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Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a rare form of cutaneous T cell lymphoma suspected of having a viral etiology. As in adult T cell leukemia, the virus involved may be human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). We cultured the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of 29 patients with MF HTLV-1 seronegative by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Western blot.(More)
A series of isothiazole dioxides was synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of protein farnesyltransferase from the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness (Trypanosoma brucei). The most potent compound in the series inhibited the parasite enzyme with an IC(50) of 2 microM and blocked the growth of the bloodstream parasite in vitro with an ED(50) of(More)
AIMS The discovery of a specific prorenin receptor (PRR) suggests a biological function of prorenin that is independent of angiotensin I production. In the present study, we investigated the role of PRR on smooth muscle cell (SMC) migration. METHODS AND RESULTS PRR was expressed in human mammary arteries and in cultured human aortic SMCs. Prorenin induced(More)
An expedient chemical synthesis of a 75mer peptide corresponding to the DNA binding domain (DBD, 227–301) of the human MafA leucine zipper transcription factor is reported. The application of microwave-assisted solid phase peptide synthesis (MW-SPPS) with a protocol modified respect to the standard one allowed obtaining the desired 75mer peptide in a short(More)
Enantiopure constrained 1-aminocyclopentane-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acids containing the glutamic acid skeleton were prepared as two diastereomers characterized by having the carboxylic groups in position two and four cis-oriented to each other and trans with respect to 1-carboxylic group and all cis-oriented carboxylic groups, respectively. A biochemical(More)
Ratiometric fluorescent sensors were constructed from RNA aptamers by generating modular ribonucleopeptide complexes. Fluorescent ribonucleopeptides containing fluorophore seminaphthorhodafluor tethered to their peptide subunit revealed a dual emission property, which permitted a ratiometric fluorescent measurement of a substrate-binding event. The strategy(More)
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