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The Maillard or browning reaction between reducing sugars and protein contributes to the chemical deterioration and loss of nutritional value of proteins during food processing and storage. This article presents and discusses evidence that the Maillard reaction is also involved in the chemical aging of long-lived proteins in human tissues. While the(More)
The Amadori Rearrangement Product is the first stable adduct formed during glycation (nonenzymatic glycosylation) of protein. This review deals with the structure of the Amadori adduct on protein, factors affecting the kinetics and specificity of glycation of protein, measurements of the extent of glycation of proteins in vivo, and the possible significance(More)
FlyFactorSurvey (http://pgfe.umassmed.edu/TFDBS/) is a database of DNA binding specificities for Drosophila transcription factors (TFs) primarily determined using the bacterial one-hybrid system. The database provides community access to over 400 recognition motifs and position weight matrices for over 200 TFs, including many unpublished motifs. Search(More)
In vitro phagocytosis of yeast cells by hemocytes of the mollusc Biomphalaria glabrata can occur in the absence of plasma, but is enhanced by opsonization in plasma from certain snail strains. We have investigated the carbohydrate specificity of the hemocyte-bound receptor for phagocytosis and the free plasma opsonin using two dominant carbohydrate(More)
Tissue transplantation immunity with a specific memory component is demonstrated in populations of Montipora. This highly discriminating immunoreactivity derives from extensive allogeneic polymorphism of histocompatibility (H) markers. An H system of immunorecognition is postulated to have originated in multicellular invertebrates probably beginning with(More)
It has been demonstrated that a simple two-compartment kinetic model may account for the changes in plasma concentration of pancuronium after i.v. administration. However, it can be shown that this simple model does not account satisfactory for the observed changes in muscle twitch response. By the addition of a receptor (biophase) compartment, twitch(More)
The pharmacokinetics of fentanyl and alfentanil were compared by the simultaneous i.v. administration of both drugs, measurement of plasma concentrations and compartmental analysis. In addition, plasma protein binding, erythrocyte:plasma partition, and heptane:water partition were compared. Alfentanil was found to have a very much smaller apparent volume of(More)
The neuromuscular blocking characteristics of fazadinium and pancuronium were compared using a general pharmacodynamic model. Since it characterizes the overall relationship between dose and effect, the model can be used to determine precisely equipotent doses, compare time-effect curves, and reconcile the apparently inconsistent clinical and(More)
Alfentanil 35 micrograms kg-1, was used successfully in a patient with severe aortic stenosis, in order to minimize the haemodynamic responses to intubation and surgery during Caesarean section. The baby was delivered apnoeic, unresponsive and with poor muscle tone, but responded rapidly to naloxone. Plasma alfentanil concentrations and percentage binding(More)