Mark Damien Spanevello

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Three mesophilic bacteria (strains AMX 26B(T), UR374_02 and 12-3(T)) isolated respectively from an anaerobic digester, human urine and urban riverside soil were characterized. Cells were Gram-negative, motile, non-sporulating, straight to curved rods with one polar flagellum and had a strictly respiratory metabolism with O(2) as the preferential terminal(More)
Upregulation and activation of developmental axon guidance molecules, such as semaphorins and members of the Eph receptor tyrosine kinase family and their ligands, the ephrins, play a role in the inhibition of axonal regeneration following injury to the central nervous system. Previously we have demonstrated in a knockout model that axonal regeneration(More)
Aberrant expression of Eph and ephrin proteins has well-established functions in oncogenesis and tumour progression. We describe EphA1 expression in 6 colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines, 18 controls and 125 CRC specimens. In addition, a well-characterised cohort of 53 paired normal colon and CRCs was also assessed. Expression of EphA1 mRNA was assessed by(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if Eph receptors and ephrins can modulate the homing of hematopoietic cells in a murine bone marrow transplantation model. MATERIALS AND METHODS EphA and ephrin A gene expression by mouse hematopoietic stem cells and the progenitor cell line FDCP-1 was determined by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and flow(More)
BACKGROUND Schistosomes depend for growth and development on host hormonal signals, which may include the insulin signalling pathway. We cloned and assessed the function of two insulin receptors from Schistosoma japonicum in order to shed light on their role in schistosome biology. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We isolated, from S. japonicum, insulin(More)
Glioma is the most common adult primary brain tumor. Its most malignant form, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is almost invariably fatal, due in part to the intrinsic resistance of GBM to radiation- and chemotherapy-induced apoptosis. We analyzed B-cell leukemia-2 (Bcl-2) anti-apoptotic proteins in GBM and found myeloid cell leukemia-1 (Mcl-1) to be the(More)
Improved survival of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has emerged from identifying new prognostic markers; however, 20% of children still suffer recurrence. Previously, the altered expression of Fat1 cadherin has been implicated in a number of solid tumors. In this report, in vitro analysis shows that Fat1 protein is expressed by a range of(More)
A strictly aerobic, thermophilic, gram-positive, spore-producing, rod-shaped bacterium (2.0-10.0 x 0.3 microm), designated isolate C21T, was isolated from a sample collected from an open drain run-off channel of a bore in the Great Artesian Basin of Australia (New Lorne Bore, registered number 17263). Isolate C21T grew optimally at 70 degrees C (temperature(More)
Increased expression of Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and their ephrin ligands has been implicated in tumor progression in a number of malignancies. This report describes aberrant expression of these genes in ovarian cancer, the commonest cause of death amongst gynaecological malignancies. Eph and ephrin expression was determined using quantitative real(More)
Eph receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are a highly conserved family of signaling proteins with functions in cellular migration, adhesion, apoptosis, and proliferation during both adult and embryonic life. Here, we describe a knock-in mouse in which EphA1 expression is disrupted via the insertion of an internal ribosome entry site (IRES)-human placental(More)