Salida Mirzoeva

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Plakoglobin (PG) is an armadillo protein that associates with both classic and desmosomal cadherins, but is primarily concentrated in mature desmosomes in epithelia. While reduced levels of PG have been reported in localized and hormone refractory prostate tumors, the functional significance of these changes is unknown. Here we report that PG expression is(More)
Activated glia (astrocytes and microglia) and their associated neuroinflammatory sequelae have been linked to the disease progression of several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. We found that the experimental anti-inflammatory drug K252a, an inhibitor of calmodulin regulated protein kinases (CaMKs), can block induction of both the(More)
Insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) results from a postbinding defect in signaling. Insulin receptor and insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-1 serine hyperphosphorylation by an unidentified kinase(s) contributes to this defect. We investigated whether insulin resistance is selective, affecting metabolic but not mitogenic pathways, in(More)
A high-throughput screening (HTS) assay for inhibitors of nitric oxide (NO) production by activated microglia was developed and used to compare the relative activities of various anti-inflammatory compounds and cell-permeable protein kinase inhibitors. BV-2 cells, an immortalized line that retains phenotypic features of microglia and produces NO in response(More)
Secreted Protein Acidic and Rich in Cysteine (SPARC) is one of the major non-structural proteins of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in remodeling tissues. The functional significance of SPARC is emphasized by its origin in the first multicellular organisms and its high degree of evolutionary conservation. Although SPARC has been shown to act as a critical(More)
Partially purified adenylyl cyclase preparations of high specific activity (60 +/- 10 mumol cAMP/(mg.min)) were obtained from rat brain synaptosomes (Orlando, C., d'Alayer, J., Baillat, G., Castets, F., Jeannequin, O., Mazié, J. C., & Monneron, A. (1992) Biochemistry 31, 3215-3222). Adenylyl cyclase activity was stimulated 4-fold by Ca2+/calmodulin and(More)
The goal of this study was to elucidate the action of the CD28 mimetic peptide p2TA (AB103) that attenuates an excessive inflammatory response in mitigating radiation-induced inflammatory injuries. BALB/c and A/J mice were divided into four groups: Control (C), Peptide (P; 5 mg/kg of p2TA peptide), Radiation (R; total body irradiation with 8 Gy γ-rays), and(More)
Plant flavonoid apigenin prevents and inhibits UVB-induced carcinogenesis in the skin and has strong anti-proliferative and anti-angiogenic properties. Here we identify mechanisms, by which apigenin controls these oncogenic events. We show that apigenin acts, at least in part, via endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor, thrombospondin-1 (TSP1). TSP1 expression(More)
Bovine brain cDNA cloned earlier and attributed to calmodulin-independent adenylate cyclase encodes the neural cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM). The expression of N-CAM mRNA in Xenopus laevis oocytes increases their basal adenylate cyclase activity. Polyclonal antibodies against synthetic peptide A, VAENQQGKSKAAHFV (664-678 amino acid residues of bovine(More)
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