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Silvia Sandini et al.
BMC microbiology, 11, 106-106 (2011-05-18)
The MP65 gene of Candida albicans (orf19.1779) encodes a putative β-glucanase mannoprotein of 65 kDa, which plays a main role in a host-fungus relationship, morphogenesis and pathogenicity. In this study, we performed an extensive analysis of a mp65Δ mutant to...
Orin C Shanks et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 75(17), 5507-5513 (2009-07-14)
Assessment of health risk and fecal bacterial loads associated with human fecal pollution requires reliable host-specific analytical methods and a rapid quantification approach. We report the development of quantitative PCR assays for quantification of two recently described human-specific genetic markers...
Predrag Serbedzija et al.
Brain research, 1303, 179-194 (2009-09-29)
The aim of this study was to identify factors that regulate the bulk of adult brain mass, and test the hypothesis that concomitantly reduced insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) levels are pathogenic for brain atrophy associated with impaired learning...
Chien-Tai Hong et al.
Cells, 9(3) (2020-03-21)
Background: Insulin resistance (IR), considered a hallmark of diabetes at the cellular level, is implicated in pre-diabetes, results in type 2 diabetes, and negatively affects mitochondrial function. Diabetes is increasingly associated with enhanced risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD); however...
Marlena Zielinska et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 6, 3163-3172 (2012-01-13)
It was hypothesized that heparan sulfate (HS) as an essential compound for myogenesis and nanoparticles of gold (nano-Au) as highly reactive compounds can affect muscle development as a consequence of molecular regulation of muscle cell formation, and that these effects...
J Jason Hoth et al.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.), 31(4), 376-381 (2008-07-31)
Blunt chest trauma resulting in pulmonary contusion with an accompanying acute inflammatory response is a common but poorly understood injury. We previously demonstrated that toll-like receptor 2 (TLR-2) participates in the inflammatory response to lung injury. We hypothesized that the...
S Vaddiraju et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 24(6), 1557-1562 (2008-10-01)
The performance of an implantable glucose sensor is strongly dependent on the ability of their outer membrane to govern the diffusion of the various participating species. In this contribution, using a series of layer-by-layer (LBL) assembled outer membranes, the role...
Johan E Karlsson et al.
Drug metabolism and disposition: the biological fate of chemicals, 38(4), 705-714 (2010-01-15)
Membrane-bound transporter proteins play an important role in the efflux of drugs from cells and can significantly influence the pharmacokinetics of drug molecules. This study describes the production of large amounts of high-activity transporter membrane vesicles from human embryonic kidney...
R Alvarez et al.
Journal of virology, 82(1), 471-486 (2007-10-19)
Understanding why human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) preferentially infects some CD4(+) CD45RO(+) memory T cells has implications for antiviral immunity and pathogenesis. We report that differential expression of a novel secreted factor, ps20, previously implicated in tissue remodeling, may underlie why...
Mano Sivaganesan et al.
BMC bioinformatics, 9, 120-120 (2008-02-27)
In real-time quantitative PCR studies using absolute plasmid DNA standards, a calibration curve is developed to estimate an unknown DNA concentration. However, potential differences in the amplification performance of plasmid DNA compared to genomic DNA standards are often ignored in...
Genomic maps of long noncoding RNA occupancy reveal principles of RNA-chromatin interactions.
Chu, C., et al.
Molecular Cell (2011)
Yong N Li et al.
The Journal of comparative neurology, 516(5), 442-453 (2009-08-06)
Horizontal cells (HCs) are involved in establishing the center-surround receptive field organization of photoreceptor and bipolar cells. In many species, HCs respond differentially to colors and may play a role in color vision. An earlier study from our laboratory suggested...
Imran Tarique et al.
Aging, 12(10), 8987-8999 (2020-05-18)
The epididymis plays a significant role as a quality control organ for long-term sperm storage, maturation, and fertilizing ability and perform filtration function to eliminate abnormal or residual spermatozoa by phagocytosis. However, the role of autophagy in spermiophagy during sperm...
Patricia A Trimmer et al.
Molecular neurodegeneration, 4, 26-26 (2009-06-19)
It has been hypothesized that reduced axonal transport contributes to the degeneration of neuronal processes in Parkinson's disease (PD). Mitochondria supply the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) needed to support axonal transport and contribute to many other cellular functions essential for the...
Campylobacter jejuni in penguins, Antarctica.
Petra Griekspoor et al.
Emerging infectious diseases, 15(5), 847-848 (2009-05-01)
Junmin Fu et al.
Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie, 126, 110084-110084 (2020-03-15)
Sepsis is a main reason for death in intensive care units, inflammation is closely related to sepsis. Anti-inflammation plays an important role in treating of sepsis. ZT01 is a triptolide derivative with strong anti-inflammatory activity and low toxicity. The purpose...
E Maria Donner et al.
Mutagenesis, 25(1), 49-55 (2009-11-04)
Groups of male B6C3F1 mice were exposed by inhalation to 0, 25, 50, 100 or 200 p.p.m. ethylene oxide (EO) for up to 48 weeks (6 hours/day, 5 days/week). Animals were sacrificed at 6, 12, 24 and 48 weeks after...
Sahar M Greish et al.
International journal of physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology, 12(5), 134-146 (2020-11-24)
Hypertension can be induced by inhibiting nitric oxide synthesis with L-NAME, which also has a role in oxidative stress. Curcumin has strong antioxidant property. Our aim was to examine the possible preventive role of curcumin on renal dysfunction secondary to...
Yaroslav Dubrovskii et al.
Talanta, 197, 374-382 (2019-02-18)
Organophosphates' toxic effect causes covalent binding to serine-198 in the active site of human plasma butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) with loss of enzymatic function (covalent inhibition). Mass spectrometric detection of modified FGESAGAAS peptide at the active site is a powerful exposure biomarker...
Naomi J Logsdon et al.
PloS one, 6(11), e28127-e28127 (2011-12-02)
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) expresses a viral ortholog (CMVIL-10) of human cellular interleukin-10 (cIL-10). Despite only ∼26% amino acid sequence identity, CMVIL-10 exhibits comparable immunosuppressive activity with cIL-10, attenuates HCMV antiviral immune responses, and contributes to lifelong persistence within infected hosts....
Oluwaseun Adebayo Bamodu et al.
Cells, 9(3) (2020-03-22)
Resistance to radiotherapy (IR), with consequent disease recurrence, continues to limit the efficacy of contemporary anticancer treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), especially in late stage. Despite accruing evidence implicating the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway in cancer-promoting hypoxia, cancerous cell...
Ana Carolina Vieira et al.
PloS one, 6(2), e17411-e17411 (2011-03-03)
Endogenous electric fields and currents occur naturally at wounds and are a strong signal guiding cell migration into the wound to promote healing. Many cells involved in wound healing respond to small physiological electric fields in vitro. It has long...
Fabio Morandi et al.
Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio), 26(5), 1275-1287 (2008-02-23)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are immunosuppressive and poorly immunogenic but may act as antigen-presenting cells (APC) for CD4(+) T-cell responses; here we have investigated their ability to serve as APC for in vitro CD8(+) T-cell responses. MSC pulsed with...
Chromatin isolation by RNA purification (ChIRP).
Chu, C., et al.
Journal of Visualized Experiments (2012)
Caroline R Archer et al.
Scientific reports, 8(1), 10160-10160 (2018-07-07)
Pharmaceutical agents despite their efficacy to treat disease can cause additional unwanted cardiovascular side effects. Cardiotoxicity is characterized by changes in either the function and/or structure of the myocardium. Over recent years, functional cardiotoxicity has received much attention, however morphological...
Wenjia Qu et al.
Theriogenology, 154, 237-245 (2020-07-19)
Sertoli cells (SCs) play their nursing role as structural and functional supporting cells during spermatogenesis to ensure the production of highly specialized mature spermatozoa. Besides that, the role of SCs in autophagy during active (adult) and inactive (young) spermatogenesis in...
Arkadiusz Gertych et al.
Cytometry. Part A : the journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology, 75(7), 569-583 (2009-05-22)
Today's advanced microscopic imaging applies to the preclinical stages of drug discovery that employ high-throughput and high-content three-dimensional (3D) analysis of cells to more efficiently screen candidate compounds. Drug efficacy can be assessed by measuring response homogeneity to treatment within...
Lubica Grausova et al.
PloS one, 6(6), e20943-e20943 (2011-06-23)
Intrinsic nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) films have been proven to be promising substrates for the adhesion, growth and osteogenic differentiation of bone-derived cells. To understand the role of various degrees of doping (semiconducting to metallic-like), the NCD films were deposited on...
Beatriz del Rio et al.
Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI, 15(9), 1429-1435 (2008-07-18)
Mucosal immunization is advantageous over other routes of antigen delivery because it can induce both mucosal and systemic immune responses. Our goal was to develop a mucosal delivery vehicle based on bacteria generally regarded as safe, such as Lactobacillus spp....
Sambrook, J., et al.
Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, B-B (1989)