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Gene expression data from microarrays are being applied to predict preclinical and clinical endpoints, but the reliability of these predictions has not been established. In the MAQC-II project, 36 independent teams analyzed six microarray data sets to generate predictive models for classifying a sample with respect to one of 13 endpoints indicative of lung(More)
We investigated a potential role for the soluble interleukin-6 receptor (sIL-6R) in modulating interleukin-6 (IL-6) function in the central nervous system by assessing IL-6 and sIL-6R effects on beta-amyloid precursor protein (beta-APP) transcription and expression in cells of human neuronal origin. Cells transfected with a luciferase reporter plasmid(More)
The fungus Marssonina brunnea is a causal pathogen of Marssonina leaf spot that devastates poplar plantations by defoliating susceptible trees before normal fall leaf drop. We sequence the genome of M. brunnea with a size of 52 Mb assembled into 89 scaffolds, representing the first sequenced Dermateaceae genome. By inoculating this fungus onto a poplar(More)
Co-combustion of poultry wastes with natural gas in an advanced Swirling Fluidized Bed Combustor (SFBC) has been carried out to investigate the performance of poultry wastes combustion. Wastes burnt were poultry litter, poultry manure and sawdust. This paper presents the effect of three different wastes, excess air ratio, and secondary/total air ratio on(More)
The chicken embryonic beta-type globin gene, rho, is a member of a small group of vertebrate genes whose developmentally regulated expression is mediated by DNA methylation. Previously, we have shown that a methyl cytosine-binding complex binds to the methylated rho-globin gene in vitro. We have now chromatographically purified and characterized this(More)
IFNs regulate most MHC class I genes by stimulating transcription initiation. As shown previously, IFN-gamma controls HLA-A expression primarily at the posttranscriptional level. We have defined two 8-base sequences in a 39-nucleotide region in the 3'-transcribed region of the HLA-A gene that are required for the posttranscriptional response to IFN-gamma.(More)
The coupling of m5 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors to the generation and release of nitric oxide (NO) was investigated. Chinese hamster ovary cells, which stably express m5 receptors, were transiently transfected with the gene encoding neuronal NO synthase and used as a model system. Increased generation of NO upon stimulation of cells by muscarinic(More)
An exceptionally conserved sequence that is shared among most G protein-coupled neurotransmitter receptors is an aspartate-arginine-tyrosine triplet that is located at the amino terminus of the putative second cytoplasmic domain, where the arginine residue is invariant. Using the m1 subtype of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors as an example, we induced a(More)
We determined the concentration of the messenger RNA species which encode four (m1-m4) of the five cloned muscarinic receptors in brains of Alzheimer's disease patients as compared to age-matched controls. Assays were performed using the quantitative method of DNA-excess solution hybridization in the cerebral cortex (frontal, temporal and occipital),(More)
Methyl cytosine binding domain protein 2 (MBD2) has been shown to bind to and mediate repression of methylated tumor suppressor genes in cancer cells, where repatterning of CpG methylation and associated gene silencing is common. We have investigated the role of MBD2 in breast cancer cell growth and tumor suppressor gene expression. We show that stable(More)