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Alteration of prenylation: Effect on neurite outgrowth and Rho GTPase signaling
The action of the 3-hydroxy-3-methyglutaryl coenyzme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor, lovastatin, promotes neurite outgrowth in some systems and inhibits it in others (Schulz et al., 2004; Holmberg et al., 2006). Anecdotally, ...
Effect of Phytoestrogens on the MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Line
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Phytoestrogens exert anti-estrogenic effects in some tissues, including breast tissue, by interfering with estrogen receptors (ERs). In this study, ...
Sequencing and characterization of three plasmids from Helicobacter pylori strain AL236
Helicobacter pylori, a microaerophilic, spiral-shaped, Gram negative bacterium is a gastrointestinal pathogen. Plasmids from H. pylori are currently being sequenced and characterized in our laboratory to determine their ...
Remote-controlled, bio-compatible, multifunctional nanoreservoirs: A potential nanoplatform for regulating axon extension and facilitating imaging in growing neurons
Traumatic injury to the central nervous system (CNS) is a significant health problem and, currently, there is no effective treatment, partly because of the complexity of the CNS. Biocompatible nanovectors that can be ...
Structural and thermodynamic studies of a DNA i-motif: Investigating the monomer, dimer, and tetramer human telomere sequence context
Telomeres are protein DNA complexes found at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. The human telomere sequence has a G-rich strand, (TTAGGG), complemented to a C-rich strand, (CCCTAA). Previous studies of the G-rich strand ...
Microarray analysis of estradiol-regulated genes in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings
(Texas Woman's University, 2012-08-30)
Steroids are well-known regulators of physiological processes in plants and animals. The only known plant steroid hormones are brassinosteroids. Earlier studies demonstrated that animal steroid hormones have signaling ...