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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Autoimmune myocarditis develops after the presentation of heart-specific antigens to autoaggressive CD4+ T cells and after inflammation has infiltrated the tissues. To shed light on global changes in the gene exp...

    Authors: Qizhu Tang, Ji Huang, Haiyan Qian, Ran Xiong, Difei Shen, Hui Wu, Zhouyan Bian and Xiaohong Wei
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:3
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Intraspecific somatic hybrids between 16 different diploid breeding lines of Solanum tuberosum L. were produced by PEG-induced fusion. Manually selected heterokaryons were cultured in a Millicells-CM using a post...

    Authors: Jarosław Przetakiewicz, Anna Nadolska-Orczyk, Dominik Kuć and Wacław Orczyk
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:68
  12. Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer type in women. Accumulating evidence indicates that the fidelity of double-strand break repair in response to DNA damage is an important step in mammary neoplasias. T...

    Authors: Maria Nowacka-Zawisza, Magdalena Bryś, Hanna Romanowicz-Makowska, Andrzej Kulig and Wanda M. Krajewska
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:63
  13. 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
  14. This paper presents a method of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation for two diploid breeding lines of potato, and gives a detailed analysis of reporter gene expression. In our lab, these lines were also used to...

    Authors: Anna Nadolska-Orczyk, Aleksandra Pietrusinska, Agnieszka Binka-Wyrwa, Dominik Kuc and Wacław Orczyk
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:64
  15. 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
  16. The aim of this study was to find the relationship between N-terminal brain natriuretic propeptide (NT-proBNP), procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) plasma concentrations in septic patients. This w...

    Authors: Mariusz Piechota, Maciej Banach, Robert Irzmański, Małgorzata Misztal, Jacek Rysz, Marcin Barylski, Magdalena Piechota-Urbańska, Jan Kowalski and Lucjan Pawlicki
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:62
  17. 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
  18. The averaged genomic similarities based on multilocus randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) were calculated for eight species representing three sections of the genus Vicia: faba, bithynica and narbonensis. T...

    Authors: Tomasz Sakowicz and Tomasz Cieślikowski
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:47
  19. The aim of this study was to construct and evaluate the immunity efficacy of the DNA multivalent vaccine pVIVO2SjFABP-23. The vaccine was constructed and produced as follows. Forty BALB/c mice were divided into f...

    Authors: Chunyan Li, Longjiang Yu, Zhi Liu, Lu Zhu, Yuan Hu, Min Zhu, Xiaohua Zhu, Youen Shi and Sijin Meng
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:36
  20. NDP reductase activity can be inhibited either by treatment with hydroxyurea or by incubation of an nrdA ts mutant strain at the non-permissive temperature. Both methods inhibit replicatio...

    Authors: José Riola, Estrella Guarino, Elena C. Guzmán and Alfonso Jiménez-Sánchez
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:60
  21. The effects of embedding up to 60 mol% of α-tocopherol (α-Toc) on the morphology and structure of the egg phosphatidylcholine (PC) membrane were studied using spectroscopic techniques. The resulting vesicles w...

    Authors: Krzysztof Dwiecki, Paweł Górnas, Agnieszka Wilk, Małgorzata Nogala-Kałucka and Krzysztof Polewski
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:59
  22. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of neuronal degenerative diseases. It is also widely known that oxidative stress induces mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling cascades. In ...

    Authors: Sunghyun Kang, Eun Young Kim, Young Jae Bahn, Jin Woong Chung, Do Hee Lee, Sung Goo Park, Tae-Sung Yoon, Byoung Chul Park and Kwang-Hee Bae
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:57
  23. Apelin interacts with the APJ receptor to enhance inotropy. In heart failure, apelin-APJ coupling may provide a means of enhancing myocardial function. The alterations in apelin and APJ receptor concentrations...

    Authors: Pavan Atluri, Kevin J. Morine, George P. Liao, Corinna M. Panlilio, Mark F. Berry, Vivian M. Hsu, William Hiesinger, Jeffrey E. Cohen and Y. Joseph Woo
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:58
  24. Sequence Specific Amplification Polymorphisms (SSAP) were used to measure the distribution and structure of SIRE-1 retroelement populations in annual and perennial Glycine species. For SSAP analysis, primers corr...

    Authors: Catherine Chesnay, Amar Kumar and Stephen R. Pearce
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:54
  25. Stress response genes including heat shock proteins are induced under a variety of conditions to confer cellular protection. This study investigated the role of calcium signaling in the induction of two stress...

    Authors: Malte Silomon, Inge Bauer, Michael Bauer, Julia Nolting, Markus Paxian and Hauke Rensing
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:52
  26. Cationic liposomes can efficiently carry nucleic acids into mammalian cells. This property is tightly connected with their ability to fuse with negatively charged natural membranes (i.e. the plasma membrane an...

