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The rapid social and cultural changes introduced by the collapse of the Soviet Union have resulted in important differences in cardiovascular health for indigenous Siberians. This study investigated diet and lifestyle determinants of plasma lipids in the Yakut, an indigenous Siberian herding population. The study used a cross-sectional design with data on(More)
C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute-phase reactant and marker of inflammatory response, is known to be an important predictor of future cardiovascular mortality, independent of other risk factors. The purpose of this research was to investigate the association between CRP, adiposity, and blood pressure in the Yakut, an indigenous Siberian population(More)
Previously we showed that the ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPs) of the TMV 30-kDa movement protein (MP) with TMV RNA are nontranslatable in vitro and noninfectious to protoplasts, but are infectious to intact plants. It has been suggested that MP-TMV RNA complexes could be converted into the translatable and replicatable form in planta in the course of(More)
We reported previously that the capsid protein (CP) of Potato virus A (PVA) is phosphorylated both in virus-infected plants and in vitro. In this study, an enzyme that phosphorylates PVA CP was identified as the protein kinase CK2. The alpha-catalytic subunit of CK2 (CK2alpha) was purified from tobacco and characterized using in-gel kinase assays and liquid(More)
It was found that the fusion (His)6-movement proteins (MPs) of two tobamoviruses (TMV UI and a crucifer-infecting tobamovirus, crTMV) were efficient nonspecific translational repressors. The in vitro translation of viral RNAs was blocked by incomplete 30K MP-RNA complexes formed at the MP:RNA molar ratios of 100-150:1. Similar results were obtained with the(More)
The Drosophila transcription factor Prospero functions as a tumor suppressor, and it has been suggested that the human counterpart of Prospero, PROX1, acts similarly in human cancers. However, we show here that PROX1 promotes dysplasia in colonic adenomas and colorectal cancer progression. PROX1 expression marks the transition from benign colon adenoma to(More)
Plant viruses encode movement proteins (MPs) to facilitate transport of their genomes from infected into neighboring healthy cells through plasmodesmata. Growing evidence suggests that specific phosphorylation events can regulate MP functions. The coat protein (CP) of potato virus A (PVA; genus Potyvirus) is a multifunctional protein involved both in virion(More)
The mechanisms of blood vessel maturation into distinct parts of the blood vasculature such as arteries, veins, and capillaries have been the subject of intense investigation over recent years. In contrast, our knowledge of lymphatic vessel maturation is still fragmentary. In this study, we provide a molecular and morphological characterization of the major(More)
Trypsinogen-1 and -2 are well-characterized enzymes that are expressed in the pancreas and also in several other tissues. Many cancers produce trypsinogen isoenzymes that differ from the pancreatic ones with respect to substrate specificity and isoelectric point. These tumor-associated trypsinogens play a pivotal role in cancer progression and metastasis.(More)
The multifunctional genome-linked protein (VPg) of Potato virus A (PVA; genus Potyvirus) was found to be phosphorylated as a part of the virus particle by a cellular kinase activity from tobacco. Immunoprecipitation, immunolabeling, and immunoelectron microscopy experiments showed that VPg is exposed at one end of the virion and it is accessible to(More)