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Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) is an antioxidant enzyme that protects cells from oxidative damage in the innate immune responses against bacterial infections. GPx is also involved in immune defenses. In this study, we report cloning and characterization of a GPx (designated as MyGPx) coding sequences and promoter from Japanese scallop, Mizuhopecten… (More)
Characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite markers for Mediterranean blue mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis by EST database mining and cross-species amplification.
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cardiac fibrosis after myocardial infarction (MI) has been identified as a key factor in the development of heart failure, but the mechanisms undelying cardiac fibrosis remained unknown. microRNAs (miRNAs) are novel mechanisms leading to fibrotic diseases, including cardiac fibrosis. Previous studies revealed that miR-22 might be a potential… (More)