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The medicinal uses of garlic (Allium sativum) and its constituents have been known for centuries, though its mode of action is still undetermined. Several epidemiological and laboratory studies indicate a potential anti-carcinogenic effect of garlic and some of its constituents. In this study we investigated the effect of aged garlic extract (AGE) and two(More)
Studies of granule-microtubule interactions in human neutrophils have suggested that mechanochemical ATPases such as kinesin or dynein may play a role in granule mobilization during neutrophil activation by inflammatory signals. In this study we show that proteins extracted from the surface of neutrophil granules, found previously to contain(More)
  • M Luo, D Tang, +22 authors FA Plummer
  • Retrovirology
  • 2012
Background The protease of HIV-1 is a small 99-amino acid aspartic enzyme mediating the cleavage of Gag, Gag-Pol and Nef precursor polyproteins. The process is highly specific, temporally regulated and essential for the production of infectious virions. A total of 12 proteolytic reactions are required to generate a viable virion. Therefore, a vaccine(More)
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