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The Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein ELO2p is involved in the elongation of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. Among several sequences with limited identity with the S. cerevisiae ELO2 gene, a consensus cDNA sequence was identified from the LifeSeq(R) database of Incyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Human liver cDNA was amplified by PCR using(More)
p25alpha is an oligodendroglial protein that can induce aggregation of alpha-synuclein and accumulates in oligodendroglial cell bodies containing fibrillized alpha-synuclein in the neurodegenerative disease multiple system atrophy (MSA). We demonstrate biochemically that p25alpha is a constituent of myelin and a high-affinity ligand for myelin basic protein(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the progression of urodynamic changes, as well as histological and biochemical outcomes over a prolonged period of partial bladder outlet obstruction (pBOO) in an animal model with physiologically relevant pBOO. MATERIALS AND METHODS Healthy, adult, female Fischer rats underwent surgical creation of a pBOO for either 2, 4, 8, or(More)
Two cDNA clones with homology to known desaturase genes were isolated from the fungus Mortierella alpina. The open reading frame in one clone encoded 399 amino acids and exhibited delta12-desaturase activity when expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the presence of endogenous fatty acid substrate oleic acid. The insert in another clone contained an open(More)
Ebola virus encodes seven viral structural and regulatory proteins that support its high rates of replication, but little is known about nucleocapsid assembly of this virus in infected cells. We report here that three viral proteins are necessary and sufficient for formation of Ebola virus particles and that intracellular posttranslational modification(More)
Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa L. [syn. Cimifuga racemosa L.]) extracts (BCE) are marketed worldwide for the management of menopausal symptoms. However, recently more than 75 cases of hepatotoxicity associated with black cohosh ingestion have been reported. While these cases have not been fully substantiated for causality, the data suggest that herb-drug(More)
Cladograms of iridoviruses were inferred from bootstrap analysis of molecular data sets comprising all published protein and DNA sequences of the major capsid protein, ATPase and DNA polymerase genes of members of the Iridoviridae family Iridovirus. All data sets yielded cladograms supporting the separation of the Iridovirus, Ranavirus and Lymphocystivirus(More)
Four groups of male Long-Evans rats were reared artificially from postnatal d 5 to 18 by being fed through a gastrostomy tube with rat milk substitutes containing oils providing 10% linoleic acid and 1% alpha-linolenic acid (g/100 g fat); with the use of a 2 x 2 design, they were fed one of two levels of arachidonic acid (AA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)(More)
It has been suggested that interstitial Cajal-like cells (ICLC) may be involved in the spontaneous rhythmic electrical activities of the extrahepatic bile duct system. The present study investigated the distribution and characteristics of ICLC, which are immunopositive for CD117/ Kit receptor tyrosine kinase, using immunohistochemistry employing a(More)
In previous studies with hyperimmune rabbit sera and monoclonal antibodies against the P1 protein of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, we obtained evidence of a shared antigenic determinant with a single protein of Mycoplasma genitalium. Because of biologic and morphologic similarities between these two human Mycoplasma species, attempts were made to characterize this(More)