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David L Jakeman et al.
Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology, 33(9), 767-772 (2006-03-29)
The jadomycins are a unique family of benzoxazolophenanthridine antibiotics produced by Streptomyces venezuelae ISP5230 following heat or ethanol shock or phage infection. We have modified the culture conditions by altering the carbon source, buffer, inoculum size, and timing of ethanol
Seyedeh Mahdieh Hashemi et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 23(7), 1481-1491 (2015-03-06)
In order to find new azole antifungals, we have recently designed a series of triazole alcohols in which one of the 1,2,4-triazol-1-yl group in fluconazole structure has been replaced with 4-amino-5-aryl-3-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole motif. In this paper, we focused on the structural
Stefanie Eggers et al.
European journal of human genetics : EJHG, 23(4), 486-493 (2014-08-08)
Disorders of sex development (DSDs) encompass a broad spectrum of conditions affecting the development of the gonads and genitalia. The underlying causes for DSDs include gain or loss of function variants in genes responsible for gonad development or steroidogenesis. Most
Don L Tucker et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 184(23), 6551-6558 (2002-11-12)
Escherichia coli MG1655 acid-inducible genes were identified by whole-genome expression profiling. Cultures were grown to the mid-logarithmic phase on acidified glucose minimal medium, conditions that induce glutamate-dependent acid resistance (AR), while the other AR systems are either repressed or not
Helena Kaihola et al.
PloS one, 10(1), e0116459-e0116459 (2015-01-23)
Depressive symptoms during pregnancy are common and may have impact on the developing child. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed antidepressant treatment, but unfortunately, these treatments can also negatively affect the behavioral development and health of a
Katelyn T Gause et al.
ACS nano, 9(3), 2433-2444 (2015-02-26)
The development of subunit antigen delivery formulations has become an important research endeavor, especially in cases where a whole cell vaccine approach has significant biosafety issues. Particle-based systems have shown particular efficacy due to their inherent immunogenicity. In some cases
Djalila Mekahli et al.
Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology, 466(8), 1591-1604 (2013-11-07)
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is caused by loss-of-function mutations in either PKD1 or PKD2 genes, which encode polycystin-1 (TRPP1) and polycystin-2 (TRPP2), respectively. Increased activity of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway has been shown in PKD1
Shewit Kalayou et al.
Cell biology and toxicology, 30(6), 361-376 (2014-11-25)
The mycotoxin alternariol (AOH) is an important contaminant of fruits and cereal products. The current study sought to address the effect of a non-toxic AOH concentration on the proteome of the steroidogenic H295R cell model. Quantitative proteomics based on stable
Constantine Chrysostomou et al.
ACS chemical biology, 10(3), 875-882 (2014-12-18)
Microbial arsenate resistance is known to be conferred by specialized oxidoreductase enzymes termed arsenate reductases. We carried out a genetic selection on media supplemented with sodium arsenate for multicopy genes that can confer growth to E. coli mutant cells lacking
Alexandre Goyon et al.
Electrophoresis, 39(16), 2083-2090 (2018-05-19)
The determination of mAb critical quality attributes (CQA) is crucial for their successful application in health diseases. A generic CZE method was developed for the high-resolution separation of various mAb charge variants, which are often recognized as important CQA. A
Christopher H Douse et al.
ChemMedChem, 10(1), 134-143 (2014-11-05)
Motility is a vital feature of the complex life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, the apicomplexan parasite that causes human malaria. Processes such as host cell invasion are thought to be powered by a conserved actomyosin motor (containing myosin A or myoA)
Ashraf Ahmad et al.
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry, 71(8), 1970-1978 (2007-08-11)
Real-time PCR is a potent technique for nucleic acid quantification for research and diagnostic purposes, the wide dynamic range being one of the advantages over other techniques like the microarray. Several additives and enhancers have been studied to expand the
Francesca Mateo et al.
Molecular cancer, 13, 237-237 (2014-10-22)
Tumor cell subpopulations can either compete with each other for nutrients and physical space within the tumor niche, or co-operate for enhanced survival, or replicative or metastatic capacities. Recently, we have described co-operative interactions between two clonal subpopulations derived from
Hedda Luise Koehling et al.
Journal of clinical microbiology, 53(1), 255-261 (2014-11-14)
Candidemia is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunosuppressed patients. Candida isolates must be cultivated, identified, and tested for susceptibility. We compared the performance of a new colorimetric broth microdilution panel (SensiQuattro Candida EU) for antifungal susceptibility testing
Xiangyang Hu et al.
The Plant cell, 26(12), 4763-4781 (2014-12-30)
Winter-annual accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana require either exposure to cold stress or vernalization to initiate flowering via FRIGIDA (FRI). FRI acts as a scaffold protein to recruit several chromatin modifiers that epigenetically modify flowering genes. Here, we report that proteasome-mediated
Ikram El Zaoui et al.
