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Metabolomics provides a readout of the state of metabolism in cells or tissue and their responses to external perturbations. For this reason, the approach has great potential in clinical diagnostics. For more than two decades, we have been using stable isotope tracer approaches to probe cellular metabolism in greater detail. The ability to enrich common(More)
We have developed a simple NMR-based method to determine the turnover of nucleotides and incorporation into RNA by stable isotope resolved metabolomics (SIRM) in A549 lung cancer cells. This method requires no chemical degradation of the nucleotides or chromatography. During cell growth, the free ribonucleotide pool is rapidly replaced by de novo(More)
Exocrine cells have an essential function of sorting secreted proteins into the correct secretory pathway. A clear understanding of sorting in salivary glands would contribute to the correct targeting of therapeutic transgenes. The present work investigated whether there is a change in the relative proportions of basic proline-rich protein (PRP) and acidic(More)
PURPOSE The zinc finger transcription factor Zeb1 binds to E-box-like sequences and is important for maintaining repression of epithelial specification genes in vivo. Overexpression of Zeb1 in cancer triggers epithelial-mesenchymal transition, which facilitates metastasis. The mutation of ZEB1 in humans is linked to posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy(More)
The development and use of small-molecule inhibitors of the adherence of Porphyromonas gingivalis to oral streptococci represents a potential therapy for the treatment of periodontal disease as these organisms work in tandem to colonize the oral cavity. Earlier work from these laboratories demonstrated that a small synthetic peptide was an effective(More)
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