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BACKGROUND Aspirin-intolerant asthma (AIA) refers to the development of bronchoconstriction in asthmatic individuals following the ingestion of aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), a membrane-bound peptidase present in the lung, plays a pivotal role in the metabolism of the endogenous(More)
In the initiation of reverse transcription in retroviruses, nucleocapsid (NC) protein accelerates the rate of annealing of transfer RNA replication primer to a complementary sequence on the genomic RNA. In this report, we have probed the conformational changes induced by HIV-1 NC protein and domain deletion mutants in a structurally well-characterized(More)
The general pharmacological properties of YJA20379-8 (3-butyryl-4-[(R)-1-methylbenzylamino]-8-ethoxy-1,7-naphthyridine, CAS 187654-40-6), a new H+/K(+)-ATPase inhibitor with anti-ulcer activities, were investigated in mice, rats and guinea pigs. YJA20379-8 at oral doses of 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg did not affect the locomotor activity, hexobarbital hypnosis and(More)
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