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Modification of proteins by ubiquitin (Ub)-like proteins (UBLs) plays an important role in many cellular processes, including cell cycle progression, nuclear transport, and autophagy. Protein modification occurs via UBL-conjugating and -deconjugating enzymes, which presumably exert a regulatory function by determining the conjugation status of the substrate(More)
Autophagy is a cell survival response to nutrient deprivation that delivers cellular components to lysosomes for digestion. In recent years, autophagy has also been shown to assist in the degradation of misfolded proteins linked to neurodegenerative disease (Ross and Poirier, 2004). In support of this, rapamycin, an autophagy inducer, improves the phenotype(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse respiratory effects of particulate air pollution have been identified by epidemiological studies. We aimed to examine the health effects of ambient particulate air pollution from wood burning on school-age students in Christchurch, New Zealand, and to explore the utility of urine and exhaled breath condensate biomarkers of exposure in(More)
Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome (GSS) is a genetic prion disease typified clinically by the development of progressive ataxia and dementia, and histopathologically by the presence of prion protein (PrP) amyloid plaques in the CNS, especially within the cerebellum. Several mutations of the PrP gene (PRNP) are associated with GSS, but only the P102L(More)
kilogram of body weight was given. A series of examinations of stool and sputum samples conducted over a 10-month period revealed no recurrence, and this was confirmed by the negative results of 2 stool cultures. The patient died in September 1998 of progressive HIV disease. This is the first report from Uganda of Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol-related harm is a major global health issue, and controls on alcohol marketing are one intervention utilized by governments. This study investigated the use of Google Street View (GSV) as a novel research method for collecting alcohol-related data in the urban environment. METHODS The efficacy of GSV and on-street observation by(More)
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