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Many aspects of octopus growth dynamics are poorly understood, particularly in relation to sub-adult or adult growth, muscle fibre dynamics and repro-somatic investment. The growth of 5 month old Octopus pallidus cultured in the laboratory was investigated under three temperature regimes over a 12 week period: seasonally increasing temperatures (14-18°C);(More)
A secreted form of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) has been implicated in inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and sepsis. To determine if PLA2 may also play a role in allergic rhinitis, we have measured enzymic activity in nasal lavage from allergic subjects. Enhanced activity of PLA2 in the lavage was observed following nasal challenge with antigen(More)
A secreted form of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is thought to play an important role in inflammatory diseases. To characterize this enzyme the cDNA encoding a low molecular weight PLA2 was cloned from a human placental cDNA library. The cDNA encoding the human PLA2 was subcloned into an expression vector and subsequently transfected into Chinese hamster ovary(More)
Thrombin stimulates cytosolic calcium mobilization and tritiated thymidine incorporation in rat glomerular mesangial cells. This effect may be mediated by a thrombin receptor similar to the receptor found in human platelets. In order to test this possibility, a series of analogues of the thrombin receptor peptide, SFLL-RNPNDKYEPF, was evaluated for their(More)
The tissue distribution of pertussis toxin-sensitive GTP-binding proteins was examined using specific antibodies raised against the purified alpha-subunit of G0 from bovine brain or against synthetic peptides predicted from cDNAs for distinct Gi subtypes. GTP-binding proteins were partially purified from membrane fractions prepared from rabbit tissues(More)
The guanine nucleotide regulatory protein, GS, mediates transmembrane signaling by coupling membrane receptors to the stimulation of adenylyl cyclase activity. The full length coding sequences for the M(r) = 42-45,000, short form (S), and M(r) = 46-52,000, long form (L), of the alpha-subunits of rat GS were placed in yeast expression vectors under the(More)
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