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Protein arginine N-methyltransferase (PRMT) 8 was first discovered from a database search for genes harboring four conserved methyltransferase motifs, which shares more than 80% homology to PRMT1 in amino acid [Lee J, Sayegh J, Daniel J, Clarke S, Bedford MT (2005) PRMT8, a new membrane-bound tissue-specific member of the protein arginine methyltransferase(More)
The infiltration of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1, such as by HIV-infected leukocytes, across an injured blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a characteristic pathologic manifestation of HIV-1-associated dementia. HIV-1 gp120 has been implicated as a cause of breakdown of tight junctions between endothelial cells of the BBB, though the disrupting molecular(More)
The regional distribution of PRMT8 transcript was examined in mouse brain using in situ hybridization (ISH) histochemistry. The PRMT8 cRNA probe was specifically hybridized with CNS and the signals were observed only in the neurons. The distribution of the neurons expressing PRMT8 mRNA was not even throughout the brain. All of the regions related to general(More)
The distribution of protein arginine N-methyltransferase 3 (PRMT3) was investigated in the mouse brain using indirect immunofluorescence. PRMT3 was observed to be localized in the cell bodies and dendrites of neurons but not in the axons and glial cells, indicating that PRMT3 is involved in neuronal function. The distribution of the immunoreactive neurons(More)
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