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We have identified 2 olfactory specific proteins in the gypsy moth Lymantria dispar that are uniquely associated with the male antennae, the principal olfactory organs of this animal. These proteins were the major soluble protein components of the olfactory sensilla, present in equivalent amounts. Both proteins comigrated on SDS-PAGE, showing an apparent(More)
Silencer elements, by analogy to enhancer elements, function independently of their position and orientation. We show that the chicken lysozyme silencer S-2.4 kb has many other characteristics in common with enhancer elements. The silencer is comprised of modules that independently repress gene activity--repression being increased synergistically when(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) comprise a large family of endopeptidases that are capable of degrading all extracellular matrix components. There is increasing evidence that MMPs are not only involved in tissue destruction but may also exert beneficial effects during axonal regeneration and nerve remyelination. Here, we provide evidence that MMP-2(More)
BACKGROUND Fingolimod (FTY720), a first-in-class sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor agonist, is a recently approved drug for treating relapsing multiple sclerosis. Experimental evidence suggests that FTY720 not only exhibits anti-inflammatory properties but also promotes myelination in the central nervous system by direct interaction with(More)
Different lines of evidence suggest that nitric oxide (NO) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory neuropathies; however, it is still unclear which structures in the peripheral nerve are the primary targets of NO-mediated nerve injury. To address this issue, we determined the expression of NO metabolites in sural nerve biopsies and in(More)
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