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Covalently linked cell wall proteins (CWPs) of the dimorphic fungus Candida albicans are implicated in virulence. We have carried out a comprehensive proteomic analysis of the covalently linked CWPs in exponential-phase yeast cells. Proteins were liberated from sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-extracted cell walls and analyzed using immunological and advanced(More)
We have isolated cDNAs coding for the complete amino acid sequences of cholinesterase 1 (ChE1) and cholinesterase 2 (ChE2) from amphioxus. Both ChE transcripts have the characteristics of H-type catalytic subunits, which are inserted in the membrane via an ethanolamine-glycan-phosphatidylinositol anchor. The members of the catalytic triad of ChEs, the three(More)
Auranofin (SKF-D 39162) is an oral gold preparation for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. One of its major side effects is diarrhoea. To determine one possible mechanism for this we compared the effects of auranofin and myochrysine on intestinal water and solute transport in the rat. Jejunal perfusion with 2 mM auranofin (n = 5) induced fluid and(More)
We report a rare case of a 24-year-old woman who presented during her second trimester of pregnancy with a presumptive diagnosis of right-sided xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP). Despite attempted conservative management, the patient ultimately required a right nephrectomy without complications to either the patient or fetus. Pathology confirmed the(More)