Heidi Ali

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Mechanisms underlying human immunodeficiency virus-1 encephalopathy are not completely known; however, recent studies suggest that the viral protein gp41 may be neurotoxic via activation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in glial cells. In the present study, we investigated the NO-generating activity of primary human fetal astrocytes in response to(More)
Membrane fusion requires the formation of a complex between a vesicle protein (v-SNARE) and the target membrane proteins (t-SNAREs). Syntaxin 4 is a t-SNARE that, according to previous overexpression studies, is predominantly localized at the plasma membrane. In the present study endogenous syntaxin 4 was found in intracellular vesicular structures in(More)
We have investigated the possible role of guanine nucleotide-binding proteins in the process of antigen-induced exocytosis in a cultured rat mast cell line, RBL-2H3 cells. The mRNAs for the alpha subunits of the guanine nucleotide-binding proteins G alpha S (short and long forms), G alpha i-2, G alpha i-3, and G alpha Z were detected by hybridization with G(More)
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