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The Sindbis virus (Alphavirus; Togaviridae) strain MRE16 efficiently infects Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that ingest a blood meal containing 8 to 9 log(10) PFU of virus/ml. However, a small-plaque variant of this virus, MRE16sp, poorly infects mosquitoes after oral infection with an equivalent titer. To determine the genetic differences between MRE16 and(More)
Manipulating the metabolism of glucocorticoids may serve as a useful adjunct in the treatment of breast cancer. The 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 enzyme (11betaHSD2) potently inactivates glucocorticoids thereby protecting the non-selective mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in fluid transporting tissues. In the present study, Western blot analysis(More)
The 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type II enzyme (11 beta HSD2) is a potent inactivator of glucocorticoids and is present in high amounts in the placental syncytiotrophoblast and sodium-transporting epithelia. Placental 11 beta HSD2 is thought to protect the fetus from high circulating levels of maternal glucocorticoids, whereas the renal enzyme is(More)
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