BERT L. VALLEE

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Since its discovery in 1957 metallothionein (MT) has remained a protein in search of a function. After 40 years of frustrating efforts, three areas of research point to its zinc cluster structure as the basis of its functional potential: (1) the regulation of MT gene expression by zinc-dependent transcription factors, (2) neuronal growth inhibition in(More)
Human angiogenin, a potent inducer of neovascularization, is secreted by HT-29 colon adenocarcinoma cells. microgram doses of a monoclonal antibody that neutralizes the in vitro and in vivo activities of angiogenin prevent or delay the appearance of s.c. HT-29 tumors in athymic mice in a statistically significant, dose-dependent manner. The antibody is not(More)
Angiogenin is a 14 kD protein, initially isolated as a tumour-cell secreted product but subsequently found to be a normal constituent of human plasma. It is a potent inducer of blood vessel formation on the chorioallantoic membrane of the chick embryo. Chemical characterization of the protein reveals a remarkable homology to the pancreatic ribonuclease(More)
• From previous page Similarly, higher levels of manganese than established to prevent defi ciency may modulate physiology. The NRC (1994) recommendation for manganese in broiler diets is 60 ppm, but recent research suggests that a higher level (120-130 ppm) may be needed (Li et al., 2010) based on increased heart manganese-super oxide dismutase messenger(More)
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