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Carbon monoxide dehydrogenases (CO-DH) are the enzymes responsible for the oxidation of CO to carbon dioxide in carboxydobacteria and consist of three nonidentical subunits containing molybdopterin flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), and two different iron-sulfur clusters (O. Meyer, K. Frunzke, D. Gadkari, S. Jacobitz, I. Hugendieck, and M. Kraut, FEMS(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major human pathogen causing mild to severe liver disease worldwide and is remarkably efficient at establishing persistent infections. Previously, we have shown that the core protein has an immunomodulatory function including the suppression of T lymphocyte responses to viral infection. To investigate the underlying mechanism(More)
Acori graminei Rhizoma (AGR) is shown to exhibit a number of pharmacological actions including sedation and anticonvulsive action. To further characterize its actions in the CNS, the present study evaluated the effects of essential oils (EO) from AGR on the excitotoxic neuronal cell death induced in primary rat cortical cell cultures. EO inhibited the(More)
Acori graminei rhizoma (AGR) are reported to exhibit a number of pharmacological actions in the central nervous system. The effects of the methanol extract of AGR on excitotoxic neuronal death were evaluated in the present study using cultured rat cortical neurons. Based on the phase-contrast microscopic examinations of cultures and lactate dehydrogenase(More)
Theiler's virus induces immune-mediated demyelinating disease similar to human MS in susceptible mice. Though the MHC class II-restricted T cell response is critical, susceptibility/resistance is also associated with a MHC class I haplotype. Here we report that perforin-deficient C57BL/6 mice (pKO) are susceptible to demyelination and develop clinical(More)
Resveratrol, a natural hydroxystilbene, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic activities. Inhibitory effects of resveratrol and its analogs on reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in unopsonized zymosan-stimulated murine macrophage Raw264.7 cells, human monocytes, and neutrophils were analyzed to investigate if the(More)
AIMS To evaluate the prevalence of the 16189 variant of mitochondrial DNA in Korean adults and its association with insulin resistance. METHODS We investigated 160 non-diabetic subjects from a community-based diabetes survey conducted in Yonchon County, Korea in 1993. We extracted the DNA from peripheral blood and examined the 16189 variant by polymerase(More)
The effects of hypoxia in precontracted rat pulmonary artery rings with and without endothelium was studied. Hypoxia (30 mmHg) produced a contraction (hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, HPV). Removal of endothelium abolished the HPV. The HPV was reproducible. The amplitude of HPV was similar to arteries equilibrated with 100% O2 and room air. L-NNA(More)
We have previously synthesized a new cationic liposome that displays high efficiency and low toxicity, 3 beta[l-ornithinamide-carbamoyl] cholesterol (O-Chol), using solid-phase synthesis. In this study, O-Chol was applied to in vitro and in vivo models of ovarian cancer. Intraperitoneal gene delivery for peritoneal disseminated ovarian cancer in nude mice(More)