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Cloning and characterization of the vasopressin-regulated urea transporter
UREA is the principal end product of nitrogen metabolism in mammals1. Movement of urea across cell membranes was originally thought to occur by lipid-phase permeation, but recent studies haveExpand
Clinical and epidemiological features of Chryseobacterium indologenes infections: analysis of 215 cases.
There is a trend of increasing prevalence of C indologenes infection after introduction of colistin and tigecycline usage, and increasing resistance to piperacillin-tazobactam, ceftazidime, cefepime, and newer fluoroquinolone were noticed in the analysis. Expand
Induction of c-Fos immunoreactivity in the rat forebrain by conditioned and unconditioned aversive stimuli
The protein product of the c-fos proto-oncogene was immunocytochemically localized in forebrain regions of adult male Lewis rats subjected to a physically aversive footshock stimulus or a Pavlovian-conditioned, non-aversive, auditory stimulus, and can now be targeted for further study aimed at elucidating their role in stress-induced immune alteration. Expand
Activation of brainstem catecholaminergic neurons by conditioned and unconditioned aversive stimuli as revealed by c-Fos immunoreactivity
The results further confirm the role of autonomic and endocrine pathways as mediators of the stress response and will help to more fully characterize the pathways of stress-induced immune alteration. Expand
Neuronal activity enhances aryl hydrocarbon receptor‐mediated gene expression and dioxin neurotoxicity in cortical neurons
Activation of AhR by the selective agonist 2,3,7,8‐tetrachlorodibenzo‐p‐dioxin induced dioxin‐responsive gene expression and calcium entry, which were attenuated by AhR small interfering RNA, the NMDA receptor channel blocker MK801, and the action potential blocker tetrodotoxin (TTX). Expand
Tobacco-specific carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) induces cell proliferation in normal human bronchial epithelial cells through NFkappaB activation and cyclin D1
It is demonstrated for the first time that NNK could stimulate normal human bronchial cell proliferation through activation of the NFkappaB, which in turn up-regulated the cyclin D1 expression. Expand
Involvement of Protein Kinase C-γ in IL-1β-Induced Cyclooxygenase-2 Expression in Human Pulmonary Epithelial Cells
Results indicate that in human pulmonary epithelial cells, IL-1β might activate phosphatidylcholine-phospholipase C through an upstream tyrosine phosphorylation to elicit PKC activation, which in turn initiates NF-κB activation, and finally induces COX-2 expression and PGE2 release. Expand
Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Colonization by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Adults in Community Settings in Taiwan
The results indicated that the MRSA colonization rate among adults in the community settings in Taiwan was 3.8% (119/3,098). Expand
Magnolol suppresses proliferation of cultured human colon and liver cancer cells by inhibiting DNA synthesis and activating apoptosis
It is demonstrated for the first time that magnolol can inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells in vitro and in vivo. Expand
Microtubule damaging agents induce apoptosis in HL 60 cells and G2/M cell cycle arrest in HT 29 cells.
It is demonstrated that the occurrence of apoptosis or G2/M cell cycle arrest induced by microtubule damaging agents in different cancer cells was through independent mechanisms, and activation of c-jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway may play an important role in the PDP-induced Bcl-2 phosphorylation and apoptosis in HL 60 cells. Expand