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Dendritic cells are involved in the initiation of both innate and adaptive immunity. To systematically explore how dendritic cells modulate the immune system in response to different pathogens, we used oligonucleotide microarrays to measure gene expression profiles of dendritic cells in response to Escherichia coli, Candida albicans, and influenza virus as(More)
Hardly anything is known about translational control of plant mitochondrial gene expression. Here, we provide evidence for differential translation of mitochondrial transcripts in Arabidopsis thaliana. We found that silencing of the nuclear RPS10 gene encoding mitochondrial ribosomal protein S10 disturbs the ratio between the small and large subunits of(More)
Transgene dosage, silencing competence of the transgene loci, and photoperiod conditions were found to regulate the onset and efficiency of Rps10 silencing in two independent transgenic lines of Arabidopsis thaliana. The Rps10 gene encodes the S10 protein which is part of the small subunit of mitochondrial ribosomes. Homozygous plants presented(More)
The immunomodulatory action of melatonin in different animal species is already well known, although the mechanism(s) by which the indoleamine influences the immune system have yet to be fully elucidated. Previously, we have shown both anti-inflammatory and opioid-mediated influence of exogenous melatonin on thioglycollate-induced peritonitis in young(More)
The pineal gland is a vertebrate neuroendocrine organ converting environmental photoperiodic information into a biochemical message (melatonin) that subsequently regulates the activity of numerous target tissues after its release into the bloodstream. A phylogenetically conserved feature is increased melatonin synthesis during darkness, even though there(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Klotho (KL) is an anti-inflammatory protein that protects the endothelium from nitric oxide (NO)-induced dysfunction, reduces the expression of endothelial adhesion molecules, and potentially regulates T-cell functions. KL deficiency leads to premature senescence and impaired Ca2+/Pi homeostasis, which can lead to inflammatory bowel(More)
Campylobacter jejuni is the most frequent cause of human food-borne gastroenteritis and chicken meat is the main source of infection. Recent studies showed that broiler chicken immunization against Campylobacter should be the most efficient way to lower the number of human infections by this pathogen. Induction of the mucosal immune system after oral(More)
Commercial interest is growing in biomimetic methods that employ self assembled mono-layers (SAMs) to produce biocompatible HA coatings on Ti-based orthopedic implants. Recently, separate studies have considered HA formation for various SAM surface functional groups. However, these have often neglected to verify crystallinity of the HA coating, which is(More)
Reduced bone mass is a common complication in chronic inflammatory diseases, although the mechanisms are not completely understood. The PHEX gene encodes a zinc endopeptidase expressed in osteoblasts and contributes to bone mineralization. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular mechanism involved in TNF-mediated down-regulation of Phex gene(More)