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Histamine N-methyltransferase (HMT) (EC plays a crucial role in the inactivation of the neurotransmitter histamine in the CNS. However, the localization of HMT remains to be determined. In the present study, we investigated immunohistochemical localization of HMT in the bovine CNS using a polyclonal antibody against bovine HMT. The HMT-like(More)
We investigated the immunohistochemical localization of a cytokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in the bovine brain. MIF was present in the ependymal cell linings of the cerebral ventricles throughout. Double immunostaining of the section with anti-glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) antibody and with anti-MIF antibody showed that the(More)
Histamine plays important roles in gastric acid secretion, inflammation, and allergic response. Histamine N-methyltransferase (HMT; EC is crucial to the inactivation of histamine in tissues. In this study we investigated the immunohistochemical localization of this enzyme in guinea pig tissues using a rabbit polyclonal antibody against bovine HMT.(More)
We purified macrophage migration inhibitory factor/glycosylation inhibiting factor (MIF/GIF) from bovine brain by using an affinity column with the C-terminal region peptide of a novel serpin as a ligand. The affinity purified preparation showing a single band on SDS-PAGE contained four peptides on RP-HPLC, which were converged into two peptides(More)
Oxidative stress was induced in 12-week-old offspring of protein-restricted (9% protein) and control (20% protein) protein-restricted stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) by administering phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) for 4 weeks to determine the effects of oxidative stress on the vascular function of the SHRSP offspring. There was(More)
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