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Lili Lu et al.
Antioxidants & redox signaling, 11(4), 715-724 (2008-10-01)
Oxidative damage contributes to cone cell death in retinitis pigmentosa and death of rods, cones, and retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells in age-related macular degeneration. In this study, we explored the strategy of overexpressing components of the endogenous antioxidant defense
Peter T Beernink et al.
Infection and immunity, 76(9), 4232-4240 (2008-07-02)
No broadly protective vaccine is available for the prevention of group B meningococcal disease. One promising candidate is factor H-binding protein (fHbp), which is present in all strains but often sparsely expressed. We prepared seven murine immunoglobulin G monoclonal antibodies
Peter Pastuszko et al.
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 35(4), 577-581 (2009-02-17)
To determine the effect of recovery with mild hypothermia after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) on the activity of selected key proteins involved in initiation (Bax, Caspase-3) or inhibition of apoptotic injury (Bcl-2, increased ratio Bcl-2/Bax)
Helena Zientek-Targosz et al.
Molecular cancer, 7, 51-51 (2008-06-07)
Widely accepted somatic mutation theory of carcinogenesis states that mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in genomes of somatic cells is the cause of neoplastic transformation. Identifying frequent mutations in cancer cells suggests the involvement of mutant genes in
Localizing transcription factors on chromatin by immunofluorescence.
Pile LA and Wassarman DA
Methods, 26(1), 3-9 (2002)
Margaret O'Brien et al.
Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E, 6, 1-1 (2008-01-15)
RHOGTPases play a significant role in modulating myometrial contractility in uterine smooth muscle. They are regulated by at least three families of proteins, RHO guanine nucleotide exchange factors (RHOGEFs), RHOGTPase-activating proteins (RHOGAPs) and RHO guanine nucleotide inhibitors (RHOGDIs). RHOGEFs activate
Natalia Felitsyn et al.
Journal of neurochemistry, 106(5), 2068-2079 (2008-07-31)
Delta-aminolevulinic acid (delta-ALA) is a heme precursor implicated in neurological complications associated with porphyria and tyrosinemia type I. Delta-ALA is also elevated in the urine of animals and patients treated with the investigational drug dichloroacetate (DCA). We postulated that delta-ALA
Daniel C Zielinski et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7101-7101 (2015-06-10)
Drug side effects cause a significant clinical and economic burden. However, mechanisms of drug action underlying side effect pathogenesis remain largely unknown. Here, we integrate pharmacogenomic and clinical data with a human metabolic network and find that non-pharmacokinetic metabolic pathways
Atsushi Kambe et al.
Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2(12), 1088-1099 (2009-11-26)
EP4 expression in human glioblastoma cells correlates with growth on soft agar. The cyclooxygenase inhibitor sulindac sulfide first altered specificity protein-1 (Sp-1) and early growth response gene-1 expression, then increased the expression of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-activated gene 1 and activating
Joseph G Dubouzet et al.
Plant biotechnology journal, 9(4), 466-485 (2010-10-20)
Approximately 20,000 of the rice-FOX Arabidopsis transgenic lines, which overexpress 13,000 rice full-length cDNAs at random in Arabidopsis, were screened for bacterial disease resistance by dip inoculation with Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 (Pst DC3000). The identities of the overexpressed
Takayuki Nakayama et al.
International journal of hematology, 87(4), 363-370 (2008-03-29)
von Willebrand factor (VWF) performs its hemostatic functions through binding to various proteins. The A1 domain of VWF contains binding sites of not only physiologically important ligands, but also exogenous modulators that induce VWF-platelet aggregation. Sulfatides, 3-sulfated galactosyl ceramides, that
Pinghu Zhang et al.
Autophagy, 13(7), 1093-1112 (2017-05-18)
The EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) signaling pathway is frequently deregulated in many malignancies. Therefore, targeting the EGFR pathway is regarded as a promising strategy for anticancer drug discovery. Herein, we identified a 2-amino-nicotinonitrile compound (w09) as a novel autophagy
Guangyuan Li et al.
Molecular vision, 17, 3156-3165 (2011-12-16)
The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of numerous complications of diabetes. We assessed the effect of a novel RAGE fusion protein inhibitor on retinal histopathology and nerve function, and on retinal inflammation
Cheryl M Armstrong et al.
Toxins, 10(11) (2018-10-27)
Amplified luminescent proximity homogenous assay-linked immunosorbent assay (AlphaLISA) is comprised of a bead-based immunoassay that is used for small molecule detection. In this study, a novel AlphaLISA was developed and optimized for the detection of Shiga-toxin 2 (Stx2). Efficacy and
Karine Loulier et al.
