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The polysialic acid (PSA) moiety of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) has been shown to support dynamic changes underlying peripheral nerve regeneration. Using transgenic mice expressing polysialyltransferase ST8SiaIV under control of a glial-specific (proteolipid protein, PLP) promoter (PLP-ST8SiaIV-transgenic mice), we tested the hypothesis that(More)
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficiency of arylsulfatase A (ASA). This results in accumulation of sulfated glycosphingolipids, mainly 3-O-sulfogalactosylceramide (sulfatide), in the nervous system and various other organs. In patients, lipid storage causes a progressive loss of myelin leading to various(More)
Canavan disease (CD) is a severe, lethal leukodystrophy caused by deficiency in aspartoacylase (ASPA), which hydrolyzes N-acetylaspartate (NAA). In the brains of CD patients, NAA accumulates to high millimolar concentrations. The pathology of the disease is characterized by loss of oligodendrocytes and spongy myelin degeneration in the CNS. Whether(More)
Cytokeratin (CK) expression was studied in 22 sinonasal inverted papillomas. Columnar (respiratory) epithelium in inverted papillomas abundantly expressed CK7, CK8, CK18, and CK19. Immunoreactivity for CK5/14 and CK17 was found in basal and parabasal/suprabasal cells. Transitional (cuboidal) and squamous epithelium in inverted papillomas comparably(More)
Lipocalin 2 (Lcn2) is rapidly produced by damaged nephron epithelia and is one of the most promising new markers of renal injury, delayed graft function and acute allograft rejection (AR); however, the functional importance of Lcn2 in renal transplantation is largely unknown. To understand the role of Lcn2 in renal AR, kidneys from Balb/c mice were(More)
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficiency of arylsulfatase A (ASA). This results in accumulation of sulfated glycosphingolipids, mainly 3-O-sulfogalactosylceramide (sulfatide), in the nervous system and various other organs. In patients, lipid storage causes a progressive loss of myelin leading to various(More)
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