Vishwajeet Ahuja

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The mechanism through which arachidonic acid induces the polymerization of tau protein into filaments under reducing conditions was characterized through a combination of fluorescence spectroscopy and electron microscopy. Results show that polymerization follows a ligand-mediated mechanism, where binding of arachidonic acid is an obligate step preceding(More)
Expression of CD43 (leukosialin, sialophorin) by rat blood monocytes was analyzed by flow cytometric, microscopic, and biochemical techniques. Monocytes were identified cytometrically using a combination of light-scatter parameters and binding of the anti-monocyte/macrophage monoclonal antibody (mAb) OX-41. Two-color flow cytometry studies with W3/13 and(More)
Human carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase (hCPS) has evolved three features that allow it to remove excess, potentially neurotoxic ammonia via the urea cycle: inability to use glutamine as an alternative nitrogen donor; a K m for ammonia 100-fold lower than for CPSs that also use glutamine; and required allosteric activation by N-acetylglutamate (AGA), a sensor(More)
CD43 is a hematopoietic cell antigen whose distribution includes T lymphocytes, plasma cells, neutrophils, and platelets. Although it has been detected on peripheral blood monocytes, its expression by other mononuclear phagocytes has not been well documented. Possible changes in monocyte/macrophage CD43 expression in response to inflammation are also poorly(More)
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