PLoS biology, 7(8), e1000176-e1000176 (2009-08-19)
During embryogenesis, the neural stem cells (NSC) of the developing cerebral cortex are located in the ventricular zone (VZ) lining the cerebral ventricles. They exhibit apical and basal processes that contact the ventricular surface and the pial basement membrane, respectively.
Pascual Torres et al.
Autophagy, 14(8), 1398-1403 (2018-06-19)
TARDBP (TAR DNA binding protein) is one of the components of neuronal aggregates in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. We have developed a simple quantitative method to evaluate TARDBP splicing function that was applied to spinal
Sara Faccidomo et al.
Psychopharmacology, 204(1), 135-147 (2009-01-07)
Extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK(1/2)) is a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway and a key molecular target for ethanol (EtOH) and other drugs of abuse. The aim of the study was to assess the role of
Richard Milner et al.
Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 28(4), 812-823 (2007-11-22)
During focal cerebral ischemia, the detachment of astrocytes from the microvascular basal lamina is not completely explained by known integrin receptor expression changes. Here, the impact of experimental ischemia (oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)) on dystroglycan expression by murine endothelial cells and
Charlotte L Kerr et al.
Parasites & vectors, 9(1), 584-584 (2016-11-17)
Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas disease in humans, has a vast reservoir of mammalian hosts in the Americas, and is classified into six genetic lineages, TcI-TcVI, with a possible seventh, TcBat. Elucidating enzootic cycles of the different lineages is
[Rupture of the pregnant uterus].
I Pardini et al.
Rivista italiana di ginecologia, 58(6), 481-502 (1977-11-01)
Victoria Rydengård et al.
PLoS pathogens, 4(8), e1000116-e1000116 (2008-09-18)
Fungi, such as Candida spp., are commonly found on the skin and at mucosal surfaces. Yet, they rarely cause invasive infections in immunocompetent individuals, an observation reflecting the ability of our innate immune system to control potentially invasive microbes found
Natini Jinawath et al.
Genes, chromosomes & cancer, 56(5), 427-435 (2017-01-27)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), either sporadic or familial, has a dismal prognosis and finding candidate genes involved in development of the cancer is crucial for the patient care. First, we identified two patients with germline alterations in or adjacent to
Richard P Laura et al.
PloS one, 11(2), e0149391-e0149391 (2016-02-20)
Among the human heme-peroxidase family, myeloperoxidase (MPO) has a unique disulfide-linked oligomeric structure resulting from multi-step processing of the pro-protein monomer (proMPO) after it exits the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Related family members undergo some, but not all, of the processing
Yutaka Nakanishi et al.
BMC cancer, 11, 3-3 (2011-01-06)
Runt-related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3) is known as a tumor suppressor gene for gastric cancer and other cancers, this gene may be involved in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). RUNX3 expression was analyzed by immunoblot and immunohistochemistry in HCC
Bret J Pearson et al.
Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists, 238(2), 443-450 (2009-01-24)
Whole-mount in situ hybridization (WISH) is a powerful tool for visualizing gene expression patterns in specific cell and tissue types. Each model organism presents its own unique set of challenges for achieving robust and reproducible staining with cellular resolution. Here
Jonathan S Duke-Cohan et al.
Vaccine, 27(8), 1154-1165 (2009-01-17)
The renewed interest in strategies to combat infectious agents with epidemic potential has led to a re-examination of vaccination protocols against smallpox. To help define which antigens elicit a human antibody response, we have targeted proteins known or predicted to
Renee M McFee et al.
Biology of reproduction, 81(5), 966-977 (2009-07-17)
We hypothesized that vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) angiogenic isoforms and their receptors, FLT1 and KDR, regulate follicular progression in the perinatal rat ovary. Each VEGFA angiogenic isoform has unique functions (based on its exons) that affect diffusibility, cell
Jérome Chal et al.
Nature protocols, 11(10), 1833-1850 (2016-09-02)
Progress toward finding a cure for muscle diseases has been slow because of the absence of relevant cellular models and the lack of a reliable source of muscle progenitors for biomedical investigation. Here we report an optimized serum-free differentiation protocol
P Lewis White et al.
Journal of clinical microbiology, 49(6), 2169-2174 (2011-04-01)
Diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis remains a significant problem. PCR testing may aid diagnosis but is not yet included in disease-defining criteria due to a lack of standardization of assays and methodologies. This study investigated the analytical performance and the clinical
Michael R Ludwig et al.
Proteomics, 16(3), 516-531 (2015-11-18)
We have applied a serologic proteomic workflow involving three complementary MS approaches to a tissue-specific Kras(G12D) -knockin mouse model of pancreatic cancer that consistently forms precancerous lesions by 4 months of age. The three proteomics applications were highly complementary and
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