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We present here a method for broadly characterizing single cells at the molecular level beyond the more common morphological and transmitter/receptor classifications. The RNA from defined single cells is amplified by microinjecting primer, nucleotides, and enzyme into acutely dissociated cells from a defined region of rat brain. Further processing yields(More)
p53 has pleiotropic functions including control of genomic plasticity and integrity. Here we report that p53 can bind to several transcription factor IIH-associated factors, including transcription-repair factors, XPD (Rad3) and XPB, as well as CSB involved in strand-specific DNA repair, via its C-terminal domain. We also found that wild-type, but not(More)
Chronic active hepatitis caused by infection with hepatitis B virus, a DNA virus, is a major risk factor for human hepatocellular carcinoma. Since the oncogenicity of several DNA viruses is dependent on the interaction of their viral oncoproteins with cellular tumor-suppressor gene products, we investigated the interaction between hepatitis B virus X(More)
The molecular pathway of p53-dependent apoptosis (programmed cell death) is poorly understood. Because p53 binds to the basal transcription-repair complex TFIIH and modulates its DNA helicase activities, we hypothesized that TFIIH DNA helicases XPB and XPD are members of the p53-mediated apoptotic pathway. Whereas transfer of a wild-type p53 expression(More)
In this study, we describe the use of nuclease-resistant molecular beacons (MBs) for the real-time detection of coxsackievirus B6 replication in living Buffalo green monkey kidney (BGMK) cells via Tat peptide delivery. A nuclease-resistant MB containing 2'-O-methyl RNA bases with phosphorothioate internucleotide linkages was designed to specifically target(More)
Recent studies suggest that both oxidized very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and oxidized high-density lipoprotein (HDL) may play a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Gemfibrozil is widely used and is reported to decrease VLDL levels and increase HDL levels. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of gemfibrozil on the chemical(More)
BACKGROUND Studies suggest that both oxidized low and high density lipoprotein (LDL and HDL) play a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Gemfibrozil is widely used and is reported to increase cholesterol of LDL and HDL in hypertriglyceridemic patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of gemfibrozil treatment on the oxidative(More)
Waterborne transmitted viruses pose a public health threat due to their stability in aquatic environment and the easy transmission with high morbidity rates at low infectious doses. Two major challenge of virus analysis include a lack of adequate information in infectivity and the inability to cultivate certain epidemiologically important viruses in vitro.(More)
Rapid and efficient methods for the detection and quantification of infectious viruses are required for public health risk assessment. Current methods to detect infectious viruses are based on mammalian cell culture and rely on the production of visible cytopathic effects (CPE). For hepatitis A virus (HAV), viral replication in cell culture has been(More)
In the Escherichia coli K-12 chromosome, six copies of IS1 (IS1A - IS1F) have been identified and characterized. According to their nucleotide (nt) sequences, the six IS1 copies can be classified into four types, IS1A(IS1E), IS1B(IS1C), IS1D and IS1F type. Zuber and Schumann (1993) identified the seventh IS1 copy at 49.6 minutes on the E. coli W3110 genetic(More)