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This study shows that the incorporation of radiolabelled UTP into RNA in Percoll-gadient-purified potato mitochondria is regulated by the redox state of the mitochondrial electron transport chain. An early indication that there might be a redox effect on RNA synthesis was a decrease in UTP incorporation in incubates containing an oxidisable substrate, such(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported previously that PBPC can be recovered from cryopreservation and can be efficiently CD34-selected, to provide a product of high purity (> 80% CD34) with good yield (> 50% recovery). METHODS In this study, we have investigated the effects of thawing and CD34-selecting cryopreserved PBPC in the presence of recombinant human(More)
The distribution of P-glycoprotein in human placenta has been examined by immunohistochemistry using a battery of monoclonal antibodies (MRK-16, C219 and JSB-1). P-glycoprotein was located on the syncytiotrophoblast microvillus border in first-trimester placentas and some of the placental macrophages (Hofbauer cells) showed weak cytoplasmic staining. In(More)
NAD is normally regarded as a redox molecule or as the substrate for ADP-ribosylation reactions. In this study, we describe the rapid metabolism of NAD by Percoll-gradient-purified lettuce chloroplasts and show that the adenine moiety can be incorporated into RNA in a dark-activated reaction that senses the redox state of the cytochrome b6f complex.(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether recurrent miscarriage (three or more miscarriages, no live children) was associated with an increased incidence of autoantibodies. Five groups were enrolled into the study; healthy non-pregnant women, healthy first-trimester pregnant women, women suffering spontaneous abortion, those undergoing termination of(More)
DNA single-strand breaks (about 200-300 per genome) were transiently detected during the first hour when HeLa cells were incubated for up to 24 h with 100 microM methotrexate. There was an expected increase in ADPribosyltransferase activity, which reached a maximum 2-3-fold stimulation at 3 h but which was still greater than in control cells after 24 h.(More)
Density gradients of sucrose can be prepared in large numbers by successive freezing and thawing of sucrose solutions. Gradients of other solute molecules, such as salt and detergents, also form and this could affect subsequent sedimentation behavior of some molecules. However, the sedimentation behavior of native and denatured DNA of bacteriophage lambda(More)