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  1. In this study, we investigated apoptosis induced in human trisomic and diabetic fibroblasts by daunorubicin (DNR) and its derivative, idarubicin (IDA). The cells were incubated with DNR or IDA for 2 h and then...

    Authors: Sylwia Dragojew, Agnieszka Marczak, Janusz Maszewski, Krzysztof Ilnicki and Zofia Jóźwiak
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2008 13:45
  2. Altered tissue water homeostasis may contribute to edema formation during various stresses including bacterial infection. We observed induction of aquaporin-1 (AQP1) during Staphylococcus aureus infection of cult...

    Authors: Kelly Schweitzer, Erran Li, Venkataramana Sidhaye, Virginia Leitch, Sergey Kuznetsov and Landon S. King
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2008 13:44
  3. Although there are many reports about the efficacy of siRNAs, it is not clear whether those siRNAs with high C/G contents can be used to silence their target mRNAs efficiently. In this study, we investigated t...

    Authors: Jie-Ying Liao, James Q. Yin, Fang Chen, Tie-Gang Liu and Jia-Chang Yue
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2008 13:1
  4. Acellular (true) slime moulds (Myxomycetes) are capable of a transition to the stage of sclerotium — a dormant form of plasmodium produced under unfavourable environmental conditions. In this study, sclerotia of

    Authors: Anna Krzywda, Elżbieta Petelenz, Dominika Michalczyk and Przemysław M. Płonka
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:47
  5. Syntaxin 8 has been shown to form the SNARE complex with syntaxin 7, vti1b and endobrevin. These have been shown to function as the machinery for the homotypic fusion of late endosomes. Recently, we showed tha...

    Authors: Kazuo Kasai, Kei Suga, Tetsuro Izumi and Kimio Akagawa
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:43
  6. It has been suggested that Bax translocation to the mitochondria is related to apoptosis, and that cytosol acidification contributes to apoptosis events. However, the mechanisms remain obscure. We investigated...

    Authors: Lin Yang, Yongyu Mei, Qifeng Xie, Xiaoyan Han, Fucheng Zhang, Lin Gu, Yufeng Zhang, Youming Chen, Gang Li and Zhiliang Gao
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:42
  7. Transcription reinitiation by RNA polymerase (Pol) III proceeds through facilitated recycling, a process by which the terminating Pol III, assisted by the transcription factors TFIIIB and TFIIIC, rapidly reloa...

    Authors: Roberto Ferrari and Giorgio Dieci
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:41
  8. The results of several experimental studies have shown that ascorbic acid inhibits tumor growth and metastasis. Ascorbic acid is an antioxidant that acts as a scavenger for a wide range of reactive oxygen spec...

    Authors: Ewa Wybieralska, Monika Koza, Jolanta Sroka, Jarosław Czyż and Zbigniew Madeja
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:40
  9. Cloning using bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) can yield high quality genomic libraries, which are used for the physical mapping, identification and isolation of genes, and for gene sequencing. A BAC ge...

    Authors: Wojciech Gutman, Magdalena Pawełkowicz, Rafał Woycicki, Ewa Piszczek and Zbigniew Przybecki
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:38
  10. Organotin compounds are chemicals that are widely used in industry and agriculture as plastic stabilizers, catalysts and biocides. Many of them, including tributyltin (TBT), have been detected in human food an...

    Authors: Jolanta Sroka, Przemysław Włosiak, Anna Wilk, Justyna Antonik, Jarosław Czyż and Zbigniew Madeja
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:37
  11. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the changes in PAF concentrations in the plasma, PBMC and BMMC of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML). The plasm...

    Authors: Małgorzata Kuliszkiewicz-Janus, Mariusz Adam Tuz, Marek Kiełbiński, Stanisław Baczyński, Bożena Jaźwiec and Helena Śladowska
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:35
  12. We previously demonstrated that caspase-3, an executioner of apoptosis, is activated in the pressure-induced apoptosis of murine erythroleukemia (MEL) cells (at 100 MPa). Here, we examined the pathway of caspa...

    Authors: Takeo Yamaguchi, Kenji Hashiguchi, Satoshi Katsuki, Wakako Iwamoto, Shoichiro Tsuruhara and Shigeyuki Terada
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:34
  13. We cultured calnexin-disrupted and wild-type Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains under conditions of heat stress. The growth rate of the calnexin-disrupted yeast was almost the same as that of the wild-type yeast un...

    Authors: Huili Zhang, Jianwei He, Yanyan Ji, Akio Kato and Youtao Song
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:33
  14. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the most common diseases in modern society. A large number of studies are in progress aiming to identify natural substances that would be effective in reducing the sever...