Journal of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics : the official journal of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 31(1), 17-24 (2014-10-15)
XG-102, a TAT-coupled dextrogyre peptide inhibiting the c-Jun N-terminal kinase, was shown efficient in the treatment of experimental uveitis. Preclinical studies are now performed to determine optimal XG-102 dose and route of administration in endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) in rats with
Shin Kedashiro et al.
Journal of cell science, 128(2), 385-396 (2014-11-22)
The binding of ligand to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) causes the receptor to become activated and stimulates the endocytosis of EGFR. Early endosomes containing activated EGFR migrate along microtubules as they mature into late endosomes. We have recently shown
Qian Zhang et al.
The Journal of experimental medicine, 211(13), 2549-2566 (2014-11-26)
DOCK8 mutations result in an inherited combined immunodeficiency characterized by increased susceptibility to skin and other infections. We show that when DOCK8-deficient T and NK cells migrate through confined spaces, they develop cell shape and nuclear deformation abnormalities that do
Timothy A Vickers et al.
PloS one, 9(10), e108625-e108625 (2014-10-10)
Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) are most commonly designed to reduce targeted RNA via RNase H1-dependent degradation. In this paper we demonstrate that cellular proteins can compete for sites targeted by RNase H1-dependent ASOs. We further show that some ASOs designed to
Devashish Rath et al.
Nucleic acids research, 43(1), 237-246 (2014-12-02)
Methods that permit controlled changes in the expression of genes are important tools for biological and medical research, and for biotechnological applications. Conventional methods are directed at individually changing each gene, its regulatory elements or its mRNA's translation rate. We
Christoph Mathieu et al.
The Biochemical journal, 463(1), 9-18 (2014-07-06)
Amino acid transporters are crucial for parasite survival since the cellular metabolism of parasitic protozoa depends on the up-take of exogenous amino acids. Amino acid transporters are also of high pharmacological relevance because they may mediate uptake of toxic amino
Maria Siopi et al.
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 69(6), 1611-1619 (2014-02-20)
Although voriconazole reached the bedside 10 years ago and became the standard care in the treatment of invasive aspergillosis, reliable clinical breakpoints are still in high demand. Moreover, this has increased due to the recent emergence of azole resistance. Four
Kevin J Dueck et al.
Journal of virology, 89(10), 5382-5394 (2015-03-06)
Vaccinia E3 protein has the biochemical capacity of binding to double-stranded RNA (dsRNA). The best characterized biological functions of the E3 protein include its host range function, suppression of cytokine expression, and inhibition of interferon (IFN)-induced antiviral activity. Currently, the
Pei Shing Gwee et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 52(12), 1526-1531 (2014-07-16)
Despite several phytochemical studies of Nepenthes gracilis Korth (Nepenthaceae), the biological activities of this pitcher plant remain to be explored. This study evaluates the antifungal activity of N. gracilis extracts, isolates, and characterizes its bioactive compound and evaluates the cytotoxicity
Vaidehi Agrawal et al.
Melanoma research, 24(6), 556-567 (2014-10-12)
Metastatic melanoma is a deadly form of cancer with few therapeutic options and the cause of more than 9480 deaths annually in the USA alone. Novel treatment options for this disease are urgently needed. Here we test the efficacy of
Warren J Goux et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 279(26), 26868-26875 (2004-04-22)
We studied fibril formation in a family of peptides based on PHF6 (VQIVYK), a short peptide segment found in the microtubule binding region of tau protein. N-Acetylated peptides AcVYK-amide (AcVYK), AcIVYK-amide (AcPHF4), AcQIVYK-amide (AcPHF5), and AcV-QIVYK-amide (AcPHF6) rapidly formed straight
Anita V Thomae et al.
Biophysical journal, 89(3), 1802-1811 (2005-06-14)
According to the pH-partition hypothesis the charged species of organic compounds do not contribute to lipid bilayer permeation as they generally show negligible partitioning into n-octanol. With this assumption, membrane permeation is related to the molar fraction of the neutral
Kah Jing Lim et al.
Oncotarget, 6(3), 1666-1677 (2015-01-06)
During normal development, heterogeneous expression of Notch ligands can result in pathway suppression in the signal-sending cell, a process known as lateral inhibition. It is unclear if an analogous phenomenon occurs in malignant cells. We observed significant induction of Notch
Rigmor Solberg et al.
Biological chemistry, 396(1), 71-80 (2014-09-11)
Macrophages express several lysosomal cysteine proteases such as cathepsins and legumain. In this study, we assessed the expression, activity and secretion of legumain in cellular models of monocytes/macrophages. Macrophages were derived from M-CSF- or GM-CSF/IFNγ-stimulated human primary monocytes (M2 and
Rosalie Fisher et al.
Genome biology, 15(8), 433-433 (2014-08-28)
Genomic analysis of multi-focal renal cell carcinomas from an individual with a germline VHL mutation offers a unique opportunity to study tumor evolution. We perform whole exome sequencing on four clear cell renal cell carcinomas removed from both kidneys of
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