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Proteolytic processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) generates amyloid beta (Abeta) peptide, which is thought to be causal for the pathology and subsequent cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease. Cleavage by beta-secretase at the amino terminus of the Abeta peptide sequence, between residues 671 and 672 of APP, leads to the generation and(More)
The PDAPP transgenic mouse, which overexpresses human amyloid precursor protein (APP717V-->F), has been shown to develop much of the pathology associated with Alzheimer disease. In this report, levels of APP and its amyloidogenic metabolites were measured in brain regions of transgenic mice between 4 and 18 months of age. While absolute levels of APP(More)
Abnormal expression of human amyloid precursor protein (hAPP) gene products may play a critical role in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recently, a transgenic model was established in which platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) promoter-driven neuronal expression of an alternatively spliced hAPP minigene resulted in prominent AD-type neuropathology (Games, D.,(More)
Limited data exist about Clostridium difficile colitis (CDC) in solid organ transplant patients. Between 1/1/99 and 12/31/02, 600 kidney and 102 pancreas-kidney allograft recipients were transplanted. Thirty-nine (5.5%) of these patients had CDC on the basis of clinical and laboratory findings. Of these 39 patients, 35 have information available for review.(More)
Aberrant expression of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) is associated with various human cancers. However, the role of lncRNAs in Bcr-Abl-mediated chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is unknown. In this study, we performed a comprehensive analysis of lncRNAs in human CML cells using an lncRNA cDNA microarray and identified an lncRNA termed lncRNA-BGL3 that acted as(More)
A full-length cDNA clone, GH3, has been isolated from a cotton fiber cDNA library using a differential screening method. The nucleotide and derived amino acid sequence data show that GH3 encodes a lipid transfer protein (LTP) of 120 amino acids. The presence of a transmembrane signal peptide at the N-terminal of the protein would suggest its possible outer(More)
In the non-motile mycelial organism Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2), the sporulation gene whiG encodes a protein that closely resembles RNA polymerase sigma factors such as sigma D of Bacillus subtilis, which mainly control motility and chemotaxis genes. Here, we show that the whiG gene product, purified from an Escherichia coli strain carrying an expression(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-II (IGF-II) expression has been implicated as a major determinant of fetal size during murine pregnancy. It remains unclear whether expression in the fetus, the placenta, or both is the overriding factor controlling growth. To gain further understanding of the placental contribution, we mapped IGF-II expression in the fetal(More)
Transplant glomerulitis is an increasingly recognized lesion in renal transplant biopsies. To develop a refined grading system, we defined glomerulitis by the presence of ≥5 leukocytes/glomerulus and evaluated 111 biopsies using three different grading systems: (i) percentage of glomerular involvement, (ii) peak inflammation in the most severely affected(More)
BACKGROUND Animal studies have shown that regional anaesthesia and analgesia may prevent or attenuate the surgical stress response by preserving immune function and result in better long-term outcome. We have tested the hypothesis that patients with ovarian serous adenocarcinoma who had surgery with epidural anaesthesia and analgesia would have better(More)