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  • P. Nemeth, H. -W. Hofer, D. Pette
  • 1979
Muscle fibers re commonly classified histochemically into three types by the staining intensity for myosin ATPase combined with those for metabolic enzymes. Preincubation at pH 4.6 gives rise to three staining intensities of myosin ATPase which are also used for fiber typing. The two classification systems were compared by computer analysis of the(More)
Proteoglycan (PG) aggrecan-induced arthritis (PGIA) is a murine model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although BALB/c and DBA/2 mice share the same MHC (H-2d) haplotype, the BALB/c strain is susceptible to PGIA, while DBA/2 mice are resistant. Therefore, these two inbred mouse strains provide an opportunity to study arthritis susceptibility factors excluding(More)
  • D. Pette, M. Wimmer, P. Nemeth
  • 1980
Distribution of succinate dehydrogenase activity along muscle fibres has been studied qualitatively by histochemistry on single microdissected rat muscle fibres and quantitatively by comparative kinetic microphotometry on longitudinal muscle sections. Qualitative staining reactions showed no appreciable variations in enzyme activity along the fibres(More)
Previously, we described the development of hyaluronan (HA) deposition in human tooth germ tissues that are consistent with water transport in different stages of tooth development. The aquaporins (AQP) constitute a family of membrane water channels that are expressed in many organs. However, there are no data available about the expression pattern of(More)
The effect of gastrin on stimulating tumour proliferation has been evaluated on human pancreas cancer cells in culture and in tumours transplanted to nude mice. The presence of CCK-B/gastrin-like receptor responsible for that effect of gastrin has been proved in colonic (WiDr, HT-29, YAMC) and pancreatic (PANC-1, BON) cell lines. The aim of our study was to(More)
Antagonists of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) exert antiproliferative effects directly on cancer cells, which are mediated by the tumoral GHRH receptors. However, the signal transduction pathways involved in antiproliferative effect of GHRH antagonists have not yet been elucidated. We used flow cytometry to investigate whether GHRH antagonist(More)
We identified conserved molecules (enzymes, peptides, cytokines) that might play a role in invertebrate innate immunity. We found these molecules by immunoserological and immunohistochemical methods in association with coelomocytes, leukocytes located in the coelomic cavity of the earthworm Eisenia foetida. We detected the enzyme Cu-Zn-superoxide-dismutase(More)
Zeta-chain-associated protein kinase of 70kDa (ZAP-70) kinase is a key regulator in the early steps of TCR signaling but some aspects of its fine regulation are still unclear. From its 31 tyrosine (Y) residues, 11 phosphorylation sites have been identified, some with activator (Y315 and Y493) or inhibitory (Y292 and Y492) and others with unknown function(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most meaningful risk factor in chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and primary hepatocellular carcinoma (PHC). The hepatitis B virus X protein (HBxAg) is a multifunctional protein with many important functions in hepatocellular carcinogenesis. A monoclonal anti-HBxAg antibody was developed in our laboratory and characterized by(More)
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin, vascular abnormalities and activation of the immune system. The majority of SSc patients have autoantibodies against nuclear antigens. Among these antibodies against topoisomerase I (topo I) are frequently detected in sera of SSc patients. Since the discovery of these(More)