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Nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) is a technique that allows the rapid amplification of specific regions of nucleic acid obtained from a diverse range of sources. It is especially suitable for amplifying RNA sequences. A NASBA technique has been developed that allows the detection of avian influenza A subtype H5 from allantoic fluid(More)
Both Caspase-3 and Caspase-9 play critical roles in the execution of mitochondria-mediated apoptosis. Caspase-9 binds to Apaf-1 in the presence of cytochrome c and dATP/ATP, and is activated by self-cleavage. Caspase-3 is activated by cleavage of caspase-8 and caspase-9. Over hundred direct caspase-3 substrates are identified whereas only few direct(More)
This study demonstrated that liposome-mediated transfection - lipofection - is suitable for delivering genes into astrocytes. By repeatedly lipofecting the same astrocyte cultures, a process we call multi-lipofection, the transfection efficiency of the beta-galactosidase (beta-gal) gene was improved from 2.6+/-0.6 to 17. 4+/-1.1%. This is the highest(More)
Nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) allows the rapid amplification of specific regions of nucleic acid obtained from a diverse range of sources. It is especially suitable for amplifying RNA sequences. A NASBA technique was developed that allows the detection of avian influenza A subtype H5 from allantoic fluid harvested from inoculated chick(More)
Agrin is a synapse-organizing molecule that mediates nerve-induced aggregation of acetylcholine receptors and other postsynaptic components at the developing and regenerating vertebrate neuromuscular junctions. Several lines of evidence indicate that agrin might play a similar role in directing the organization of postsynaptic specifications of(More)
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