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Red Blood Cells Protect Albumin from Cigarette Smoke–Induced Oxidation

Different studies reported the presence of oxidized (carbonylated) albumin in the extravascular pool, but not in the intravascular one of cigarette smokers. In this study we attempted to explain this apparent discrepancy exposing human serum albumin (HSA) to aqueous cigarette smoke extract (CSE). CSE induces HSA carbonylation and oxidation of the HSA Cys34 sulfhydryl group. An...

GM3 synthase overexpression results in reduced cell motility and in caveolin-1 upregulation in human ovarian carcinoma cells

In this paper, we describe the effects of the expression of GM3 synthase at high levels in human ovarian carcinoma cells. Overexpression of GM3 synthase in A2780 cells consistently resulted in elevated ganglioside (GM3, GM2 and GD1a) levels. GM3 synthase overexpressing cells had a growth rate similar to wild-type cells, but showed a strongly reduced in vitro cell motility...

Sperm protein 17 is expressed in the sperm fibrous sheath

Background Sperm protein 17 (Sp17) is a highly conserved mammalian protein characterized in rabbit, mouse, monkey, baboon, macaque, human testis and spermatozoa. mRNA encoding Sp17 has been detected in a range of murine and human somatic tissues. It was also recognized in two myeloma cell lines and in neoplastic cells from patients with multiple myeloma and ovarian carcinoma...

Protective CD8+ T-cell responses to cytomegalovirus driven by rAAV/GFP/IE1 loading of dendritic cells

Background Recent studies demonstrate that recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-based antigen loading of dendritic cells (DCs) generates in vitro, significant and rapid cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) responses against viral antigens. Methods We used the rAAV system to induce specific CTLs against CVM antigens for the development of cytomegalovirus HCMV) gene therapy. As an...

The pituitary tumor transforming gene 1 (PTTG-1): An immunological target for multiple myeloma

Background Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of B plasma cells, which produce non-specific antibodies and proliferate uncontrolled. Due to the potential relapse and non-specificity of current treatments, immunotherapy promises to be more specific and may induce long-term immunity in patients. The pituitary tumor transforming gene 1 (PTTG-1) has been shown to be a novel oncogene...