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The dramatic decline in immune function with age, especially in T cell proliferative activity, has been documented extensively in experimental animal models and in clinical studies of the elderly. A similar proliferative decline is also seen in long-term T lymphocyte cultures used to study in vitro cellular senescence. We have compared the peripheral blood(More)
Cholesterol transport in the mitochondrial membrane, an essential step of steroid biosynthesis, is mediated by a protein complex containing the steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein. The importance of this transporter is underscored by mutations in the human StAR gene that cause lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia, male pseudohermaphroditism, and(More)
Functional decrements of the immune system have a major contribution to aging and age-related diseases. Here, we further characterize the decline in proportion of CD28-positive T cells previously identified in centenarians. Cohorts of 97 centenarians, 40 subjects aged 70-90 (ELD group), and 40 young adults (under age 40) were phenotyped for T cell surface(More)
Dopamine, by acting upon D1 and D2 dopamine receptors located on striatonigral and striatopallidal neurons, respectively, has been postulated to inhibit output from the substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNpr) and internal pallidal segment (GPi). The inhibition of the SNpr/GPi should, in turn, disinhibit the thalamus to facilitate movement. The present study(More)
The Nur77 (Nr4a1) gene, encoding the orphan nuclear receptor NUR77 (NR4A1), is an immediate early response gene whose expression is rapidly induced by a variety of physiologic stimuli. Nur77 is expressed in several organs, including the classic steroidogenic tissues: gonads and adrenal. In MA-10 Leydig cells, NUR77 has been shown to regulate expression of(More)
Real-time processing on the road: a guided tour of [iks]'s abstr/cncr setup Original Citation (2007) Real-time processing on the road: a guided tour of [iks]'s abstr/cncr setup. Users may access full items free of charge; copies of full text items generally can be reproduced, displayed or performed and given to third parties in any format or medium for(More)
Temperature dependent structural and morphological investigations on semiconducting dioctyl-terthiophene (DOTT) thin films prepared on silica surfaces reveals the coexistence of surface induce order and distinct crystalline/liquid crystalline bulk polymorphs. X-ray diffraction and scanning force microscopy measurements indicate that at room temperature two(More)
In order to study cellular senescence in T lymphocytes and its link with aging, we have undertaken long-term cultures from adult individuals (aged from 20 to 40) and centenarians. The proliferative advantage of CD4+ over CD8+ T cells is reversed after the second stimulation. Periodically stimulated cultures remained exponentially growing during nearly 200(More)
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