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The aims of this study were to functionally characterize and analyze the transcriptional regulation and transcriptome of the Rhizobium etli rpoE4 gene. An R. etli rpoE4 mutant was sensitive to oxidative, saline, and osmotic stresses. Using transcriptional fusions, we determined that RpoE4 controls its own transcription and that it is negatively regulated by(More)
Despite the potential benefits of dietary treatment with marine omega3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease, there remains concern with respect to their potential for increased lipid peroxidation. Thus far, data from in vivo studies are inconclusive. Increased lipid peroxidation has also been associated with acute exercise in some studies, but the methods(More)
In the manufacture of the antibody-drug conjugate Trastuzumab-DM1 (T-DM1), the lysine residues on the antibody trastuzumab (Tmab) are modified to form the intermediate Tmab-MCC (T-MCC) and then conjugated with the drug DM1. Our goal is to understand the effects of modification and conjugation steps on the physicochemical stability of the antibody. The(More)
BACKGROUND Copines are soluble, calcium-dependent membrane binding proteins found in a variety of organisms. Copines are characterized as having two C2 domains at the N-terminal region followed by an "A domain" at the C-terminal region. The "A domain" is similar in sequence to the von Willebrand A (VWA) domain found in integrins. The presence of C2 domains(More)
The physiological role and transcriptional expression of Rhizobium etli sigma factors rpoH1 and rpoH2 are reported in this work. Both rpoH1 and rpoH2 were able to complement the temperature-sensitive phenotype of an Escherichia coli rpoH mutant. The R. etli rpoH1 mutant was sensitive to heat shock, sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide, whereas the(More)
This work proposes a system for the automatic annotation and monitoring of cell phone activity and stress responses of users. While mobile phone applications (e.g., e mail, voice, calendar) are used to non-intrusively extract the context of social interactions, a non-intrusive and comfortable biosensor is used to measure the electrodermal activity (EDA).(More)
Neutrophil activation occurs in women with preeclampsia and is resolved after delivery. The present study examined whether circulating factors in plasma of women with preeclampsia caused neutrophil activation and lipid peroxidation. Twenty-one women with proteinuric preeclampsia were matched for age and gestational age with 19 normal pregnant women. Plasma(More)
Despite the reported benefits associated with omega3 fatty acids for cardiovascular disease, there remains concern that increased intake may lead to increased lipid peroxidation. To date, however, the data, particularly in vivo, are inconclusive. This report describes two interventions, one providing daily fish meals and the other eicosapentaenoic acid(More)
The isoflavonoids genistein and daidzein have been shown to have antioxidant activity in vitro, but their effects on in vivo oxidation have not been assessed. The newly described F2-isoprostanes are believed to currently represent the best available marker of in vivo lipid peroxidation. Therefore we have assessed the effects of a 55 mg daily isoflavonoid(More)
Tyrosinase (EC 1.14.18.1) is a monophenol oxidase responsible for the synthesis of the black pigment known as melanin. The tyrosinase gene (melA) is plasmid-encoded in many rhizobial species. In Rhizobium etli CFN42, the genetic location of melA in the symbiotic plasmid (p42d) and its RpoN-NifA regulation suggest an involvement in symbiosis. In this work,(More)