Abdel A Alli

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BACKGROUND Mortality from prostate cancer remains a significant problem with current treatment(s), with an expected 30 350 deaths from prostate cancer in 2005. Long-acting natriuretic peptide, vessel dilator, kaliuretic peptide and atrial natriuretic peptide have significant anticancer effects in breast and pancreatic adenocarcinomas. Whether these effects(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality from colon cancer is significant with an expected 30,350 colon cancer deaths in 2005 with current treatment(s). Long-acting natriuretic peptide, vessel dilator, kaliuretic peptide, and atrial natriuretic peptide have significant anticancer effects in breast and pancreatic adenocarcinomas. AIM OF STUDY Whether these peptide hormones(More)
Atomic Fluorescence-based methods have been developed for measuring ultratrace levels of mercury (Hg) in environmental (water, soil) and biological (fish tissue) samples. In addition, methods for preparation of water, soil, and tissue samples have been developed. For the analysis of total Hg in soil, sediment and fish the samples are digested with(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality from renal-cell cancer remains a significant problem with an estimated 12,600 deaths in the United States in 2005 even with current treatment(s) of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy. Four cardiac natriuretic peptides, that is, atrial natriuretic peptide, vessel dilator, long-acting natriuretic peptide and kaliuretic(More)
BACKGROUND Four peptide hormones of a family of six hormones, i.e. atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), C-natriuretic peptide (CNP), long acting natriuretic peptide (LANP), vessel dilator and kaliuretic peptide, significantly decrease the number of adenocarcinoma cells in culture. The present investigation was designed to(More)
RATIONALE Alveolar liquid clearance is regulated by Na(+) uptake through the apically expressed epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) and basolaterally localized Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase in type II alveolar epithelial cells. Dysfunction of these Na(+) transporters during pulmonary inflammation can contribute to pulmonary edema. OBJECTIVES In this study, we sought to(More)
The epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) plays an important role in regulating sodium balance, extracellular volume, and blood pressure. Evidence suggests the α and γ subunits of ENaC are cleaved during assembly before they are inserted into the apical membranes of epithelial cells, and maximal activity of ENaC depends on cleavage of the extracellular loops of(More)
BACKGROUND Four cardiac hormones have anticancer effects in vitro: i) atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), ii) vessel dilator, iii) long acting natriuretic peptide (LANP), and iv) kaliuretic peptide. MATERIALS AND METHODS These cardiac hormones were infused subcutaneously for 28 days with weekly fresh hormones at 3 nM min(-1) kg(-1) body weight in athymic(More)
Phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate (PIP2) regulates epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) open probability. In turn, myristoylated alanine-rich C kinase substrate (MARCKS) protein or MARCKS-like protein 1 (MLP-1) at the plasma membrane regulates the delivery of PIP2 to ENaC. MARCKS and MLP-1 are regulated by changes in cytosolic calcium; increasing calcium(More)
Numerous reports have linked cytoskeleton-associated proteins with the regulation of epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) activity. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of actin cytoskeleton disruption by cytochalasin E on ENaC activity in Xenopus 2F3 cells. Here, we show that cytochalasin E treatment for 60 min can disrupt the integrity(More)