Holiday Davies

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Addition of the beta-hydroxy-beta-methylglutaryl-CoA (HmG-CoA) reductase inhibitor lovastatin to human HEK cells transfected with the amyloid precursor protein (APP) reduces intracellular cholesterol/protein ratios by 50%, and markedly inhibits beta-secretase cleavage of newly-synthesized APP. Exogenous water-solubilized cholesterol at 200 microg/ml(More)
BACKGROUND It is still debated whether fetal or adult porcine islets should be the preferred choice for future clinical islet xenotransplantation. Each type of islet preparation has advantages and disadvantages compared with the other. Here we present a direct comparison between fetal and adult porcine islets with regard to Gal alpha(1,3)Gal expression,(More)
Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii forms nitrogen-fixing root nodules on the pasture legume Trifolium repens, and T. repens seed is often coated with a compatible R. leguminosarum bv. trifolii strain prior to sowing. However, significant losses in bacterial viability occur during the seed-coating process and during storage of the coated seeds, most likely(More)
The profile of amyloid beta (A beta) peptide variants secreted into the media of human cultured cells that express the amyloid precursor protein was examined by Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization (SELDI) ProteinChip technology from Ciphergen Biosystems using biologically active ProteinChip Arrays. An anti-A beta polyclonal antibody (anti-NTA4) was(More)
We have examined the binding of luzopeptin, an antitumor antibiotic, to five DNA fragments of varying base composition. The drug forms a tight, possibly covalent, complex with the DNA causing a reduction in mobility on nondenaturing polyacrylamide gels and some smearing of the bands consistent with intramolecular cross-linking of DNA duplexes. DNAase I and(More)
The property of adherence to nylon wool was used to separate and characterize pig blood lymphocyte subpopulations. Thymus-dependent null cells proved the least adherent lymphocytes, and B cells, bearing surface Ig or Fc receptor, the most adherent. sIg+ lymphocytes detected by immunofluorescence and by 51Cr release cytotoxicity showed similar frequency and(More)
The binding of [3H]ketanserin and [125I]BE 2254 [( beta-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethylaminomethyl]tetralone) was characterized in human brain cortex membranes. As observed in saturation experiments, [3H]ketanserin (a reportedly selective serotonin 5-HT2 ligand) and [125I]BE 2254 (a selective alpha 1-adrenergic antagonists) labeled, apparently, a homogeneous class(More)
1) The binding characteristics of [3H]ketanserin (a reported selective radioligand for serotonin 5-HT2 receptors) and [125I]BE 2254 (which labels selectively α1-adrenoceptors) were characterized in brain frontal cortex membranes of pig and man. 2) Saturation experiments indicated that both radioligands label apparently a homogeneous class of binding sites(More)