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The respiratory epithelium represents the first barrier encountered by airborne Ags. Two major dust mite Ags, Der p3 and Der p9, are serine proteases that may activate lung epithelial cells by interaction with the protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2). In this study both Der p3 and Der p9 cleaved the peptide corresponding to the N terminus of PAR-2 at the(More)
The cause of asthma is still unknown. Though most asthmatic patients are atopic, only certain atopic subjects develop this disease, and atopic asthmatics recover from asthma after transplantation of lungs from nonasthmatic donors. Thus, there might be a primary local defect in the bronchial wall which affects the expression of asthma in atopic individuals.(More)
The invasive spotted-wing Drosophila (Diptera, Drosophilidae) has been found in the city of São Paulo (Brazil). Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931), the cherry fly or spotted-wing Drosophila, a pest species from the Oriental and southeastern Palaearctic regions belonging to the melanogaster group, invaded the Nearctic and western countries of the(More)
We have investigated the antioxidant properties of V79 Chinese hamster cells rendered resistant to menadione by chronic exposure to increasing concentrations of this quinone. MD1, a clone of resistant cells, was compared to the parental M8 cells; the former showed increased activity of catalase (3 fold), glutathione peroxidase (1.6 fold) and DT-diaphorase(More)
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