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Streptomyces avermitilis is a soil bacterium that carries out not only a complex morphological differentiation but also the production of secondary metabolites, one of which, avermectin, is commercially important in human and veterinary medicine. The major interest in this genus Streptomyces is the diversity of its production of secondary metabolites as an(More)
Bisphenol-A (BPA), one of the most common environmental endocrine disrupters, has been extensively evaluated for toxicity in a variety of tests in rodents, including developmental and reproductive toxicity, and carcinogenicity. However, little is known about its action on the CNS. In this report, we show that prenatal and neonatal exposure to BPA in mice(More)
Mutations in mev-1 of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans render animals hypersensitive to high oxygen concentrations. They also reduce life span. To further understand the effects of mev-1 on aging, accumulation of fluorescent material resembling lipofuscin was measured by biochemical and histological analyses. Fluorescent material accumulated in both wild(More)
Nitrotyrosine produced by NO-mediated reaction is a possible marker for cytotoxicity in brain ischemia. In this study, we aimed to determine whether iNOS is responsible for the nitrotyrosine formation and which type of cell is predominantly nitrated. Fifty-eight wild-type and 28 iNOS knockout male mice were used. Under halothane anesthesia the left middle(More)
Analysis of somatic mutations of the p53 gene in human cancers: A tool to generate hypotheses about the natural history of cancer T. Hernandez-Boussard, R. Montesano and P. Hainaut Mutations in ras genes in experimental tumours of rodents Use of non-mammalian species in bioassays for carcinogenicity T.E. Bunton Chemically induced preneoplastic lesions in(More)
We tested whether opening of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive K(+) (mitoK(ATP)) channels depolarizes mitochondrial membrane potential (DeltaPsi(m)) and thereby prevents the mitochondrial Ca(2+) overload. With the use of a Nipkow disk confocal system, the mitochondrial Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](m)) and DeltaPsi(m) in rat ventricular myocytes were measured by(More)
We present a measurement of the standard model CP violation parameter sin2 phi(1) based on a 29.1 fb(-1) data sample collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e(+)e(-) collider. One neutral B meson is fully reconstructed as a J/psi K(S), psi(2S)K(S), chi(c1)K(S), eta(c)K(S), J/psi K(L), or J/psi K(*0) decay(More)
The aim of this study is to determine experimentally whether N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is involved in nitrotyrosine formation in rat brain subjected to focal ischemia-reperfusion, by using the NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801. Halothane-anesthetized and artificially ventilated rats were given MK-801 (5 mg/kg, i.p.) or vehicle prior to 2 h of focal(More)
The induction and distribution of 3-L-nitrotyrosine (NO2-Tyr) were examined with HPLC and immunohistochemistry in rabbit spinal cords after 15 minutes of transient ischemia until 7 days of the reperfusion. After the 15-minute ischemia, there was a significant decrease of neurologic scores in the ischemic group compared with the sham-operated control group(More)