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The properties and regulation of the mammalian polyamine transport system are still poorly understood. In estrogen-responsive ZR-75-1 human breast cancer cells, which display low polyamine biosynthetic activity, putrescine and spermidine were internalized with high affinity (Km = 3.7 and 0.5 microM, respectively) via a single class of saturable transporter(More)
The mechanism of polyamine uptake in mammalian cells is still poorly understood. The role of inorganic cations in polyamine transport was investigated in ZR-75-1 human breast cancer cells. Although strongly temperature dependent, neither putrescine nor spermidine uptake was mediated by a Na+ cotransport mechanism. In fact, Na+ and cholinium competitively(More)
AIM An approach based on quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-qPCR) was developed for monitoring two strains of lactococci in co-culture in milk by measuring the expression of specific genes identified by suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH). METHODS AND RESULTS SSH was used to identify strain-specific genes of Lactococcus lactis ssp.(More)
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