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Acute-phase response factor (APRF) is a transcription factor that binds to the interleukin-6 (IL-6)-responsive elements identified in the promoters of various acute-phase protein genes. We report here the purification and cloning of APRF. APRF exhibits a 52.5% overall homology at the amino acid level with p91, a component of the interferon (IFN)-stimulated(More)
We investigated the pathophysiological role of a potent macrophage (M(phi)) chemotactic cytokine (chemokine), monocyte chemotactic and activating factor/monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCAF/MCP-1), in an animal model of crescentic glomerulonephritis. Administration of a small dose of nephrotoxic sera induced severe proliferative and necrotizing(More)
Carboxylic acids are ubiquitous in bio-renewable and petrochemical sources of carbon. Hydrogenation of carboxylic acids to yield alcohols produces water as the only byproduct, and thus represents a possible next generation, sustainable method for the production of these alternative energy carriers/platform chemicals on a large scale. Reported herein are(More)
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