    Authors: Katarzyna Stebelska, Paulina Wyrozumska, Jerzy Gubernator and Aleksander F. Sikorski
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:49
  27. The activity of indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO; E.C. 1.13.11.42) catalyzes the oxidative cleavage of tryptophan to form kynurenine. IDO activity consumes superoxide anions; therefore, we postulated that ove...

    Authors: Derin B. Keskin, Brendan Marshall, David Munn, Andrew L. Mellor and Debra A. Gearhart
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 12:48
  28. The pathogenesis of stomach cells can be associated with their susceptibility to exogenous dietary irritants, like nitrosamines such as dimethylnitrosamines (DMNA), and to the effects of non-dietary factors, i...

    Authors: Michał Arabski, Paweł Kazmierczak, Maria Wiśniewska-Jarosińska, Zbigniew Morawiec, Alina Morawiec-Bajda, Grażyna Klupińska, Józef Drzewoski, Jan Chojnacki and Janusz Błasiak
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:45
  29. The Arabidopsis AtGRP7 gene, encoding a glycine-rich RNA-binding protein, has been shown to be involved in the regulation of a circadian-regulated negative feedback loop. However, little is known about the role o...

    Authors: Shuqing Cao, Li Jiang, Shiyong Song, Ran Jing and Guosheng Xu
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:42
  30. Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs) are essential regulators for osteoblast proliferation and differentiation. It has been reported that Dexamethasone (Dex), an active glucocor...

    Authors: Basem M. Abdallah
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:38
  31. Dehydrins (DHNs) are part of a large group of highly hydrophilic proteins known as LEA (Late Embryogenesis Abundant). They were originally identified as group II of the LEA proteins. The distinctive feature of...

    Authors: Tadeusz Rorat
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:44

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2007 12:s11658-006-0071-x

  32. FK506-binding protein 6 (Fkbp6) is a member of a gene family containing a prolyl isomerase/FK506-binding domain and tetratricopeptide protein-protein interaction domains. Recently, the targeted inactivation of Fk...

    Authors: Toshinobu Miyamato, Hisashi Sato, Leah Yogev, Sandra Kleiman, Mikio Namiki, Eitetsu Koh, Naoko Sakugawa, Hiroaki Hayashi, Mutsuo Ishikawa, Dolores J. Lamb and Kazuo Sengoku
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:43
  33. Static and stirred culture systems are widely used to expand hematopoietic cells, but differential culture performances are observed between these systems. We hypothesize that these differential culture outcom...

    Authors: Qunliang Li, Qiwei Liu, Haibo Cai and Wen-Song Tan
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:39

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:Art51

  34. Cell death is an essential event in normal life and development, as well as in the pathophysiological processes that lead to disease. It has become clear that each of the main cellular organelles can participa...

    Authors: Jitka Faitova, Daniel Krekac, Roman Hrstka and Borivoj Vojtesek
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:40
  35. Acute glomerulonephritis can lead to chronic glomerulonephritis or resolve without permanent damage to the kidneys. Differential gene expression was studied in a model of acute and chronic glomerulonephritis t...

    Authors: Claudia Jafari, Ulf Panzer, Oliver M. Steinmetz, Gunther Zahner, Rolf A.K. Stahl and Sigrid Harendza
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:35
  36. TNP-470 is an acknowledged anti-angiogenic factor, and was studied clinically as an anti-cancer drug. We previously reported on an additional property of this molecule: the intracellular generation of reactive...

    Authors: Marcin Okrój, Dorota Stawikowska, Ewa M. Słomińska, Andrzej Myśliwski and Jacek Bigda
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:32
  37. A simplified amplified-fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) method was used to genotype Pichia pastoris strains obtained by transformation of P. pastoris strain GS115 with a single integration vector. A total of 1...

    Authors: José M. Viader-Salvadó, Eddy L. Cab-Barrera, Luis J. Galán-Wong and Martha Guerrero-Olazarán
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:29
  38. The aim of this study was to identify genetic changes in rye seeds induced by natural ageing during long-term storage and consecutive regeneration cycles under gene bank conditions. Genomic DNA from four rye s...

    Authors: Katarzyna J. Chwedorzewska, Piotr T. Bednarek, Renata Lewandowska, Paweł Krajewski and Jerzy Puchalski
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:28
  39. A proteomic approach using a cleavable ICAT reagent and nano-LC ESI tandem mass spectrometry was used to perform protein profiling of core RBC membrane skeleton proteins between sickle cell patients (SS) and c...

    Authors: Jose Chou, Pankaj K. Choudhary and Steven R. Goodman
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:26
  40. Fas ligand (L) is a membrane protein from the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family. It induces apoptosis upon contact with its Fas/CD95/APO1 receptor. Trimerization of FasL on the surface of effector cells is es...

    Authors: Esteban Meza-Lamas, Juan-José Bollain-Y-Goytia, Roxana Ramírez-Sandoval, Sergio H. Sánchez-Rodríguez, Erendira López-Robles, Esperanza Avalos-Díaz and Rafael Herrera-Esparza
    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2006 11:25

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