Holly G. Davies

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Many organophosphorus compounds (OPs) are potent cholinesterase inhibitors, accounting for their use as insecticides and, unfortunately, also as nerve agents. Each year there are approximately 3 million pesticide poisonings world-wide resulting in 220,00 deaths1–2. In 1990, there were 1.36 million kg of chlorpyrifos, 4.67 million kg of diazinon and 1.23(More)
Y-box proteins are major constituents of ribonucleoprotein particles (RNPs) which contain translationally silent mRNAs in gametic cells. We have recently shown that a sequence-specific RNA binding activity present in spermatogenic cells contains the two Y-box proteins MSY2 and MSY4. We show here that MSY2 and MSY4 bind a sequence, 5'-UCCAUCA-3', present in(More)
The protamine mRNAs are stored for up to 8 days as translationally repressed ribonucleoprotein particles during murine spermatogenesis. Translational repression of the protamine 1, Prm1, mRNA is controlled by sequences in its 3'-untranslated region (UTR). In this study we used the yeast three-hybrid system to clone Msy4, which encodes a novel member of the(More)
In developing male germ cells, newly synthesized protamine mRNAs are stored for up to 7 days before translational activation. Translational repression of protamine 1 (Prm1) mRNA requires sequences present in its 3' untranslated region (UTR) and substantial evidence suggests a role for the murine Y-box protein MSY4 in this process. To determine if MSY4 can(More)
Alzheimer's disease, an autosomal dominant disorder, is characterized by the presence of neurofibrillary tangles and senile extracellular plaques in the brain of affected individuals. An amyloid beta protein has been isolated from the core of these plaques, and the gene encoding this protein has been mapped to region q11.2 to q22.2 of chromosome 21.(More)
Systematic modification of the presumed P1 side chain in a series of (carboxyalkyl)amino-based inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases enabled identification of the 2-(1,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-2H-benz[f]isoindol-2-yl)ethyl group as a preferred substituent imparting potent inhibition of the enzymes collagenase and gelatinase. It was subsequently found that the(More)
We have studied a series of 22 human medullary carcinomas (MCTs), both primary and metastatic, using immunocytochemistry (ICC) to localize calcitonin and somatostatin peptide and in situ hybridization (ISH) to localize calcitonin and somatostatin mRNA. All tumors were positive for calcitonin peptide with ICC, which often showed considerable intercellular(More)
We have investigated the oestrogen receptor (ER) status of 20 cervical adenocarcinomas by immunocytochemistry for ER protein and non-isotopic in situ hybridisation for ER mRNA. Both methods, which are applicable to paraffin sections, were developed and validated in breast carcinomas with known ER content. Six cervical adenocarcinomas contained(More)
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