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The poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) is involved in cell recovery from DNA damage, such as methylation of N3-adenine, that activates the base excision repair process. In the present study we demonstrated that MeOSO(2)(CH(2))(2)-lexitropsin (Me-Lex), a methylating agent that almost exclusively produces N3-methyladenine, induced different modalities of cell(More)
of the infinite sums, appearing in the calculation of mobility and C,, is the gate oxide capacitance per unit area. The the variances for the steady-state case, known results can be used effect of channel length modulation is not included in (1) but is [2], [3]. Therefore, it is possible to plot diagrams of the statistics separately taken into account when(More)
Morphometric analysis of brain structures recently has become a main focus of interest in studies of some neuropsychiatric diseases. Limitations in imaging and mensuration methodology that is available currently for quantitative measurement of anatomic structures have prompted the development of a computerized system to study brain morphometry. A menudriven(More)
Apigenin, a widely distributed plant flavonoid, was previously found to inhibit chemically induced ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity and skin tumor promotion. The purpose of the present research was to determine if apigenin is effective in the prevention of ultraviolet-B light (UVB) induced skin carcinogenesis. Further studies ascertained if apigenin(More)
To investigate the development of denervation supersensitivity to serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) in the amygdala (AMYG) and the ventral lateral geniculate nucleus (vLGN), single cell recordings, microiontophoretic, histochemical and biochemical techniques were used in the present study. 5-HT projections to the vLGN and the AMYG were destroyed by(More)
The authors measured gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels in the lumbar CSF of patients with depression, with psychosis, or undergoing evaluation for a neurologic disorder. GABA levels in the CSF from depressed patients were significantly decreased compared with neurologic control patients. CSF GABA levels in psychotic patients were not different from(More)
DNA glycosylases that remove alkylated and deaminated purine nucleobases are essential DNA repair enzymes that protect the genome, and at the same time confound cancer alkylation therapy, by excising cytotoxic N3-methyladenine bases formed by DNA-targeting anticancer compounds. The basis for glycosylase specificity towards N3- and N7-alkylpurines is(More)
The Werner syndrome (WS) protein (WRN), a DNA helicase/exonuclease, is required for genomic stability and avoidance of cancer. Current evidence suggests that WRN is involved in the resolution of stalled and/or collapsed replication forks. This function is indicated, in part, by replication defects in WS cells and by hypersensitivity to agents causing major(More)
DNA-damaging agents produce a plethora of cellular responses that include p53 induction, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis. It is generally assumed that it is the DNA damage produced by these agents that triggers such responses, but there is limited direct evidence to support this assumption. Here, we used DNA alkylation repair proficient and deficient(More)
The human p53 protein acts mainly as a stress inducible transcription factor transactivating several genes involved in cell cycle arrest (e.g. p21) or apoptosis (e.g. Bax, PIG3). Roughly half of all human tumours contains p53 missense mutations. Virtually all tumour-derived p53 mutants are unable to activate Bax transcription but some retain the ability to(More)