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SRCAP (SNF2-related CPB activator protein) belongs to the SNF2 family of proteins whose members participate in various aspects of transcriptional regulation, including chromatin remodeling. It was identified by its ability to bind to cAMP-responsive-binding protein (CREB)-binding protein (CBP), and it increases the transactivation function of CBP. The(More)
Acinetobacter baumannii is an important nosocomial pathogen in civilian intensive care units. Recently the incidence has increased in wounded military personnel. Morphine is documented in numerous animal studies to be immunosuppressive and to sensitize to infection. The hypotheses were tested that morphine, administered for analgesia in the battlefield,(More)
The SNF2-related CBP activator protein (SRCAP) serves as a coactivator for several nuclear receptors including the androgen receptor (AR). SRCAP is an ATPase that is the core subunit of a large multiprotein complex and was shown to incorporate the histone variant H2A.Z into nucleosomes. In this report, we demonstrate that SRCAP is expressed in the(More)
In order to test the value of an integrated approach for the analysis of health risks at contaminated sites, an integrated health risk assessment in a mining area was performed following 3 steps: 1) Environmental monitoring of surface soil, 2) assessment of exposure to metals in children and native rodents, and 3) DNA damage evaluation (comet assay) in(More)
A 16-day treatment of nonpregnant, ovariectomized rats using 5-mm Silastic implants of estradiol (E), daily injections of 4 mg of progesterone (P), and terminal injections of 5 micrograms/kg of estradiol benzoate (EB) to provide a pregnancy-like pattern of hormone exposure, stimulates (a) home-cage aggression toward unfamiliar intruder rats, (b)(More)
SRCAP (SNF2-related CBP activator protein) is a 350-kDa protein that shares homology with the SNF2 family of proteins whose members function in various aspects of transcriptional regulation. In various cell types, SRCAP is found in distinct multiprotein complexes that include proteins found in SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes. SRCAP was identified by(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII) is a heritable lysosomal storage disease caused by a deficiency in beta-glucuronidase (GUSB) activity, leading to progressive accumulation of undegraded glycosaminoglycans in many tissues. Clinical features include growth and mental retardation, hearing and visual defects, shortened lifespan, and skeletal(More)
The SNF2-related CBP activator protein, SrCap (pronounced "sir cap"), shares homology with the SNF2/SWI2 protein family. SrCap was cloned through its ability to bind CBP. SrCap can function as a CBP coactivator and can activate transcription in a reporter assay when expressed as a Gal-SrCap fusion protein. A monoclonal antibody raised against the carboxyl(More)
Osteoactivin (OA) is required for the differentiation of osteoblast cells. OA expression is stimulated by bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2). BMP-2 recruits homeodomain transcription factors Dlx3, Dlx5, and Msx2 to selectively activate or repress transcription of osteogenic genes and hence tightly regulate their transcription during osteoblast(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of receptors for endogenous metabolic danger signals-associated molecular patterns has been characterized recently as bridging innate immune sensory systems for danger signals-associated molecular patterns to initiation of inflammation in bone marrow-derived cells, such as macrophages. However, it remains unknown whether endothelial cells(More)