    Authors: Nadana Saravanan and Namasivayam Nalini
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:32
  15. Osteopontin (OPN) is a secreted, non-collagenous, sialic acid-rich protein which functions by mediating cell-matrix interactions and cellular signaling via binding with integrins and CD44 receptors. An increas...

    Authors: Si-Jin Liu, Dao-Qiang Zhang, Xiu-Mei Sui, Lin Zhang, Zi-Wei Cai, Li-Qiu Sun, Ya-Jun Liu, Yan Xue and Guo-Fa Hu
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:31
  16. Bilirubin, an antioxidant in the blood, plays a role in protection from atherosclerosis. The level of bilirubin is highly correlated to the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD). Unconjugated bilirubin is...

    Authors: Chia-Jung Hsieh, Meng-Jung Chen, Yung-Liang Liao and Tung-Nan Liao
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 13:30
  17. The complete nucleotide sequence of the cucumber (C. sativus L. var. Borszczagowski) chloroplast genome has been determined. The genome is composed of 155,293 bp containing a pair of inverted repeats of 25,191 bp...

    Authors: Wojciech Pląder, Yasushi Yukawa, Masahiro Sugiura and Stefan Malepszy
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:29
  18. Endothelin (ET), originally characterized as a vasoconstrictive peptide, has been found to have many different biological functions, including acting as a local hormonal regulator of pressure, fluid, ions and ...

    Authors: Yan Luo, Yuedi Tang, Qingjie Xia and Jin Liu
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:27
  19. Chaetognaths constitute a small marine phylum of approximately 120 species. Two classes of both 18S and 28S rRNA gene sequences have been evidenced in this phylum, even though significant intraindividual varia...

    Authors: Roxane-Marie Barthélémy, Michel Grino, Pierre Pontarotti, Jean-Paul Casanova and Eric Faure
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:26
  20. A novel approach to DNase I-sensitivity analysis was applied to examining genes of the spermatogenic pathway, reflective of the substantial morphological and genomic changes that occur during this program of d...

    Authors: Rui Pires Martins, Adrian E. Platts and Stephen A. Krawetz
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:24
  21. The type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-1R), which is over-expressed or activated in many human cancers, including lung cancer, mediates cancer cell proliferation and metastasis. Several studies in...

    Authors: Zhiyuan Ma, Aiqiang Dong, Minjian Kong and Jianfang Qian
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:22
  22. This study was conducted in order to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for the in vitro culture response of winter rye (Secale cereale L.) immature embryos and immature inflorescences. A genetic linkage map...

    Authors: Hanna Bolibok, Anna Gruszczyńska, Aneta Hromada-Judycka and Monika Rakoczy-Trojanowska
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:23
  23. Human PCAN1 (prostate cancer gene 1) is a prostate-specific gene that is highly expressed in prostate epithelial tissue, and frequently mutated in prostate tumors. To better understand the regulation of the PCAN1

    Authors: Wenwen Liu, Weiwen Chen, Pengju Zhang, Chunxiao Yu, Feng Kong, Jingti Deng, Jianye Zhang and Anli Jiang
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:16
  24. Ion channels selective for chloride ions are present in all biological membranes, where they regulate the cell volume or membrane potential. Various chloride channels from mitochondrial membranes have been des...

    Authors: Izabela Koszela-Piotrowska, Katarzyna Choma, Piotr Bednarczyk, Krzysztof Dołowy, Adam Szewczyk, Wolfram S. Kunz, Lubica Malekova, Viera Kominkova and Karol Ondrias
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:19
  25. The aim of this study was to investigate whether transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) could induce alveolar epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in vitro, and whether Smad7 gene transfer could block this tra...

    Authors: Guo-Ping Xu, Qing-Quan Li, Xi-Xi Cao, Qi Chen, Zhong-Hua Zhao, Zi-Qiang Diao and Zu-De Xu
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:18
  26. We studied the influence of Withania somnifera (Ws) root extract (100 mg/kg body weight) on parkinsonism induced by 1-methyl 4-phenyl 1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP; i.p, 20 mg/kg body weight for 4 days), via t...

    Authors: Srinivasagam Raja Sankar, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Arumugam Krishnamurti and Manickam Ramanathan
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:15
  27. In our previous study, we demonstrated that azurin could selectively trigger apoptosis in human osteosarcoma cell line U2OS cells. However, the rate of apoptosis (35.8 ± 3.2%) is not very high, and azurin is t...

