Tessa V Gonzalez

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We have isolated an enolase gene (enoA) from Aspergillus oryzae by heterologous hybridization using the corresponding Saccharomyces cerevisiae ENO2 gene as a probe. A 2.9-kb BglII-fragment contained the entire structural gene enoA including 5'- and 3'- flanking regions. The homology between A. oryzae enoA and S. cerevisiae ENO2 genes is 66.9% when introns(More)
Polymorphonuclear cell (PMN) infiltration is a hallmark of ricin-induced mucosal inflammation, yet the cellular processes involved in initiating this reaction remain undefined. In this study we report that ricin stimulates the human monocyte/macrophages cell line 28SC to secrete IL-8, a potent PMN chemoattractant. IL-8 release in response to ricin was both(More)
The induction of in vivo antioxidant potential following small doses of gamma-ray irradiation was investigated in C57BL/6 mice. The antioxidant capacity of various organs was assessed in terms of the scavenging activity of cytosol fractions against 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), a chemically stable radical. Significant elevations in the scavenging(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate how adolescents with or at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and their parent/guardians (parents) perceive adolescents' health-related quality of life. STUDY DESIGN We interviewed overweight/obese, 12- to 18-year-old youth with T2DM, prediabetes, or insulin resistance and one parent from 5 US sites. Assessments included(More)
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