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Identification of gene expression-based breast cancer subtypes is considered a critical means of prognostication. Genetic mutations along with epigenetic alterations contribute to gene-expression changes occurring in breast cancer. So far, these epigenetic contributions to sporadic breast cancer subtypes have not been well characterized, and only a limited(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between habitual fish intake and fatty acid levels in serum as well as in the LDL fractions of serum phospholipids and cholesteryl esters. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Cohort of Gipuzkoa (Basque Country, northern Spain) included in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)(More)
A novel delta 12-desaturase from animals, which converts oleic acid (18:1n-9) to linoleic acid (18:2n-6), was characterized in the house cricket, Acheta domesticus. The delta 12-desaturase product, linoleic acid, was determined by silver nitrate thin-layer chromatography, radio-gas-liquid chromatography and radio-high-performance liquid chromatography with(More)
Dormant spores of Dictyostelium discoideum contained cellulase at a specific activity of 130 to 140 U/mg of protein; when heat activated, the spores germinated, progressively releasing the cellulase activity into the extracellular medium. The cellulase release was a selective process and resulted in recovery of the cellulase activity at a specific activity(More)
Lipase (triacylglycerol ester hydrolase, E.C.3.1.1.3) from Candida rugosa has been immobilized on commercially available microporous polypropylene. The enzyme was rapidly adsorbed on the support, and more than 60% of the soluble activity disappeared from the medium after 1 min of incubation at room temperature. A recovery of immobilized activity of 21% was(More)
GSTT1 and GSTM1 genes possess an inherited deletion associated with a lack of enzyme activity. The heterozygous condition of this deletion is difficult to determine in low-quality DNA with existing PCR protocols. We designed and validated a multiplex real-time PCR assay by adapting the DeltaDeltaCt relative quantification method for the analysis of GSTT1(More)
The de novo biosynthesis of 6,9,12-linolenic acid, 11,14-eicosadienoic acid, 5,11,14-eicosatrienoic acid, and arachidonic acid was demonstrated in adult female cockroaches, Periplaneta americana. These four polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) were present primarily in the phospholipid (PL) fraction of both males and females. They were purified by AgNO3(More)
Adult Drosophila melanogaster synthesizes dodecanoic and tetradecanoic acids in vivo, along with the more common 16- and 18-carbon fatty acids. The radiolabeled C12 and C14 fatty acids synthesized from sodium [1-14C]acetate are found primarily in the diacylglycerol and triacylglycerol fractions. Partially purified fatty acid synthetase (FAS) synthesizes(More)