A. M. Holmes

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Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis; SSc) is characterised by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs in the context of autoimmunity and vascular perturbation. Overproduction of extracellular matrix components and loss of specialised epithelial structures are analogous to the process of scar formation after tissue injury. Fibroblasts are the resident cells of(More)
OBJECTIVE The excessive deposition of extracellular matrix, including type I collagen, is a key aspect in the pathogenesis of connective tissue diseases such as systemic sclerosis (SSc; scleroderma). To further our understanding of the mechanisms governing the dysregulation of type I collagen production in SSc, we investigated the role of the activator(More)
On activated DNA aphidicolin competitively inhibits the incorporation of dCMP by both calf thymus DNA polymerase alpha A2 and C enzymes and inhibits the incorporation of the other three deoxynucleoside monophosphates apparently non-competitively. However, aphidicolin does not inhibit the incorporation of dAMP into poly(dT) . oligo(A)10 nor does it inhibit(More)
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