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cDNA clones coding for two closely related androgen-dependent sperm-coating glycoproteins secreted by the rat epididymis were selected by screening an epididymal cDNA library constructed in lambda gt 11 with affinity-purified antibody directed against the glycoproteins. The largest clone of 956 nucleotides provided coding information for a protein of 246(More)
cDNA clones representing two closely related androgen-dependent secretory proteins of 18.5 kDa were selected by screening a rat epididymal cDNA library constructed in lambda gt 11 with affinity-purified antibody directed against the 18.5-kDa proteins. The entire amino acid sequence of the 18.5-kDa secretory proteins and a putative signal sequence of 18(More)
Stem cell therapy is an exciting and emerging treatment option to promote post-myocardial infarction (post-MI) healing; however, cell retention and efficacy in the heart remain problematic. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone with cardioprotective properties but a short half-life in vivo. The effects of prolonged GLP-1 delivery from(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure is a common secondary complication following a myocardial infarction (MI), characterized by impaired cardiac contraction and t-tubule (t-t) loss. However, post-MI nano-scale morphological changes to the remaining t-ts are poorly understood. METHOD AND RESULTS We utilized a porcine model of MI, using a nonlethal microembolization(More)
Two experiments were conducted to examine the interactive effects of two disease agents of wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo), turkeypox virus and the malarial organism, Plasmodium hermani, on the health of turkey poults. Groups of domestic broad-breasted white turkey poults of 1 and 10 wk of age were infected with either turkeypox virus, P. hermani, both(More)
Background. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) are being tested as treatment strategies for myocardial infarction (MI); however, their mechanisms in the heart are not fully understood. Methods. We examined the effects of MSCs, either native, or engineered to secrete a GLP-1 fusion protein (MSCs ± GLP-1), on human cardiomyocyte(More)
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