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The therapeutic potential of Wnt proteins has long been recognized but challenges associated with in vivo stability and delivery have hindered their development as drug candidates. By exploiting the hydrophobic nature of the protein we provide evidence that exogenous Wnt3a can be delivered in vivo if it is associated with a lipid vesicle. Recombinant Wnt3a(More)
The free radical theory of aging was examined by measuring the formation of superoxide radical (SOR) and the level of lipid peroxides in various tissues of the aging rat. A significant increase in SOR production was seen in mitochondria prepared from the brain and the heart as rats aged. An elevation in the level of lipid peroxidation was also found in(More)
Aging changes were examined in Drosophila melanogaster. Lifespan was determined in two strains of male and female Drosophila raised at 19 degrees, 24 degrees, and 29 degrees C. The results show an inverse relationship between lifespan and temperature. In addition, lipid peroxidation rates and superoxide dismutase activity were measured in homogenates and(More)
Lipid peroxides (LP) were measured in whole homogenates and membrane fractions from luteinized rat ovaries and in homogenates of aging rotifers. There was a significant increase in the accumulation of LP as plasma progesterone levels declined during luteal regression. Lipid peroxide levels also increased with age in rotifers. This study indicates that lipid(More)
During pseudopregnancy in the rabbit, plasma progesterone levels in the posterior vena cava fell rapidly from maximal concentrations of 9.8 +/- 0.7 (s.e.m.) ng/ml on Day 13 of pseudopregnancy to 2.0 +/- 0.6 ng/ml on Day 15. There was no significant increase in PGF levels at this time, although administration of indomethacin to a similar group of does(More)
Antioxidants were used to investigate the role of free radicals in control of luteal steroidogenesis. Corpora lutea from pseudopregnant rats were enzymatically dispersed, the cells were incubated with antioxidants, and progesterone production was measured. Addition of the antioxidants nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), and the(More)
Drosophila were examined to see if there is an increase in damage associated with free radical activity in older flies. The levels of superoxide radical and of lipid peroxides were higher in membrane samples from older flies. Also, in older Drosophila there was a significant decrease in membrane fluidity, as determined by fluorescence polarization, and an(More)
Superoxide radical (SOR) formation in the brain and the liver of male Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tschawytscha) increased in mitochondrial and plasma membrane samples as they aged. In 2-year-old salmon, spawning also lead to a significant elevation in SOR formation in mitochondrial and plasma membrane samples. The rise in this free radical was associated(More)
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