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Human interleukin (IL)-5 receptors were characterized by means of binding studies using bioactive 125I-labeled IL-5. Of purified primary myeloid cells, eosinophils and basophils but not neutrophils or monocytes expressed surface receptors for IL-5. Binding studies showed that eosinophils expressed a single class of high affinity receptors (Ka = 1.2 x 10(10)(More)
Recent studies have implicated the amyloid Abeta peptide and its ability to self-assemble as key factors in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Relatively little is known about the structure of soluble Abeta or its oligomeric state, and the existing data are often contradictory. In this study, we used intrinsic fluorescence of wild type Abeta-(1-40),(More)
AHNAK, a large 629 kDa protein, has been implicated in membrane repair, and the annexin A2-S100A10 heterotetramer [(p11)(2)(AnxA2)(2))] has high affinity for several regions of its 1002-amino-acid C-terminal domain. (p11)(2)(AnxA2)(2) is often localized near the plasma membrane, and this C2-symmetric platform is proposed to be involved in the bridging of(More)
The addition of 500 microM verapamil or nifedipine to isolated hepatocytes incubated in the presence of 1.3 mM Ca2+ caused 20% inhibition of Ca2+ inflow as measured by the initial rate of 45Ca2+ exchange. No stimulation of 45Ca2+ exchange was observed in the presence of the Ca2+ agonist CGP 28392. An increase in the concentration of extracellular K+ from 6(More)
Recombinant human (rh) interleukin-3 (IL-3) stimulated the proliferation and differentiation of erythroid, granulocyte, macrophage, eosinophil (Eo), and mixed colonies as well as megakaryocytes from human bone marrow cells. rh IL-3 was a weaker stimulus than rh granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) for day 14 myeloid cell colonies. At(More)
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the presence of insoluble, fibrous deposits composed principally of amyloid beta (Abeta) peptide. A number of studies have provided information on the fibril structure and on the factors affecting fiber formation, but the details of the fibril structure are not known. We used fluorescence quenching to investigate the(More)
Previous work from our laboratory provided evidence for increased plasma corticosterone levels in mice transgenic for human and bovine growth hormone (GH). Corticosterone was elevated in both sexes, under both basal and ether-induced stress conditions. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the in vitro adrenal sensitivity to ACTH, GH(More)
Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is a hematopoietic growth factor that regulates the differentiation of multilineage and committed progenitor cells and the functions of some mature blood cells. The expression of human IL-3 appears to be restricted to stimulated T lymphocytes. We have investigated the kinetics and mechanisms involved in the induction of IL-3 expression(More)
Transgenic mice carrying the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase promoter region-human growth hormone (PEPCK-hGH) fusion gene are characterized by accelerated growth and plasma hGH levels ranging from 100 to 700 ng/ml. Both sexes are fertile, in contrast to previous findings in metallothionein-I/hGH transgenic mice in which females are sterile, apparently due(More)