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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)
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)
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 nonstrength trained women were recruited for the(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)
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)
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)
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)
  • 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)
A growing body of evidence suggests that prolactin (PRL) is involved in regulation of the immune system in the adult. PRL provided to the neonate in mother's milk also has been shown to be important in development of the neonatal neuroendocrine regulation of PRL secretion. Therefore, in this study we asked if deprivation of the neonate of milk-PRL on days(More)
Rat Nb 2 lymphoma cells have been widely used to bioassay human growth hormone and many species of prolactin. Because their morphologic characterization suggests a T-cell lineage, Nb 2 cells were examined for their response to the T-cell mitogens concanavalin A, pokeweed mitogen, and phytohemagglutinin P. As expected, a dose-response to rat prolactin was(More)