Ligand-Directed Caging Enables the Control of Endogenous DNA Alkyltransferases Activity with Light inside Live Cells
The control of endogenous proteins activity with light inside live cells is helpful for the high spatiotemporal probing of their dynamic roles. Herein, we report the first small-molecule-ligand-directed caging approach to control the endogenous human O 6 -alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferases (AGT) activity with light, and the caged AGT is constructed from the native intracellular AGT. The…Read More
A large staghorn stone diagnosed and managed in an asymptomatic patient using the “Kidney Injury Test (Kit)” spot urine assay: A case report
The Kidney Injury Test (KIT) Stone-Score provides an objective measure of stone burden. Unlike urinary supersaturation the KIT Stone-Scores assess underlying stone disease rather than urinary solute composition. We report a case of a 43-year-old woman with no history of nephrolithiasis who underwent an elective, voluntary KIT assay and was diagnosed with a large staghorn…Read More
Comparison of immunomagnetic beads coated with protein A, protein G, or goat anti-mouse immunoglobulins. Applications in enzyme immunoassays and immunomagnetic separations.
Immunomagnetic beads were prepared using either protein A (PA) or protein G (PG) coupled to magnetic beads for binding antibodies at their Fc region. The performance of these beads was compared with commercially available beads coated with goat anti-mouse (G alpha M) immunoglobulins. Both the PA- and PG-beads possessed a higher binding capacity than the…Read More
Infrared-Spectroscopic Study of (4-Methylpent-3-en-1-ynyl)methylthiocarbene, Its Photochemical Transformations, and Reactions in an Argon Matrix.
The first representative of singlet carbenes bearing both ethynyl and methylthio groups at the carbene center, (4-methylpent-3-en-1-ynyl)methylthiocarbene, has been generated in a low-temperature Ar matrix upon UV photolysis of 3,3-dimethyl-5-methylthioethynyl-3H-pyrazole and detected by FTIR spectroscopy. The generation of the carbene proceeds via intermediate (3-diazo-5-methylhex-4-en-1-ynyl)methylsulfane. The comparison of FTIR spectroscopy data with the results of quantum…Read More
Simultaneous Expression of Th1- and Treg-Associated Chemokine Genes and CD4 +, CD8 +, and Foxp3 + Cells in the Premalignant Lesions of 4NQO-Induced Mouse Tongue Tumorigenesis
Chemokines and cytokines in the tumor microenvironment influence immune cell infiltration and activation. To elucidate their role in immune cell recruitment during oral cancer development, we generated a mouse tongue cancer model using the carcinogen 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4NQO) and investigated the carcinogenetic process and chemokine/cytokine gene expression kinetics in the mouse tongue. C57/BL6 mice were…Read More