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age with a NIKON epifluorescence microscope. FLcen was calculated according to [4], Previously identified homologs: Human and mouse, INHBA Discussion: The hybridization data gave significant signals only on Chromosome (Chr) 4. Fine positioning of the hybridization signal was based on the Flcen value (0.71 + 0.03) and assigned the site of hybridization to(More)
Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) binding proteins (GAGBPs), including growth factors, cytokines, morphogens, and extracellular matrix proteins, interact with both free GAGs and those covalently linked to proteoglycans. Such interactions modulate a variety of cellular and extracellular events, such as cell growth, metastasis, morphogenesis, neural development, and(More)
The engineering of bioadhesives to bind and conform to the complex contour of tissue surfaces remains a challenge. We have developed a novel moldable nanocomposite hydrogel by combining dopamine-modified poly(ethylene glycol) and the nanosilicate Laponite, without the use of cytotoxic oxidants. The hydrogel transitioned from a reversibly cross-linked(More)
The glycan epitopes of natural and synthetic glycoconjugates exist as covalent attachments of well-defined inner structures or scaffolds. Macromolecules such as proteins, peptides, lipids, and saccharides and synthetic structures serve as scaffolds of glycoconjugates. It is generally perceived that the biological activities of glycoconjugates are determined(More)
Multivalent glycoconjugate-protein interactions are central to many important biological processes. Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) can potentially reveal the molecular and thermodynamic basis of such interactions. However, calorimetric investigation of multivalency is challenging. Binding of multivalent glycoconjugates to proteins (lectins) often(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroglobulin (Tg), the major thyroidal protein, plays important roles in thyroid hormone biosynthesis and in autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD). Tg also serves as a pre- and postoperative biomarker of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The endogenous β-galactoside binding lectin galectin-3 (Gal-3), secreted by transformed thyroid cells, has(More)
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