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Chlamydiae exhibit low interspecies DNA homology and plasmids from different chlamydial species can be readily distinguished by Southern blot analysis and restriction enzyme profiling. In contrast, available plasmid sequence data from within the species Chlamydia trachomatis indicate that plasmids from human isolates are highly conserved. To evaluate the(More)
The double-stranded (ds) RNA-activated protein kinase from human cells is a 68 kd protein (p68 kinase) induced by interferon. On activation by dsRNA in the presence of ATP, the kinase becomes autophosphorylated and can catalyze the phosphorylation of the alpha subunit of eIF2, which leads to an inhibition of the initiation of protein synthesis. Here we(More)
Interleukin-3 (IL-3), IL-5, and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor regulate the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of hematopoietic lineages. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) has been implicated in the regulation of these processes. Here we investigate the molecular mechanism by which PI3K regulates cytokine-mediated(More)
Apoptotic cell death plays a critical role in the development of the nervous system. The death of mature nondividing neurons that fail to receive appropriate input from the target field has been extensively studied. However, the mechanisms mediating the extensive cell death occurring in areas of the developing brain where proliferating neuroblasts(More)
The A-Myb transcription factor is structurally related to the c-myb proto-oncogene and is involved in the control of proliferation and/or differentiation of mature B lymphocytes. We have shown previously by PCR analysis that A-myb is preferentially expressed in CD38+ CD39- sIgM- mature B cells. We demonstrate here, using in situ hybridization, that A-myb(More)
Oestradiol increases the protein expression of connexin43 (Cx43) gap junctions in myometrium but the effect of oestriol on gap junction expression has not been described previously. Oestriol is the most abundant free oestrogen in pregnant women and there is a marked surge in oestriol concentrations before term and idiopathic preterm labour. In order to(More)
The ability of the CBP (CREB binding protein) coactivator to stimulate transcription has previously been shown to be stimulated by treatment of neuronal cells with nerve growth factor (NGF). This effect is dependent upon activation of the p42/p44 MAPK (mitogen activated protein kinase) pathway. Here we show that both CBP and the related p300 protein(More)
The octamer binding transcription/DNA replication factor Oct-1 is present in virtually all cell types including proliferating cell lines of neuronal origin but is not detectable in mature non-dividing neurons. Cell cycle arrest in G0/G1 and morphological differentiation of a neuronal cell line is accompanied by a decline in the level of Oct-1 DNA binding,(More)
Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, and is a major cause of cancer morbidity and mortality worldwide. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the combined therapeutic efficacy of carvacrol (CVC) and X-radiation against 1,2-dimethylhydrazine-induced colon cancer. Male albino Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups.(More)
Rabbit polyribosomal globin messenger RNA (mRNA) and messenger ribonucleoprotein (mRNP) were labelled at the 3' poly(A) tail to high specific activity with T4 RNA ligase and [5'-(32)P]pCp without consequent loss of functional activity. Labelled message was translated in both micrococcal nuclease treated and untreated rabbit reticulocyte lysates, as shown by(More)
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