School of Biomedical Sciences - Research Publications
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Palmitoylethanolamide, a Natural Retinoprotectant: Its Putative Relevance for the Treatment of Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2015)
Differential expression of mesotocin receptors in the uterus and ovary of the pregnant tammar wallaby
(BIO SCIENTIFICA LTD, 2005-05-01)
Mesotocin, an oxytocin-like peptide, is released in highest concentrations during parturition in macropodid marsupials. In late pregnant wallabies, uterine sensitivity to mesotocin increases markedly in the myometrium 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 ...
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 ...
Intersection of autophagy with pathways of antigen presentation
(HIGHER EDUCATION PRESS, 2012-12-01)
Traditionally, macroautophagy (autophagy) is viewed as a pathway of cell survival. Autophagy ensures the elimination of damaged or unwanted cytosolic components and provides a source of cellular nutrients during periods ...
Templated Polymer Replica Nanoparticles to Facilitate Assessment of Material-Dependent Pharmacokinetics and Biodistribution
(AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2017-10-04)
Surface modification is frequently used to tailor the interactions of nanoparticles with biological systems. In many cases, the chemical nature of the treatments employed to modify the biological interface (for example ...
Diagnostics for Amyloid Fibril Formation: Where to Begin?
(HUMANA PRESS INC, 2011-01-01)
Twenty-five proteins are known to form amyloid fibrils in vivo in association with disease (Westermark et al., Amyloid 12:1-4, 2005). However, the fundamental ability of a protein to form amyloid-like fibrils is far more ...
The peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma agonist pioglitazone increases functional expression of the glutamate transporter excitatory amino acid transporter 2 (EAAT2) in human glioblastoma cells
(IMPACT JOURNALS LLC, 2015-08-28)
Glioma cells release glutamate through expression of system xc-, which exchanges intracellular glutamate for extracellular cysteine. Lack of the excitatory amino acid transporter 2 (EAAT2) expression maintains high ...
Post-modern pathogens: surprising activities of translocated effectors from E-coil and Legionella
(CURRENT BIOLOGY LTD, 2015-02-01)
Many bacterial pathogens have the ability to manipulate cellular processes and interfere with host cell function through the translocation of bacterial 'effector' proteins. Dedicated protein secretion machines from ...