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T cells are considered to be unresponsive to testosterone due to the absence of androgen receptors (AR). Here, we demonstrate the testosterone responsiveness of murine splenic T cells in vitro as well as the presence of unconventional cell surface receptors for testosterone and classical intracellular AR. Binding sites for testosterone on the surface of(More)
There is a growing family of novel GTPases conserved among higher plants and vertebrates, abbreviated as AIG1, IAP, IMAP, and IAN, respectively. Here, we comparatively analyze the human gene family encoding GTPases of the immunity-associated protein family recently re-termed GIMAP. Chromosome 7q36.1 contains, within 300 kb, a gimap gene cluster with seven(More)
Testosterone acts on cells through intracellular transcription-regulating androgen receptors (ARs). Here, we show that mouse IC-21 macrophages lack the classical AR yet exhibit specific nongenomic responses to testosterone. These manifest themselves as testosterone-induced rapid increase in intracellular free [Ca(2+)], which is due to release of Ca(2+) from(More)
This review summarizes data about non-genomic actions of testosterone on murine malaria, T cells and macrophages produced by our group during the last 15 years. In C57BL/10 mice, testosterone induces a lethal outcome of blood stage infections with Plasmodium chabaudi which normally takes a self-healing course controlled by genes of the H-2 complex and the(More)
Inducibility of the mouse gene imap38 in the spleen has been recently described to correlate with resistance to Plasmodium chabaudi malaria. Here, we characterize the human ortholog gene himap1. The HIMAP1 34 kDa protein is localizable at the endoplasmic reticulum in transfected cells. It contains a GTP-binding domain, but it does not bind GTP, in contrast(More)
After addition of high concentrations of glucose, rates of high-affinity glucose uptake in Saccharomyces cerevisiae decrease rapidly. We found that the high-affinity hexose transporters Hxt6 and Hxt7 are subject to glucose-induced proteolytic degradation (catabolite inactivation). Degradation occurs in the vacuole, as Hxt6/7 were stabilized in proteinase(More)
We characterize the mouse gene imap38 and its inducibility by Plasmodium chabaudi malaria among different lymphoid tissues and mouse strains of different H-2 complex and non-H-2 background. Imap38 is a single copy gene assigned to chromosome 6B. It consists of only one exon of 1900 base pairs encoding a highly basic 25.8-kDa protein. Confocal laser scanning(More)
Using a combined special glass electrode it is possible to monitor pH ratios and pH variation in the subcutaneous tissue of the infant scalp continuously. Tests on a normal sample of newborn babies immediately after birth showed a significant correlation between tissue pH and capillary blood pH, with the trend of pH variation being broadly similar in both(More)
This paper is concerned with the causes of spontaneous abortion in a sample of 200 pregnancies induced by artificial insemination. In particular it examines the importance of the following factors: existing disorders in the woman's menstrual cycle, the influence of hormone treatment during the conception cycle, the age of the woman treated, and the type of(More)