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Antibacterial properties of serum from the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
Treatment of alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and human serum samples with Escherichia coli resulted in a time- and concentration-dependent inhibition of bacterial proliferation. WhenExpand
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Identification of alternative pathway serum complement activity in the blood of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
Incubation of different dilutions of alligator serum with sheep red blood cells (SRBCs) that had not been sensitized with antibodies resulted in concentration-dependent hemolytic activity. ThisExpand
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Effect of in vivo and in vitro lovastatin treatment on mast cell activation.
The hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase inhibitor lovastatin is used to treat hyperlipidaemia. This agent prevents the isoprenylation of some proteins involved in signal transductionExpand
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The ΔfbpA attenuated candidate vaccine from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, H37Rv primes for a stronger T-bet dependent Th1 immunity in mice.
The ΔfbpA candidate vaccine derived from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37Rv) (Mtb) protects mice better than BCG against tuberculosis, and we investigated the hypothesis that ΔfbpA may induce aExpand
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Effects of secretory phospholipase A2 enzymes on mast cells of rat, guinea pig and human
Although the level of the 14 kDa group-II secretory phospholipase A 2 enzyme (sPLA2-II) has been reported to increase at inflammatory sites [1], the exact roles of this enzyme in inflammation is notExpand
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Effects of secretory phospholipase A2 enzymes on mast cells of rat, guinea pig and human.
  • H. Lau, C. Roche
  • Medicine
  • Inflammation research : official journal of the…
  • 1997
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Effects of type I and type II phospholipase A2 on rat peritoneal mast cells
Materials and methods In addition to the phospholipase A 2 (PLA2) found in the cytosol of inflammatory cells, secretory types of the enzyme (sPLA2) have been identified in snake venoms, mammal ianExpand
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Effects of secretory PLA2 on rat peritoneal mast cells activated by different secretagogues.
  • H. Lau, C. Roche
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Advances in experimental medicine and biology
  • 1997
Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is a family of enzymes which releases lysophospholipids and free fatty acids by catalyzing the hydrolysis of the acyl ester bond at the sn-2 position of phospholipidExpand
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