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As a prerequisite for tissue engineering applications, researchers must understand the effect on local cell types of the degradation products of biodegradable polymers. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) has received special interest as an implant material, because it degrades to release a normal component of blood and tissue, D,L-beta-hydroxybutyrate (HB). We(More)
In this study, we investigated the association of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype-5a (mGluR5a) with cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator-associated ligand (CAL). Using glutathione-S-transferase pull-down techniques, we found that mGluR5a directly interacted with CAL, with the C-terminus of the receptor binding to the(More)
Metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 1a (mGluR1a) associates with the proteins mediating its receptor activity, suggesting a complex-controlled function of mGluR1a. Here, using glutathione-S-transferase pull-down, co-immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence assays in vitro and in vivo, we have found CFTR-associated ligand (CAL) to be a novel binding(More)
BACKGROUND The mitochondrial protein translocase of inner mitochondrial membrane 17 homolog A (TIMM17A) has been identified as a biomarker of breast cancer. The present study aimed to investigate the biological role of TIMM17A in human breast cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS Anti-TIMM17A transgenes were stably transfected into MDA MB-231 and MCF-7(More)
The actin cytoskeleton plays an important role in cell shape determination, adhesion and cell cycle progression. Ezrinradixin-moesin (ERM)-binding phosphoprotein 50 (EBP50), also known as Na(+)-H(+) exchanger regulatory factor 1 (NHERF1), associates with actin cytoskeleton and is related to cell cycle progression. Its Ser279 and Ser301 residues are(More)
Poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBHHx), a member of the polyhydroxyalkanoate family of biopolyesters, has superior mechanical properties and biocompatibilities that enable it to meet diverse biomedical requirements. The main component of PHBHHx is DL-beta-hydroxybutyric acid (HB), a ketone body that is also produced in vivo. The effects of HB(More)
Streptomyces phage phiC31 integrase was found to mediate site-specific integration of foreign genes at pseudo attP sites of genomes in human, mouse, rat, and Drosophila. This paper reports that phiC31 integrase can also mediate homologous recombination between attB and pseudo attP sites in bovine cells and foreign gene integration was increased at least(More)
RP-HPLC with UV photodiode array detection (UV-DAD) was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of vitexin-2"-O-glucoside, vitexin-2"-O-rhamnoside, rutin, and hyperoside in the extract of hawthorn (Crataegus pinnatifida Bge.) leaves. The analytes of interest were separated on a Diamonsil C18 column (250 x 4.6 mm id, 5 microm) with the(More)
As a prerequisite to the determination of pharmacokinetic parameters of icariin in rats, an HPLC method using UV detection was developed and validated. Icariin and the internal standard, quercetin, were extracted from plasma samples using ethyl acetate after acidification with 0.05 mol/L NaH2PO4 solution (pH 5.0). Chromatographic separation was achieved on(More)
TACC2 is a member of the transforming acidic coiled-coil-containing protein family and is associated with the centrosome-spindle apparatus during cell cycling. The TACC2 gene is expressed in various splice forms predominantly in postmitotic tissues, including heart, muscle, kidney, and brain. Recent work has shown that members of this family, including(More)