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Sequence Analysis of the UCP1 Gene in a Severe Obese Population from Southern Italy

Brown adipose tissue, where Uncoupling Protein 1 (UCP1) activity uncouples mitochondrial respiration, is an important site of facultative energy expenditure. This tissue may normally function to prevent obesity. Our aim was to investigate by sequence analysis the presence of UCP1 gene variations that may be associated with obesity. We studied 100 severe obese adults (BMI > 40 kg...

Sequence Analysis of the UCP1 Gene in a Severe Obese Population from Southern Italy

Brown adipose tissue, where Uncoupling Protein 1 (UCP1) activity uncouples mitochondrial respiration, is an important site of facultative energy expenditure. This tissue may normally function to prevent obesity. Our aim was to investigate by sequence analysis the presence of UCP1 gene variations that may be associated with obesity. We studied 100 severe obese adults (BMI > 40 kg...

The percentage of CD133+ cells in human colorectal cancer cell lines is influenced by Mycoplasma hyorhinis infection

Background Mollicutes contamination is recognized to be a critical issue for the cultivation of continuous cell lines. In this work we characterized the effect of Mycoplasma hyorhinis contamination on CD133 expression in human colon cancer cell lines. Methods MycoAlert® and mycoplasma agar culture were used to detect mycoplasma contamination on GEO, SW480 and HT-29 cell lines...

A case of discordance between genotype and phenotype in a malignant hyperthermia family

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited autosomal dominant pharmacogenetic disorder and is the major cause of anaesthesia-induced death. Malignant hyperthermia susceptibility is usually diagnosed by the in vitro contracture test (IVCT) performed on fresh muscle biopsies exposed to caffeine and halothane, respectively. Around 50% of affected families are linked to the...