Samaneh Shahin

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1. Nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitors and Paf antagonists abrogate hypotension in septic shock. The latter may act by blocking intracellular transduction mechanisms in vascular smooth muscle cells and inflammatory cells. We examined the effect of Paf antagonists on expression of inducible NO synthase. 2. A murine macrophage cell line (J774.2) and rat(More)
Cytosine deaminase (CDase) catalyzes the deamination of cytosine and 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) to uracil and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), respectively. The enzyme is used for cancer therapy, as cancerous cells are not able to synthesize cytosine via a de-novo pathway. In order to characterize the Escherichia coli AGH09 CDase, a strong CDase producing strain, was(More)
A monoclonal antibody against the slow isoform of chicken skeletal muscle Ca2+-ATPase recognises, in nervous tissue, analogous membrane proteins which are most concentrated in the microsomal fraction. Histochemically, the immunoreactivity of the antibody is restricted to neurones where the staining is most intense in cell bodies and dendrites, weak in axons(More)
We have established that the monoclonal antibody (MAb) AA21, raised against a crude sarcolemmal fraction prepared from adult chicken anterior latissimus dorsi muscle, recognizes the slow twitch/cardiac isoform of calcium ATPase. This was done using a combination of immunohistochemistry at the light and electron microscopic level, the change in the cell(More)
We investigated the Thy-1-like immunoreactivity during the development of chicken skeletal muscle using a group of monoclonal antibodies raised and characterised against purified chicken brain Thy-1. The immunoreactivity attributable to bona fide Thy-1 in muscle was present in nerves, connective tissue associated with the intrafusal capsule and blood(More)
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