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Insulin-sensitizing thiazolidinedione (TZD) compounds are high affinity ligands for a member of the nuclear receptor family, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma. A scintillation proximity assay for measurement of 3H-radiolabeled TZD binding to human PPARgamma under homogeneous conditions was developed. Using this approach, a novel(More)
Two human lymphoid cell lines, Raji and Namalwa, and seven somatic cell hybrids between these two cells were tested for spontaneous interferon production. Namalwa and three of the hybrids produce interferon while the four other hybrids, like Raji, do not. Though the Namalwa line is relatively resistant to superinfection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV),(More)
The effect of interferon on expression of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) early gene functions was investigated. The 'early antigen' synthesis which follows either EBV superinfection of established lymphoid cell lines or 5'-iododeoxyuridine activation of the intrinsic EBV genomes harboured by these cells could be suppressed with interferon. In contrast, the(More)
Established human lymphoid cell lines, many of which spontaneously produce interferon, differ in the efficiency by which they allow expression of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) lytic functions. Six EBV carrying lymphoid cell lines, selected to either be extremely susceptible or very refractory to EBV superinfection, were tested for spontaneous interferon(More)
The replication of the 50 to 60 latent, predominantly extrachromosomal, Epstein-Barr virus genomes maintained by the Burkitt-lymphoma-derived Raji cell line was investigated by using a Meselson-Stahl density transfer approach. Samples of DNA isolated from cells cultivated for different periods in bromodeoxyuridine-supplemented medium were fractionated(More)