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High-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) greatly expands the potential for genomics discoveries, but the wide variety of platforms, protocols and performance capabilitites has created the need for comprehensive reference data. Here we describe the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities next-generation sequencing (ABRF-NGS) study on RNA-seq. We(More)
Previous studies have indicated that space flight affects the activation of lymphocytes from humans, monkeys, and rodents. In rats, where lymphocytes from blood, spleen, and lymph nodes have been tested, the accumulated data suggest that the effects of flight on various cells are lymphoid organ-specific. Thus, cells may be affected by variations in(More)
Little is understood about the immune responses to heavy resistance exercise. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the influence of physical strength and the ability to do more total work on lymphocyte proliferation after an acute bout of heavy resistance exercise. A group of 50 healthy but non-strength trained women were recruited for the(More)
Isolating high-priority segments of genomes greatly enhances the efficiency of next-generation sequencing (NGS) by allowing researchers to focus on their regions of interest. For the 2010-11 DNA Sequencing Research Group (DSRG) study, we compared outcomes from two leading companies, Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA, USA) and Roche NimbleGen (Madison,(More)
Transient expression of interleukin 2 (IL-2) in activated T lymphocytes may be due to transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation. As incubation of lymphocytes with the phorbol ester 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) prior to mitogenic stimulation results in decreased levels of IL-2 mRNA, we asked if IL-2 mRNA stability was affected. We(More)
  • D S Grove
  • 1999
Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using the Perkin Elmer/Applied Biosystems Division 7700 Sequence Detector provides an accurate method for determination of levels of specific DNA and RNA sequences in tissue samples. It is based on detection of a fluorescent signal produced proportionally during amplification of a PCR product.(More)
The tumor promoter 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) can enhance or inhibit lymphocyte proliferation. Enhancement correlated with increased interleukin 2 (IL-2) production and activation of protein kinase C while inhibition correlated with decreased IL-2 and downregulation of protein kinase C activity (D.S. Grove and A.M. Mastro, Cancer Res. 51,(More)
AIM The mechanism linking exercise intensity to the magnitude of the immune response is not completely understood. The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether the immune response to resistance exercise was associated with (1) changes in workload or (2) anaerobic exercise intensity. METHODS Previously untrained women underwent 6 months of(More)
Primary lymphocytes can be stimulated to proliferate by mitogenic lectins such as concanavalin A (Con A). While the phorbol ester 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) alone is not mitogenic for these cells, it can enhance the response to Con A. Previously, protein kinases and phosphorylation have been reported to be important in lymphocyte(More)
The aim of this study was to further investigate the mechanism of suppression of natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxic activity in peripheral blood following strenuous exercise. Blood was collected for analysis of NK cell concentration, cytotoxic activity, CD2 surface expression and perforin gene expression from runners (RUN, n=6) and resting controls(More)