Phase I biotransformation reactions introduce or expose functional groups on the drug with the goal of increasing the polarity of the compound. Although Phase I drug metabolism occurs in most tissues, the primary and first pass site of metabolism occurs
The extracellular (ECM) microenvironment, defined by biochemical cues and physical cues, is a deciding factor in a wide range of cellular processes including cell adhesion, proliferation, differentiation, and expression of phenotype-specific functions. For this reason, engineering the ECM microenvironment provides
Proteins are complex biological molecules essential for cellular structure and functions. The majority of proteins commonly interact with various molecules, including other proteins, in order to exert their functions.
Our aim was to investigate the dimerization and activation pattern of two receptors, EGFR (ErbB1) and HER2 (ErbB2), in the EGFR-family using breast cancer cell lines and selected colon tissues as model systems.
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) is principally found stored in three main cell types - i) serotonergic neurons in the CNS and in the intestinal myenteric plexus, ii) enterochromaffin cells in the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, and iii) in blood platelets. Metabolism