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Ryoichi Arita et al.
Diabetes, 58(1), 215-226 (2008-10-09)
Leukocyte adhesion in retinal microvasuculature substantially contributes to diabetic retinopathy. Involvement of the Rho/Rho kinase (ROCK) pathway in diabetic microvasculopathy and therapeutic potential of fasudil, a selective ROCK inhibitor, are investigated. Localization of RhoA/ROCK and Rho activity were examined in
Fhernanda R Smiderle et al.
BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 11, 58-58 (2011-07-27)
Mushroom polysaccharides have traditionally been used for the prevention and treatment of a multitude of disorders like infectious illnesses, cancers and various autoimmune diseases. Crude mushroom extracts have been tested without detailed chemical analyses of its polysaccharide content. For the
Hao Lu et al.
Molecular biology of the cell, 19(5), 1893-1902 (2008-02-22)
GRIM-19 was found to copurify with complex I of mitochondrial respiratory chain and subsequently was demonstrated to be involved in complex I assembly and activity. To further understand its function in complex I, we dissected its functional domains by generating
Uta Bussmeyer et al.
Infection and immunity, 78(1), 358-363 (2009-10-28)
Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the causative agent of tick-borne human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), is an intracellular bacterium which survives and multiplies inside polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes (PMN). Increased bacterial burden in gamma interferon (IFN-gamma)-deficient mice suggested a major role of IFN-gamma in the
Li Wang et al.
PloS one, 6(11), e27289-e27289 (2011-11-17)
Our previous work showed that mice immunized with attenuated activated syngeneic T cells (aTCV) led to damping Treg function which resulted in enhancing anti-tumor immunity. It is well known that DC plays a very important role in controlling Th cell
Ellen Menkhorst et al.
Biology of reproduction, 80(5), 920-927 (2009-01-16)
Hormonal contraceptives are unsuitable for many women; thus, the development of new, nonhormonal contraceptives is of great interest. In women, uterine epithelial expression of interleukin 11 (IL11) and its receptor (IL11RA) suggests IL11 is critical for blastocyst attachment during implantation.
Wong Yau Hsiung et al.
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2011, 293060-293060 (2011-03-23)
The anticancer potential of Leea indica, a Chinese medicinal plant was investigated for the first time. The crude ethanol extract and fractions (ethyl acetate, hexane, and water) of Leea indica were evaluated their cytotoxicity on various cell lines (Ca Ski
Tamara Veiga-Parga et al.
PLoS pathogens, 7(12), e1002427-e1002427 (2011-12-17)
Ocular herpes simplex virus infection can cause a blinding CD4⁺ T cell orchestrated immuno-inflammatory lesion in the cornea called Stromal Keratitis (SK). A key to controlling the severity of SK lesions is to suppress the activity of T cells that
Dariush Mokhtari et al.
Diabetes, 57(7), 1896-1904 (2008-04-19)
The transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) and the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinase (JNK) 1/2 are known to play decisive roles in cytokine-induced damage of rodent beta-cells. The upstream events by which these factors are activated in response
Michael J Cox et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 13262-13262 (2020-08-09)
Phenomic profiles are high-dimensional sets of readouts that can comprehensively capture the biological impact of chemical and genetic perturbations in cellular assay systems. Phenomic profiling of compound libraries can be used for compound target identification or mechanism of action (MoA)
Jian Zhang et al.
BMC medical genetics, 10, 62-62 (2009-07-02)
T-cell immunoglobulin mucin-3 (TIM3) is a TH1-specific type 1 membrane protein that regulates TH1 proliferation and the development of immunological tolerance. TIM3 and its genetic variants have been suggested to play a role in regulating allergic diseases. Polymorphisms in the
Oleh Taratula et al.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 140(3), 284-293 (2009-07-02)
Low penetration ability of Small Interfering RNA (siRNA) through the cellular plasma membrane combined with its limited stability in blood, limits the effectiveness of the systemic delivery of siRNA. In order to overcome such difficulties, we constructed a nanocarrier-based delivery
Kirsten Dörries et al.
PloS one, 8(12), e81500-e81500 (2013-12-07)
During infection processes, Staphylococcus aureus is able to survive within the host and to invade tissues and cells. For studying the interaction between the pathogenic bacterium and the host cell, the bacterial growth behaviour and its metabolic adaptation to the
David M Waag et al.
Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI, 15(10), 1505-1512 (2008-08-15)
Although the phase I Coxiella burnetii cellular vaccine is completely efficacious in humans, adverse local and systemic reactions may develop if immune individuals are inadvertently vaccinated. The phase I chloroform-methanol residue (CMRI) vaccine was developed as a potentially safer alternative.
Toshihiro Ito et al.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 180(12), 1227-1238 (2009-10-03)
Accumulating evidence supports the hypothesis that the continuous host response to a persistent challenge can polarize the cytokine environment toward a Th2 cytokine phenotype, but the mechanisms responsible for this skewing are not clear. We investigated the role of Toll-like
Ana Casaca et al.
