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[1] A size-segregated multicomponent aerosol algorithm, the Canadian Aerosol Module (CAM), was developed for use with climate and air quality models. It includes major aerosol processes in the atmosphere: generation, hygroscopic growth, coagulation, nucleation, condensation, dry deposition/sedimentation, below-cloud scavenging, aerosol activation, a cloud(More)
Phosphodiester oligodeoxynucleotides bearing a 5' cholesteryl (chol) modification bind to low density lipoprotein (LDL), apparently by partitioning the chol-modified oligonucleotides into the lipid layer. Both HL60 cells and primary mouse spleen T and B cells incubated with fluorescently labeled chol-modified oligonucleotide showed substantially increased(More)
AIM To study the effect of melatonin on hydroxyl radical (.OH) contents during cerebral ischemia-reperfusion in rats. METHODS Ischemia was induced by occluding left lateral middle cerebral artery for 30 min following reperfusion. The salicylate trapping method coupled with ipsilateral striatal microdialysis for measurement of hydroxyl radicals generated(More)
The retinoblastoma (Rb) gene is inactivated in a variety of human cancers, but in colorectal carcinomas there is frequently increased expression of this gene. This is paradoxical in view of the known role of Rb as a tumor suppressor gene. In the present study, we compared the levels of expression of the Rb protein (pRb) in normal human colorectal mucosa,(More)
Surface plasmons are collective oscillations of electrons in metals or semiconductors that enable confinement and control of electromagnetic energy at subwavelength scales. Rapid progress in plasmonics has largely relied on advances in device nano-fabrication, whereas less attention has been paid to the tunable properties of plasmonic media. One such(More)
AIM To study the protective effect of melatonin against neuronal injury and the possible roles of alteration in the expression of bcl-2 and bax following brain ischemia. METHODS Brain ischemia was induced by left middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 60 min in rats. Brain damage was evaluated by the infarct area and the neuronal cell counting. The(More)
We have examined the cellular association and internalization of phosphodiester (PO) oligodeoxynucleotides (oligos) with HL60 cells. At 4 degrees C, a 15-mer PO homopolymer of thymidine (FOdT15) exhibits apparent saturation binding (Km = 22 +/- 1 nM) that is competitive with the binding of phosphorothioate (PS) oligos. The value of Kc for SdC28, a PS 28-mer(More)
The effect of rhynchophylline (Rhy) on L-type Ca2+ channel current was studied in rat ventricular myocytes using patch-clamp whole-cell recording technique. When the holding potential was -40 mV, cells were depolarized to 0 mV for 250 ms at frequency of 0.5 Hz, Rhy 10 and 50 mumol.L-1 reduced verapamil-sensitive Ca2+ inward current by 60% and 80%,(More)
Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides offer potential as therapeutic agents to inhibit gene expression. Recent evidence indicates that oligodeoxynucleotides designed to target specific nucleic acid sequences can interact nonspecifically with proteins. This report describes the interactive capabilities of phosphorothioate oligodeoxynucleotides of defined sequence(More)
The level of serotonin (5-HT) and its major metabolite 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in dorsal horn of spinal cord and periaqueductal gray (PAG) were measured using in vivo microdialysis coupled with high performance liquid chromatography and electrochemical detection. Intraplantar injection of carrageenan was used to evoke release. Extracellular(More)