A. G. Stewart

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The invasiveness of breast cancer cells was shown to be associated with the suppressed ability to develop apoptosis. The role of cell death DNases/endonucleases has not been previously examined in relation with the invasiveness of breast cancer cells. We have compared the activity of the endonucleases in seven human breast cancer cell lines different in the(More)
Gamma radiation is known to induce cell death in several organs. This damage is associated with endonuclease-mediated DNA fragmentation; however, the enzyme that produces the latter and is likely to cause cell death is unknown. To determine whether the most abundant cytotoxic endonuclease DNase I mediates gamma-radiation-induced tissue injury, we used DNase(More)
Nephrotoxicity from the chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin is associated with DNA fragmentation and cell death. We have recently demonstrated that DNase I knockout mice are significantly protected against cisplatin nephrotoxicity, but it is unknown whether the DNA fragmentation that occurs is produced by DNase I or another endonuclease. In this study we(More)
Using synthetic oligodeoxyribonucleotides to prime the transcription of interferon mRNA and cDNA, we recently determined the mRNA sequence coding for the 47 amino-terminal amino acids of mature human fibroblast interferon (1). From this sequence, we have now synthesised an oligodeoxyribonucleotide that is homologous with the mRNA sequence coding for amino(More)
Surface flashover characteristics of Dow-Corning type 704 diffusion-pump oil (DC-704) were measured to determine the suitability of this fluid as a vacuum barrier in pulse-power accelerators. These experiments were conducted on an Ion Physics Corporation FX-45 pulse generator, which provided 28-ns (FWHM) pulses in the 500- to 1000-kV range. These pulses(More)
Intraperitoneal administration of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) was found to protect mice against subsequent lethal infection by encephalomyocarditis (EMC) virus without induction of detectable amounts of circulating interferon. The nature of this effect was examined in terms of the types of natural polyribonucleotides which could afford such protection. rRNA(More)
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