Virology journal, 8, 358-358 (2011-07-22)
Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is considered to be a satellite virus of the Hepatitis B virus. The genome consists of a 1679 nt ssRNA molecule in which a single ORF was identified. This ORF codes for a unique protein, the
Eric R Londin et al.
BMC genomics, 12, 464-464 (2011-09-29)
The creation of lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) through Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) transformation of B-lymphocytes can result in a valuable biomaterial for cell biology research and a renewable source of DNA. While LCLs have been used extensively in cellular and genetic
Jangsoon Lee et al.
Biomedicines, 9(7) (2021-07-03)
Human epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) 2 (HER2) is overexpressed/amplified in about 25% of all breast cancers, and EGFR is overexpressed in up to 76% and amplified in up to 24% of triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC). Here, we aimed to
Umut Gazi et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 286(10), 7822-7829 (2011-01-06)
The mannose receptor (MR) is an endocytic type I membrane molecule with a broad ligand specificity that is involved in both hemostasis and pathogen recognition. Membrane-anchored MR is cleaved by a metalloproteinase into functional soluble MR (sMR) composed of the
Ida Marie Rundgren et al.
Journal of immunological methods, 461, 53-62 (2018-06-16)
Monocytes are important for innate immunity and include the classical (CD14brightCD16negative), intermediate (CD14brightCD16dim) and non-classical (CD14dimCD16bright) monocyte subsets. The quantification of these functionally different subsets in peripheral blood may become useful for diagnosis and follow-up in human diseases. The aim
Michael D Lewis et al.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 81(6), 1041-1049 (2009-12-10)
Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas disease, can be subdivided into six discrete typing units (DTUs), TcI, TcIIa, TcIIb, TcIIc, TcIId or TcIIe, each having distinct epidemiologically important features. Dozens of genetic markers are available to determine the DTU to
Micheli F Sassá et al.
Immunology, 128(2), 301-309 (2009-09-11)
Toll-like receptors have been implicated in the recognition of various pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi. However, no information is available about Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) participation in Sporothrix schenckii recognition and the consequent triggering of the immune response
Eduardo Lasalvia-Prisco et al.
Biologics : targets & therapy, 2(3), 555-561 (2009-08-27)
The purpose of this study was to compare chemotherapy-naive patients with stage IV nonsmall cell lung cancer patients treated with chemotherapy or chemoimmunotherapy. We tested doxetacel plus cisplatinum as chemotherapy protocol. An immunomodulatory adjuvant system was added as chemoimmunotherapy to
Sarah Hutchinson et al.
PloS one, 6(2), e14646-e14646 (2011-02-10)
Murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) is an important animal model of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a β-Herpesvirus that infects the majority of the world's population and causes disease in neonates and immunocompromised adults. CD8(+) T cells are a major part of the immune
Steven C Pino et al.
Cell stress & chaperones, 13(4), 421-434 (2008-04-18)
T cell receptor (TCR) ligation (signal one) in the presence of co-stimulation (signal two) results in downstream signals that increase protein production enabling naïve T cells to fully activate and gain effector function. Enhanced production of proteins by a cell
Ana M Solares et al.
ISRN obstetrics and gynecology, 2011, 292951-292951 (2011-07-13)
Objective. CIGB-228 is a novel therapeutic vaccine consisting of HLA-restricted HPV16 E7 epitope adjuvated with VSSP. This trial was designed to evaluate the toxicity, safety, immunogenicity, HPV clearance, and lesion regression. Methods. Seven women were entered. All were HLA-A2 positive
Lilla Ozgyin et al.
Scientific reports, 9(1), 4889-4889 (2019-03-22)
Genotyped human B-lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) are widely used models in mapping quantitative trait loci for chromatin features, gene expression, and drug response. The extent of genotype-independent functional genomic variability of the LCL model, although largely overlooked, may inform association
Richard J Marsh et al.
Nature methods, 15(9), 689-692 (2018-08-01)
High-density analysis methods for localization microscopy increase acquisition speed but produce artifacts. We demonstrate that these artifacts can be eliminated by the combination of Haar wavelet kernel (HAWK) analysis with standard single-frame fitting. We tested the performance of this method
T M Suszynski et al.
Transplantation proceedings, 40(2), 346-350 (2008-04-01)
Real-time, accurate assessment of islet viability is critical for avoiding transplantation of nontherapeutic preparations. Measurements of the intracellular ADP/ATP ratio have been recently proposed as useful prospective estimates of islet cell viability and potency. However, dead cells may be rapidly
Darrell Pilling et al.
PloS one, 4(10), e7475-e7475 (2009-10-17)
The processes that drive fibrotic diseases are complex and include an influx of peripheral blood monocytes that can differentiate into fibroblast-like cells called fibrocytes. Monocytes can also differentiate into other cell types, such as tissue macrophages. The ability to discriminate
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