Ivonne Petermann

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Multistep proteolytic mechanisms are essential for converting pro-protein precursors into active peptide neurotransmitters and hormones. Cysteine proteases have been implicated in the processing of proenkephalin and other neuropeptide precursors. Although the papain family of cysteine proteases has been considered the primary proteases of the lysosomal(More)
BACKGROUND Infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) is an alphaherpesvirus that causes acute respiratory disease in chickens worldwide. To date, only one complete genomic sequence of ILTV has been reported. This sequence was generated by concatenating partial sequences from six different ILTV strains. Thus, the full genomic sequence of a single(More)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) comprising Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are chronic inflammatory conditions with polygenic susceptibility. Interactions between TNF-alpha and TNF-alpha receptor play a fundamental role in inflammatory response. This study investigates the role that selected single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and(More)
Background: The IBD5 (MIM# 606348) chromosomal region on 5q31 contains the genes for organic cation transporters, OCTN1 and OCTN2, and has been associated with susceptibility to adult onset CD. While several studies argue that OCTN1 and OCTN2 are the causal genes, others fail to replicate these results. participants were genotyped for functional SNPs in(More)
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