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The relationship between treatment with 3-methoxy-benzamide (MBA), a potent inhibitor of ADP-ribosylation reactions, and the response of C3H10T1/2 cells to N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) has been examined. Quiescent cells effected potentially lethal damage repair (PLDR) over a 48-h period following MNNG and the repair was coincident with the(More)
Energy-producing pathways, adenine nucleotide levels, oxidative stress response and Ca(2+) homeostasis were investigated in cybrid cells incorporating two pathogenic mitochondrial DNA point mutations, 3243A>G and 3302A>G in tRNA(Leu(UUR)), as well as Rho(0) cells and compared to their parental 143B osteosarcoma cell line. All cells suffering from a severe(More)
Treatment of Ehrlich ascites tumor cells with the trifunctional alkylating agent 2,3-5-tris(ethyleneimino)benzoquinone-1,4 (triaziquonum) led to rapid fragmentation of DNA and depletion of NAD while poly(ADP-ribose) synthetase activity showed a retarded increase. Poly(ADP-ribosyl) residues in treated cells increased 4- to 30-fold, but transiently, and in a(More)
We report a process that results in the acceleration of matrix degradation in human articular cartilage, a phenomenon commonly observed in osteoarthritis (OA). The study was conducted by (1) examining the potential of collagen II in modulating the gene expression profile of primary human chondrocytes (PHCs), and (2) investigating the involvement of(More)
AIMS Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with decreased levels of circulating progenitor cells (CPC). The aim of this study was to determine whether the number of CPC is an independent correlate of body mass index (BMI) and whether weight loss leads to an increase in CPC. METHODS AND RESULTS CD34 positive and KDR/CD34, CD133/CD34, and CD117/CD34(More)
OBJECTIVES B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a strong diagnostic predictor of left-ventricular (LV)-dysfunction. Recently, the aminoterminal portion of pro-BNP (NT-proBNP) has been introduced, which could be even more sensitive because of its longer half-life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the new marker NT-proBNP within a large, heterogeneous(More)
Normal lymphocytes and lymphocytes from patients with low-grade malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma were isolated from blood by a Percoll gradient procedure. Absence of cell proliferation in both cell types was indicated by very low [3H]thymidine incorporation rates. Determination of endogenous protein-bound single ADP-ribose residues by a radioimmunoassay(More)
ADP-ribosylation in vivo of histone H1 was studied in hepatoma cells (Yoshida AH 7974) after treatment with the alkylating agent dimethyl sulfate for 30 min and compared with that of other polypeptides. In unstimulated cells, histone H1 was only a minor acceptor (less than 4%) of total monomeric and polymeric ADP-ribosyl residues. Induction of DNA repair by(More)
BACKGROUND Ma2 antibodies belong to the onconeuronal antibodies which define a "definite" paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS). Because of the clinical relevance, use of two separate methods (indirect immunofluorescence technique--IFT--and immunoblot) is advocated; however, with an increasing number of commercially available assay systems, usually(More)