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  1. The interaction between a charged metal implant surface and a surrounding body fluid (electrolyte solution) leads to ion redistribution and thus to formation of an electrical double layer (EDL). The physical p...

    Authors: Ekaterina Gongadze, Ursula Van Rienen and Aleš Iglič
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:576
  2. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain and disability. The importance of chondrocytes in the pathogenesis of OA is unequivocal. 17β-estradiol (E2) has a potential protective effec...

    Authors: Jia Gu Huang, Chun Xia, Xin Peng Zheng, Ting Ting Yi, Xiao Yong Wang, Gang Song and Bing Zhang
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:564
  3. The protein ERp57/GRP58 is a stress-responsive protein and a component of the protein disulfide isomerase family. Its functions in the endoplasmic reticulum are well known, concerning mainly the proper folding...

    Authors: Carlo Turano, Elisa Gaucci, Caterina Grillo and Silvia Chichiarelli
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:539
  4. ReNcell VM is an immortalized human neural progenitor cell line with the ability to differentiate in vitro into astrocytes and neurons, in which the Wnt/β-catenin pathway is known to be involved. However, little ...

    Authors: Orianne Mazemondet, Rayk Hubner, Jana Frahm, Dirk Koczan, Benjamin M. Bader, Dieter G. Weiss, Adelinde M. Uhrmacher, Moritz J. Frech, Arndt Rolfs and Jiankai Luo
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:515
  5. Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) is a common disease with a poor prognosis. Heart failure is one cause of SAP patient death. Intermedin (IMD) is a potent endogenous cardio-protective substance. Administration o...

    Authors: Xiaodong Du, Yu Cao, Ping Xue, Ziqi Lin, Zhi Zeng and Qing Xia
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:20
  6. The use of tissue-specific promoter elements in the treatment of cervical cancer has been explored in this paper. The P105 promoter of human papillomavirus 18 (HPV18) was utilised to direct tissue-specific expres...

    Authors: Mandy S. Y. Lung, Wendy M. Mak and Vincent Murray
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:18
  7. Yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) methods were used to further study the mutational effect of non-erythroid alpha spectrin (αII) at position 22 in tetramer formation with beta s...

    Authors: Akin Sevinc, Marta A. Witek and Leslie W. -M. Fung
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:17
  8. The ADAM (A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease) family of transmembrane proteins plays important roles in embryogenesis and tissue formation based on their multiple functional domains. In the present study, for t...

    Authors: Annett Markus, Xin Yan, Arndt Rolfs and Jiankai Luo
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:16
  9. Published data concerning the effects of hypertonicity on cell motility have often been controversial. The interpretation of results often rests on the premise that cell responses result from cell dehydration,...

    Authors: Włodzimierz Korohoda, Magdalena Kucia, Ewa Wybieralska, Magdalena Wianecka-Skoczeń, Agnieszka Waligórska, Justyna Drukała and Zbigniew Madeja
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:15
  10. We used a continuum model based on the Helfrich free energy to investigate the binding dynamics of a lipid bilayer to a BAR domain surface of a crescent-like shape of positive (e.g. I-BAR shape) or negative (e...

    Authors: Doron Kabaso, Ekaterina Gongadze, Jernej Jorgačevski, Marko Kreft, Ursula Van Rienen, Robert Zorec and Aleš Iglič
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:13
  11. The tight junction protein claudin-4 is frequently overexpressed in pancreatic cancer, and is also a receptor for Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE). The cytotoxic effects of CPE are thought to be useful a...

    Authors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Takashi Kojima, Tatsuya Ito, Daisuke Kyuno, Yasutoshi Kimura, Masafumi Imamura, Koichi Hirata and Norimasa Sawada
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:14
  12. Post-mitotic neurons are typically terminally differentiated and in a quiescent status. However, in Alzheimer disease (AD), many neurons display ectopic re-expression of cell cycle-related proteins. Cyclin-dep...

    Authors: Vladan P. Bajić, Bo Su, Hyoung-Gon Lee, Wataru Kudo, Sandra L. Siedlak, Lada Živković, Biljana Spremo-Potparević, Ninoslav Djelic, Zorana Milicevic, Avneet K. Singh, Lara M. Fahmy, Xinglong Wang, Mark A. Smith and Xiongwei Zhu
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:11
  13. Noncovalent DIDS binding to Band 3 (AE1) protein in human erythrocyte membranes, modified by non-penetrating, water soluble 1-ethyl-3-(4-azonia-4,4-dimethylpentyl)-carbodiimide iodide (EAC), was studied at 0°C...

    Authors: Teresa Janas and Tadeusz Janas
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:10
  14. The transcription factor p63 has important functions in tumorigenesis, epidermal differentiation and stem cell self-renewal. The TP63 gene encodes multiple protein isoforms that have different or even antagonisti...

    Authors: Marta Nekulova, Jitka Holcakova, Philip Coates and Borivoj Vojtesek
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:9
  15. Protein-protein interactions (PPI) control most of the biological processes in a living cell. In order to fully understand protein functions, a knowledge of protein-protein interactions is necessary. Predictio...

