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A chloroform-methanol-extracted lipid of Helicobacter pylori was studied. Three kinds of glycolipids, accounting for about 25% (wt/wt) of the total lipid, were detected and identified to be cholesteryl glucosides. The structures of two of them were determined to be cholesteryl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside and(More)
The 26S proteasome is a large multisubunit protease complex, the largest regulatory subunit of which is a component named p112. Molecular cloning of cDNA encoding human p112 revealed a polypeptide predicted to have 953 amino acid residues and a molecular mass of 105,865. The human p112 gene was mapped to the q37.1-q37.2 region of chromosome 2. Computer(More)
Multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) describes a heterogeneous group of disorders involving systemic inflammation, characteristic lymph node histopathology, and multi-organ dysfunction because of pathologic hypercytokinemia. Whereas Human Herpes Virus-8 (HHV-8) drives the hypercytokinemia in a cohort of immunocompromised patients, the etiology of(More)
BACKGROUND Recent cDNA cloning of two homologous proteasome activators, PA28 alpha and PA28 beta, indicated the presence of a structurally related third protein, Ki antigen, but a functional relationship between Ki antigen and the two PA28 proteins is unknown. Accumulating evidence has implicated an important role for PA28 in the major histocompatibility(More)
The nucleotide sequence of a cDNA encoding Asp-hemolysin from Aspergillus fumigatus was clarified. The deduced amino acid sequence was shown to contain a set of negatively charged domains similar to portions of the cysteine-rich sequence in the ligand-binding domain of LDL-receptor. A potential signal sequence was also identified in the N-terminal domain of(More)
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) is known to be involved in the generation and progression of atherosclerosis. Ox-LDL has a number of potentially atherogenic effects on vascular cells, including the uncontrolled uptake by scavenger receptors. We have previously shown that Asp-hemolysin binds to Ox-LDL in a concentration-dependent manner. The(More)
The authors studied the effects of hypocapnic-hyperventilation on cerebral blood flow (CBF) (study 1) and on cerebral oxygenation (study 2) during mechanical ventilation in 8 patients, 4 with hepatic (HE) and 4 with septic encephalopathy (SE). In study 1, a positive linear relationship between CBF(y) and PaCO2 (x) was observed (y = 2.44x - 55.5, r = 0.6276,(More)
Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is a method for the treatment of intractable, infected and necrotic wounds. In MDT, sterile larvae of Lucilia sericata Meigen (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are applied to infected wounds, where they exert antibacterial effects. Once the larvae are placed in the wound, they are no longer germ-free. This study analysed the(More)
We investigated the effect of human blood plasma lipoproteins on the hemolytic activity of Asp-hemolysin. Apolipoprotein B (apoB)-containing lipoproteins, such as low density lipoprotein (LDL) and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), inhibit the activity of this hemolytic toxin. When Asp-hemolysin (15 mu g) was incubated with 100 mu g LDL (as protein), the(More)
Conditioned medium from the Con A-treated mouse helper T-cell clone Ly1+2-/9 contains activities that enhance the production of IgA by mouse B cells and induce human cord blood cells to form eosinophil colonies. We have isolated a cDNA sequence that expresses IgA-enhancing factor and eosinophil colony-stimulating factor activities from a cDNA library(More)