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T-cell epitopes within viral polypeptide VP4 of the capsid protein of foot-and-mouth disease virus were analyzed using 15-mer peptides and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from vaccinated outbred pigs. An immunodominant region between VP4 residues 16 and 35 was identified, with peptide residues 20 to 34 (VP4-0) and 21 to 35 (VP4-5) particularly(More)
Adult growth hormone deficient patients are known to exhibit reduced sweating and their ability to thermoregulate is diminished. Treatment of these patients with recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGH) is claimed to reverse these abnormalities. We have investigated this claim, as well as the mechanism underlying these altered sweating responses in(More)
BACKGROUND Snail transcription factor can induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), associated with decreased cell adhesion-associated molecules like E-cadherin, increased mesenchymal markers like vimentin, leading to increased motility, invasion and metastasis. Muscadine grape skin extract (MSKE) has been shown to inhibit prostate cancer cell growth(More)
Angiogenesis is a dynamic process required for embryonic development. However, postnatal vascular growth is characteristic of multiple disease states. Despite insights into the multistep process in which adhesion molecules, extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors, and their receptors work in concert to form new vessels from the preexisting(More)
SUMMARY The cloning and expression of TPO as a recombinant protein has allowed progress on the characterisation of the autoantigenic epitopes recognised by autoantibodieJ. fhe main immunogenic region of the molecule recognised by autoaniibodies has been localized to the carboxyl terminal. Multiple sequence alignment and secondary structure prediction(More)
Pepsin-resistant fragments of the tail subunits of 14S and 18S acetylcholinesterase from eel electric organ have been isolated and characterized. The native fragments are composed of three 24,000 molecular weight polypeptides linked by intersubunit disulfide bonds in a collagen-like triple helix. Intact tail subunits have also been isolated. These subunits(More)
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