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Streptokinase (SK), which activates human plasminogen by promoting its conversion to plasmin, is normally obtained from beta-hemolytic streptococci. Treatment with SK is an effective therapy for improving survival and preserving left ventricular function after coronary thrombosis. We report the cloning, expression in E. coli to levels of 25% of the total(More)
Exercise is a low-cost intervention that promotes health and contributes to the maintenance of the quality of life. The present study was designed to investigate the influence of different resistance exercise protocols on the nociceptive threshold of rats. Female Wistar rats were used to perform exercises in a weight-lifting exercise model. The following(More)
Enzymatic activity was analyzed in the soleus, gastrocnemius (red and white) and plantaris muscles of acutely exercised rats after long-term administration of Panax ginseng extract in order to evaluate the protective role of ginseng against skeletal muscle oxidation. Ginseng extract (3, 10, 100, or 500 mg/kg) was administered orally for three months to male(More)
1. Plasma protein extravasation (PPE) responses in guinea-pig skin have been measured using accumulation of intravenously injected 125I-labelled human serum albumin (125I-HSA). 2. The nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor, NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME; 0.1 mumol/site) significantly reduced responses to bradykinin (BK; 0.5 nmol/site) or histamine(More)
Energy consumption and efficiency is a main issue in high performance computing systems in order to reach exascale computing. Researchers in the field are focusing their effort in reducing the first and increasing the latter while there is no current standard for energy measurement. Current energy measurement tools are specific and architectural dependent(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The activation of proteinase-activated receptors (PARs) has been implicated in the development of important hallmarks of inflammation, including in vivo leukocyte recruitment. Here, we examined the effects of aprotinin, a potent inhibitor of trypsin proteinase and the kallikrein-kinin system, and the PAR-4 antagonist YPGKF-NH(2) (tcY-NH(2))(More)
One-cell embryos from mice and rabbits were microinjected with a hybrid gene composed of 1.6 kilobases (kb) promoter/regulatory sequences of the bovine alphaS1 casein gene fused to the complementary DNA (cDNA) encoding for the human tissue plasminogen activator (htPA) and 3'untranslated sequences from rabbit beta-globin and SV 40 genes. Transgenic mice and(More)
In this study we have evaluated the score, sperm migration and ultrastructural characteristics of cervical mucus present in amenorrhoeic women under exclusive breastfeeding at 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 days post-partum. Periovulatory mucus samples from seven normally cycling women were used as a control. The average scores of post-partum and(More)
Recent evidence suggests that several processes during mammalian embryogenesis may be regulated by IFNs or IFN-like molecules. With the use of MAPPing, the simultaneous presence of transcripts homologous to IFN-alpha, IFN-beta, IRF-1, and IRF-2 was examined in mouse embryos and in embryonal carcinoma (EC) P19 cells, which are equivalent to epiblast cells of(More)
1. The effect of heparin and related glycosaminoglycans on bovine airway smooth muscle proliferation has been investigated. 2. Foetal bovine serum stimulated division of bovine trachealis smooth muscle cells in a concentration-dependent fashion at concentrations between 1 and 30%. 3. Heparin (0.1-100 micrograms ml-1), heparan sulphate (0.1-100 micrograms(More)