    Authors: Piyali Chatterjee, Subhadip Basu, Mahantapas Kundu, Mita Nasipuri and Dariusz Plewczynski
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:8
  16. We demonstrate here that distribution of caspase-9 influences the pathway of apoptosis triggering, since caspase-9 is activated efficiently only when it is distributed solely in the cytosol. Caspase-9 moves to...

    Authors: Blaž Banič, Damijan Nipič, Dušan Šuput and Irina Milisav
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:7
  17. We investigated the effects of Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) on migration and cytoskeletal organization in primary human osteoblasts and Saos-2 human osteosarcoma cells. Both cell types were exposed to two diff...

    Authors: Xuejiao Zhang, Cheng Li, Huiling Gao, Hiroaki Nabeka, Tetsuya Shimokawa, Hiroyuki Wakisaka, Seiji Matsuda and Naoto Kobayashi
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:6
  18. This is a review of the growing scientific interest in the developmental plasticity and therapeutic potential of stromal cells isolated from adipose tissue. Adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs) are multip...

    Authors: Malgorzata Witkowska-Zimny and Katarzyna Walenko
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:5
  19. Studying the interactome is one of the exciting frontiers of proteomics, as shown lately at the recent bioinformatics conferences (for example ISMB 2010, or ECCB 2010). Distribution of data is facilitated by a...

    Authors: Dariusz Plewczynski and Tomas Klingström
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:4
  20. The activities of myogenic regulatory factors (MRF) and muscle growth factors increase in muscle that is undergoing regeneration, and may correspond to some specific changes. Little is known about the role of ...

    Authors: Alexander Spassov, Tomasz Gredes, Tomasz Gedrange, Silke Lucke, Dragan Pavlovic and Christiane Kunert-Keil
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:3
  21. High aldosterone (Ald) levels can induce hypertrophy of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), which carries high risks of heart failure. A previous study showed that Ald induces hypertrophy of VSMCs by up-regu...

    Authors: Yanping Fu, Gang Shi, Yong Wu, Yasuyuki Kawai, Qing Tian, Linlin Yue, Qinjie Xia, Isamu Miyamori and Chunyuan Fan
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:2
  22. Human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) are a recently identified type of stem cell. Thanks to their ready availability and the lower risk of teratoma formation, hAECs have been studied and tested for a variet...

    Authors: Xiangjun Huang, Hongwu Luo, Fei Zhou Huang and Xun Yang Liu
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2011 16:1
  23. Gemcitabine, a novel pyrimidine nucleoside analog, has become the standard chemotherapeutic agent for pancreatic cancer patients. The clinical impact of gemcitabine remains modest owing to the high degree of i...

    Authors: Amit Khanna, Kulandaivelu Mahalingam, Debarshi Chakrabarti and Giridharan Periyasamy
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 16:43
  24. ZFAT was originally identified as an immune-related transcriptional regulator containing 18 C2H2-type zinc-finger domains and one AT-hook. ZFAT is highly conserved among species and functions as an anti-apopto...

    Authors: Keiko Doi, Takahiro Fujimoto, Midori Koyanagi, Toshiyuki Tsunoda, Yoko Tanaka, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Yasuo Takashima, Masahide Kuroki, Takehiko Sasazuki and Senji Shirasawa
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 16:41
  25. Laminopathies are rare human degenerative disorders with a wide spectrum of clinical phenotypes, associated with defects in the main protein components of the nuclear envelope, mostly in the lamins. They inclu...

    Authors: Magdalena Zaremba-Czogalla, Magda Dubińska-Magiera and Ryszard Rzepecki
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 16:38
  26. Microparticles (MPs) are small membrane vesicles released by stimulated or apoptotic cells, including the endothelium. Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is a blood disorder characterized by an increase in the plasma...

    Authors: Małgorzata Sekuła, Greta Janawa, Elżbieta Stankiewicz and Ewa Stępień
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 16:40
  27. The majority of human embryonic stem cell lines depend on a feeder cell layer for continuous growth in vitro, so that they can remain in an undifferentiated state. Limited knowledge is available concerning the mo...

    Authors: Sergey V. Anisimov, Nicolaj S. Christophersen, Ana S. Correia, Vanessa J. Hall, Ingrid Sandelin, Jia-Yi Li and Patrik Brundin
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 16:39
  28. Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) is a matricellular protein that participates in numerous normal and pathological tissue processes and is rapidly modulated by different stimuli. The presence of 8 highly-conserved AU r...

    Authors: Asa J. Robert Mcgray, Timothy Gingerich, James J. Petrik and Jonathan Lamarre
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 16:37
  29. Protein translocation is an important cellular process. SecA is an essential protein component in the Sec system, as it contains the molecular motor that facilitates protein translocation. In this study, a bio...

    Authors: Rob C. A. Keller
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 16:36
  30. Entamoeba histolytica, a major agent of human amoebiasis, expresses two distinct forms of α-actinin, a ubiquitous actin-binding protein that is present in most eukaryotic organisms. In contrast to all metazoan α-...

