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In this paper the biological activity of several newly synthesized benzoic acid derivatives of the Am- and Ch- series, which are structurally different from retinoic acid and arotinoids, was examined. These compounds inhibit squamous cell differentiation of rabbit tracheal epithelial cells in vitro as indicated by the inhibition of transglutaminase Type I(More)
One function of airway epithelium is the secretion of mucins, which comprise an important component of the mucous lining layer. We demonstrate that rabbit tracheal epithelial cells grown in primary culture incorporate [3H]glucosamine into material released into the medium which is characterized as mucin by the following criteria: high Mr, monosaccharide(More)
In this paper we show that the expression of the squamous differentiated phenotype and mucosecretory phenotype by cultured rabbit tracheal epithelial cells can be regulated by substratum and the presence of retinoic acid. Cells grown on a type I collagen gel matrix in the absence of retinoic acid stratify and undergo squamous differentiation as indicated by(More)
A protein with insulin-like effects was isolated from the hepatopancreas of the lobster Panulirus argus following a classic method for mammalian insulin purification from the pancreas. After acid-alcoholic extraction and ethanol-ether precipitation followed by molecular filtration chromatography, a protein with an apparent molecular weight of 6 kDa was(More)
Acivicin [L-(alpha S,5S)-alpha-amino-3-chloro-4,5-dihydro-5-isoxazoleacetic acid; NSC 163501] is a fermentation-derived amino acid antibiotic antagonistic to L-glutamine which exhibits potent oncolytic properties. We have developed a variant of P388 leukemia resistant to acivicin (P388/ACIA) and compared its properties with those of the parent line(More)
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