School of Biomedical Sciences - Research Publications
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5-HT1A, SST1, and SST2 receptors mediate inhibitory postsynaptic potentials in the submucous plexus of the guinea pig ileum
(AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC, 2010-03-01)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) immunoreactive neurons are important secretomotor neurons in the submucous plexus. They are the only submucosal neurons to receive inhibitory inputs and exhibit both noradrenergic and ...
Generation of adaptive immune responses following influenza virus challenge is not compromised by pre-treatment with the TLR-2 agonist Pam(2)Cys
(FRONTIERS MEDIA SA, 2015-06-05)
Immunostimulatory agents provide a new category of anti-microbial agents that activate the host's innate immune system allowing control of viral and/or bacterial infections. The TLR-2 agonist PEG-Pam2Cys has been shown to ...
Monoclonal antibody therapy for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with eosinophilic inflammation
(PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2017-01-01)
Eosinophils have been linked with asthma for more than a century, but their role has been unclear. This review discusses the roles of eosinophils in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and describes ...
Prion-like domains in RNA binding proteins are essential for building subnuclear paraspeckles
(ROCKEFELLER UNIV PRESS, 2015-08-17)
Prion-like domains (PLDs) are low complexity sequences found in RNA binding proteins associated with the neurodegenerative disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Recently, PLDs have been implicated in mediating gene ...
Putting Huntingtin "Aggregation" in View with Windows into the Cellular Milieu
(BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBL LTD, 2012-11-01)
Huntington's disease arises from CAG codon-repeat expansions in the Htt gene, which leads to a Htt gene product with an expanded polyglutamine (polyQ) sequence. The length of the polyQ expansion correlates with an increased ...
Purification and characterization of relaxin from the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii): Bioactivity and expression in the corpus luteum
(SOC STUDY REPRODUCTION, 2002-07-01)
The objective of this study was to isolate and purify prorelaxin or mature relaxin from the tammar wallaby corpus luteum (CL), determine their structure and bioactivity, and test the hypothesis that enzymatic cleavage of ...
Up-regulation of mesotocin receptors in the tammar wallaby myometrium is pregnancy-specific and independent of estrogen
(SOC STUDY REPRODUCTION, 2002-05-01)
The oxytocin-like peptide of most Australian marsupials is mesotocin, which stimulates uterine contractions and is important for normal birth in the tammar wallaby. Female marsupials have two uteri and, in monovular species ...
PHOTOAFFINITY-LABELING OF CHLOROQUINE-BINDING PROTEINS IN PLASMODIUM-FALCIPARUM
(AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC, 1994-03-04)
A photoreactive analog of chloroquine, N-(4-(4-diethylamino-1-methylbutylamino)quinolin-6-yl)-4- azi do-2- hydroxybenzamide (referred to as ASA-Q), has been synthesized and shown to mimic the action of chloroquine in ...
Friedreich's ataxia induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes display electrophysiological abnormalities and calcium handling deficiency
(IMPACT JOURNALS LLC, 2017-05-01)
We sought to identify the impacts of Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) on cardiomyocytes. FRDA is an autosomal recessive degenerative condition with neuronal and non-neuronal manifestations, the latter including progressive ...
The BAFF receptor TACI controls IL-10 production by regulatory B cells and CLL B cells
(NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2016-01-01)
Interleukin (IL)-10-producing B cells (B10 cells) have emerged as important regulatory elements with immunosuppressive roles. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) B cells also secrete IL-10 and share features of B10 cells, ...