    Authors: Barbara Addario and Lars Backman
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:35
  31. High- and low-stringency FISH and base-specific fluorescence were performed on the permanent translocation heterozygote Rhoeo spathacea (2n = 12). Our results indicate that 45S rDNA arrays, rDNA-related sequences...

    Authors: Hieronim Golczyk, Robert Hasterok and Marek Szklarczyk
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:34
  32. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a well-known method for the treatment of malignant tumors, and its principles have been well established over the past 30 years. This therapy involves the application of a chemica...

    Authors: Beata Osiecka, Kamil Jurczyszyn, Krzysztof Symonowicz, Andrzej Bronowicz, Paweł Ostasiewicz, Elżbieta Czapińska, Katarzyna Hotowy, Małgorzata Krzystek-Korpacka, Elżbieta Gębarowska, Ilona Iżykowska, Piotr Dzięgiel, Grzegorz Terlecki and Piotr Ziółkowski
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:33
  33. The XPA gene has a commonly occurring polymorphism (G23A) associated with cancer risk. This study assessed the functional significance of this polymorphism, which is localised near the translation start codon. Ly...

    Authors: Dorota Butkiewicz, Małgorzata Krześniak, Rasa Vaitiekunaite, Bożena Sikora, Elise D. Bowman, Curtis C. Harris and Marek Rusin
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:32
  34. Transient receptor potential canonical (TRPC) channels are key players in calcium homeostasis and various regulatory processes in cell biology. Little is currently known about the TRPC subfamily members in mes...

    Authors: Frederic Torossian, Aurelie Bisson, Jean-Pierre Vannier, Olivier Boyer and Marek Lamacz
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:31
  35. The glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is an astrocyte-specific member of the class III intermediate filament proteins. It is generally used as a specific marker of astrocytes in the central nervous system...

    Authors: Dehong Gao, Yongjun Wang, Yan Liu, Fei Ding, Xiaosong Gu and Zhengli Li
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:29
  36. 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2) exerts estrogen receptor-independent anti-proliferative, anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor activity in vitro and in vivo. Due to its low bioavailability and rapid metabolic degradation, sev...

    Authors: Michelle H. Visagie and Annie M. Joubert
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:30
  37. A clear association between obesity and heart failure exists and a significant role for leptin, the product of the obese gene, has been suggested. One aspect of myocardial remodeling which characterizes heart ...

    Authors: Kristin Schram, Sabrina De Girolamo, Siham Madani, Diana Munoz, Farah Thong and Gary Sweeney
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:27
  38. ZFAT, originally identified as a susceptibility gene for autoimmune thyroid disease, encodes a transcriptional regulator with one AT-hook and 18 C2H2-type zinc-finger domains. It is highly conserved among species...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Yoshida, Toshiyuki Tsunoda, Yasuo Takashima, Takahiro Fujimoto, Keiko Doi, Takehiko Sasazuki, Masahide Kuroki, Akinori Iwasaki and Senji Shirasawa
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:28
  39. Plants are attacked by a wide spectrum of pathogens, being the targets of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes and insects. Over the course of their evolution, plants have developed numerous defense m...

    Authors: Sylwester Głowacki, Violetta K. Macioszek and Andrzej K. Kononowicz
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 16:24
  40. The interaction of osteoblasts and endothelial cells plays a pivotal role in osteogenesis. This interaction has been extensively studied using their direct co-culture in vitro. However, co-culture experiments req...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Andreas Schedle, Michael Matejka, Xiaohui Rausch-Fan and Oleh Andrukhov
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:26
  41. ZNF300 was recently identified as a member of the human KRAB/C2H2 zinc finger protein family. Little is known about the role of ZNF300 in human gene regulation networks. In this study, the DNA-binding property of...

    Authors: Lu Xue, Hongling Qiu, Jian Ma, Mingxiong Guo and Wenxin Li
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:25
  42. Skeletal muscle is a plastic tissue with known gender dimorphism, especially at the metabolic level. A proteomic comparison of male and female murine biceps brachii was undertaken, resolving an average of 600 ...

    Authors: Lauren Ann Metskas, Mohini Kulp and Stylianos P. Scordilis
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:20
  43. Listeria monocytogenes enters non-phagocytic cells by binding its surface proteins inlA (internalin) and inlB to the host’s E-cadherin and Met, respectively. The two internalins play either separate or cooperativ...

    Authors: Clementina Auriemma, Maurizio Viscardi, Simona Tafuri, Luigi Michele Pavone, Federico Capuano, Laura Rinaldi, Rossella Della Morte, Giuseppe Iovane and Norma Staiano
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:19
  44. Retinoid resistance has limited the clinical application of retinoids as differentiation-inducing and apoptosis-inducing drugs. This study was designed to investigate whether celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhib...

    Authors: Jian-Pei Liu, Hong-Bo Wei, Zong-Heng Zheng, Wei-Ping Guo and Jia-Feng Fang
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2010 15:16

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