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Comparative toxicity of imidacloprid, of its commercial liquid formulation and of diazinon to a non-target arthropod, the microcrustacean Daphnia magna.
Imidacloprid (IMI) is at the moment the insecticide with the world's fastest growing sales and is considered possible replacement for the widely used organophosphorus pesticide, diazinon, which isExpand
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Comparative genomics reveals high biological diversity and specific adaptations in the industrially and medically important fungal genus Aspergillus
BackgroundThe fungal genus Aspergillus is of critical importance to humankind. Species include those with industrial applications, important pathogens of humans, animals and crops, a source of potentExpand
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The role of cholesterol-sphingomyelin membrane nanodomains in the stability of intercellular membrane nanotubes
Intercellular membrane nanotubes (ICNs) are highly curved tubular structures that connect neighboring cells. The stability of these structures depends on the inner cytoskeleton and the cell membraneExpand
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The applicability of acetylcholinesterase and glutathione S-transferase in Daphnia magna toxicity test.
The most commonly used toxicity test worldwide is the acute Daphnia magna test. The relevance of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity in D. magna exposed toExpand
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Interaction of ostreolysin, a cytolytic protein from the edible mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus, with lipid membranes and modulation by lysophospholipids.
Ostreolysin is a 16-kDa cytolytic protein specifically expressed in primordia and fruiting bodies of the edible mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus. To understand its interaction with lipid membranes, weExpand
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Pleurotus and Agrocybe hemolysins, new proteins hypothetically involved in fungal fruiting.
Novel hemolytic proteins, ostreolysin and aegerolysin, were purified from the fruiting bodies of the edible mushrooms Pleurotus ostreatus and Agrocybe aegerita. Both ostreolysin and aegerolysin haveExpand
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Purification, characterization and cloning of a ricin B-like lectin from mushroom Clitocybe nebularis with antiproliferative activity against human leukemic T cells.
BACKGROUND Lectins are a diverse group of carbohydrate-binding proteins exhibiting numerous biological activities and functions. METHODS Two-step serial carbohydrate affinity chromatography wasExpand
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Characterization of anticholinesterase-active 3-alkylpyridinium polymers from the marine sponge Reniera sarai in aqueous solutions.
From the marine sponge Reniera sarai 3-alkylpyridinium oligomers and polymers have been isolated. 3-Alkylpyridinium polymers are potent anticholinesterase agents; in addition, they show hemolytic andExpand
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Biological Activities of Aqueous and Organic Extracts from Tropical Marine Sponges
We report on screening tests of 66 extracts obtained from 35 marine sponge species from the Caribbean Sea (Curaçao) and from eight species from the Great Barrier Reef (Lizard Island). Extracts wereExpand
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Cytolytic proteins from cnidarians - an overview.
Cnidarians, mostly soft-bodied water organisms, produce several classes of toxins deployed in biological warfare or signalling. Cytolytic toxins, that form pores in cell membranes, form a significantExpand
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