    Authors: Zhaoming Ye, Huiqin Peng, Yongming Fang, Jie Feng and Di-Sheng Yang
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:12
  28. We compared the oxidation of dihydrorhodamine 123, glutathione contents and activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase for three wild-type strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on media with differ...

    Authors: Ewa Macierzyńska, Agnieszka Grzelak and Grzegorz Bartosz
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:17
  29. We have shown the fetal liver cell engraftments into multiple tissues of adult healthy mice, achieved without suppressing the animals’ immune systems. Fetal cells from the livers of male C57Bl/6J Black lineage mi...

    Authors: Adas Darinskas, Renata Gasparaviciute, Mantas Malisauskas, Kristina Wilhelm, Jurij A. Kozhevnikov, Evaldas Liutkevicius, Audrone Pilinkiene and Ludmilla A. Morozova-Roche
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:13
  30. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) from the pig heart interacts with liposomes made of acidic phospholipids most effectively at low pH, close to the isoelectric point of the protein (pH = 5.5). This binding is not ob...

    Authors: Grzegorz Terlecki, Elżbieta Czapińska and Katarzyna Hotowy
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:10
  31. In this paper, we describe the isolation and characterization of two PC3 subclones. One subclone, mr, showed an epithelial phenotype, the other, M1, showed a sarcomatous morphology. Transplanted into nude mice...

    Authors: Yoshifumi S. Hirokawa, Akimitsu Takagi, Katsunori Uchida, Yuji Kozuka, Misao Yoneda, Masatoshi Watanabe and Taizo Shiraishi
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:9
  32. Since its discovery, green fluorescence protein (GFP) has been used as a reporter in a broad range of applications, including the determination of gene expresion in diverse organisms, and subcellular protein l...

    Authors: Chao Dai, Zhijian Cao, Yingliang Wu, Hong Yi, Dahe Jiang and Wenxin Li
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:8
  33. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A) is one of the most important proangiogenic factors. It has many isoforms encoded by one gene. The occurrence of these isoforms is associated with the process of alte...

    Authors: Jacek Kowalczyk, Dorota Domal-Kwiatkowska, Urszula Mazurek, Michał Zembala, Bogdan Michalski and Marian Zembala
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:6
  34. The protective effect of melatonin against phenobarbital-induced oxidative stress in the rat liver was measured based on lipid peroxidation levels (malondialedyde and 4-hydroxyalkenals). Cellular proliferation...

    Authors: Gamal H. El-Sokkary
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:5
  35. Several studies have reported tumour infiltrating CD4+ T cells as a favourable prognostic factor in some types of cancer. We investigated 37 head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) at different stages, usi...

    Authors: Sava Smerkolj, Metka Volavšek and Damjan Glavač
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:4
  36. Estrogens play an important role in the growth and terminal differentiation of the mammary gland. Prolonged exposure to estrogens seems to predispose women to breast cancer. It recently became evident that not...

    Authors: Józefa Węsierska-Gądek, Tanja Schreiner, Margarita Maurer, Astrid Waringer and Carmen Ranftler
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:2
  37. Dendritic cells (DCs) are highly specialized antigen-presenting cells endowed with the unique ability to not only present exogenous antigens upon exposure to MHC II, but also to cross-present these upon exposu...

    Authors: Lina Matera, Sarah Forno, Alessandra Galetto, Francesco Moro, Stefano Garetto and Antonio Mussa
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:1
  38. Inter-microsatellite PCR (ISSR-PCR) markers were used to identify and to examine the genetic diversity of eleven Beauveria bassiana isolates with different geographic origins. The variability and the phylogenetic...

    Authors: M. Elena Estrada, Manuel V. Camacho and César Benito
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:69
  39. Using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique, we investigated the influence of extracellular pH and zinc ions (Zn2+) on the steady-state inactivation of Kv1.3 channels expressed in human lymphocytes. The obtained d...

    Authors: Andrzej Teisseyre and Jerzy W. Mozrzymas
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:67
  40. Due to its function, the peroxisome proliferative activated receptor-γ, coactivator-1α (PPARGC1A) gene is a candidate in the search for genes that may affect production traits in the pig. The purpose of this stud...

    Authors: Monika Stachowiak, Maciej Szydlowski, Jakub Cieslak and Marek Switonski
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:66
  41. The edeines analogs were tested in several in vitro and in vivo assays using the mouse model, with edeine B (peptide W1) and cyclosporine A as reference compounds. The peptides displayed moderate, stimulatory eff...

    Authors: Zbigniew Czajgucki, Michał Zimecki and Ryszard Andruszkiewicz
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:61

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