Blood Proteins: Proteins that are present in blood serum, including SERUM ALBUMIN; BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS; and many other types of proteins.Vitelline Duct: The narrow tube connecting the YOLK SAC with the midgut of the EMBRYO; persistence of all or part of it in post-fetal life produces abnormalities, of which the commonest is MECKEL DIVERTICULUM.Blood Protein DisordersSerum Albumin: A major protein in the BLOOD. It is important in maintaining the colloidal osmotic pressure and transporting large organic molecules.Hemoglobins: The oxygen-carrying proteins of ERYTHROCYTES. They are found in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The number of globin subunits in the hemoglobin quaternary structure differs between species. Structures range from monomeric to a variety of multimeric arrangements.Blood Protein Electrophoresis: Electrophoresis applied to BLOOD PROTEINS.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Copyright: It is a form of protection provided by law. In the United States this protection is granted to authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. (from Circular of the United States Copyright Office, 6/30/2008)Organizations, Nonprofit: Organizations which are not operated for a profit and may be supported by endowments or private contributions.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.MedlinePlus: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE service for health professionals and consumers. It links extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other reviewed sources of information on specific diseases and conditions.Computer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.Bone Marrow Neoplasms: Neoplasms located in the bone marrow. They are differentiated from neoplasms composed of bone marrow cells, such as MULTIPLE MYELOMA. Most bone marrow neoplasms are metastatic.EncyclopediasDictionaries, MedicalInsulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3: One of the six homologous soluble proteins that bind insulin-like growth factors (SOMATOMEDINS) and modulate their mitogenic and metabolic actions at the cellular level.Insulin-Like Growth Factor I: A well-characterized basic peptide believed to be secreted by the liver and to circulate in the blood. It has growth-regulating, insulin-like, and mitogenic activities. This growth factor has a major, but not absolute, dependence on GROWTH HORMONE. It is believed to be mainly active in adults in contrast to INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR II, which is a major fetal growth factor.Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 1: One of the six homologous proteins that specifically bind insulin-like growth factors (SOMATOMEDINS) and modulate their mitogenic and metabolic actions. The function of this protein is not completely defined. However, several studies demonstrate that it inhibits IGF binding to cell surface receptors and thereby inhibits IGF-mediated mitogenic and cell metabolic actions. (Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1993;204(1):4-29)Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins: A family of soluble proteins that bind insulin-like growth factors and modulate their biological actions at the cellular level. (Int J Gynaecol Obstet 1992;39(1):3-9)Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 2: One of the six homologous soluble proteins that bind insulin-like growth factors (SOMATOMEDINS) and modulate their mitogenic and metabolic actions at the cellular level.Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 4: One of the six homologous soluble proteins that bind insulin-like growth factors (SOMATOMEDINS) and modulate their mitogenic and metabolic actions at the cellular level.Human Growth Hormone: A 191-amino acid polypeptide hormone secreted by the human adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR), also known as GH or somatotropin. Synthetic growth hormone, termed somatropin, has replaced the natural form in therapeutic usage such as treatment of dwarfism in children with growth hormone deficiency.Genome-Wide Association Study: An analysis comparing the allele frequencies of all available (or a whole GENOME representative set of) polymorphic markers in unrelated patients with a specific symptom or disease condition, and those of healthy controls to identify markers associated with a specific disease or condition.Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide: A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.Genetic Predisposition to Disease: A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Blood Coagulation: The process of the interaction of BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS that results in an insoluble FIBRIN clot.Molecular Medicine: The field of medicine concerned with understanding the biochemical basis of health and disease and involved in developing diagnostic and therapeutic methods that utilize MOLECULAR BIOLOGY techniques.Molecular Biology: A discipline concerned with studying biological phenomena in terms of the chemical and physical interactions of molecules.Laboratories: Facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Biology: One of the BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES concerned with the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of animals, plants, and microorganisms.Portraits as Topic: Graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. (From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II, p540, 1995)Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.Receptor, erbB-2: A cell surface protein-tyrosine kinase receptor that is overexpressed in a variety of ADENOCARCINOMAS. It has extensive homology to and heterodimerizes with the EGF RECEPTOR, the ERBB-3 RECEPTOR, and the ERBB-4 RECEPTOR. Activation of the erbB-2 receptor occurs through heterodimer formation with a ligand-bound erbB receptor family member.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols: The use of two or more chemicals simultaneously or sequentially in the drug therapy of neoplasms. The drugs need not be in the same dosage form.Breast: In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.Pouteria: A plant genus of the family SAPOTACEAE. Members contain triterpenes. Some species in this genus are called mamey which is also a common name for MAMMEA.Genes, erbB-2: The erbB-2 gene is a proto-oncogene that codes for the erbB-2 receptor (RECEPTOR, ERBB-2), a protein with structural features similar to the epidermal growth factor receptor. Its name originates from the viral oncogene homolog (v-erbB) which is a truncated form of the chicken erbB gene found in the avian erythroblastosis virus. Overexpression and amplification of the gene is associated with a significant number of adenocarcinomas. The human c-erbB-2 gene is located at 17q21.2.C-Reactive Protein: A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.Journal Impact Factor: A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Blood Sedimentation: Measurement of rate of settling of erythrocytes in anticoagulated blood.Publishing: "The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.Occult Blood: Chemical, spectroscopic, or microscopic detection of extremely small amounts of blood.Bibliometrics: The use of statistical methods in the analysis of a body of literature to reveal the historical development of subject fields and patterns of authorship, publication, and use. Formerly called statistical bibliography. (from The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Mild Cognitive Impairment: A prodromal phase of cognitive decline that may precede the emergence of ALZHEIMER DISEASE and other dementias. It may include impairment of cognition, such as impairments in language, visuospatial awareness, ATTENTION and MEMORY.Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Rare cutaneous eruption characterized by extensive KERATINOCYTE apoptosis resulting in skin detachment with mucosal involvement. It is often provoked by the use of drugs (e.g., antibiotics and anticonvulsants) or associated with PNEUMONIA, MYCOPLASMA. It is considered a continuum of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.Twins: Two individuals derived from two FETUSES that were fertilized at or about the same time, developed in the UTERUS simultaneously, and born to the same mother. Twins are either monozygotic (TWINS, MONOZYGOTIC) or dizygotic (TWINS, DIZYGOTIC).Diseases in Twins: Disorders affecting TWINS, one or both, at any age.Cognition Disorders: Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.

The bioavailability, dispostion kinetics and dosage of sulphadimethoxine in dogs. (1/7831)

The disposition kinetics of sulphadimethoxine were studied in six normal beagle dogs after intravenous injection of a single dose (55 mg/kg). The median (range) distribution and elimination half times of the drug were 2.36 (2.06-3.35) hours and 13.10 (9.71-16.50) hours, respectively. Total body clearance of the drug had a median value of 21.7 ml/kg/h and a mean value of 21.4 ml/kg/h. While the overall tissue to plasma level ratio (k12/k21) of the drug was 0.55 after distribution equilibrium had been attained, analogue computer simulated curves showed that at 24 hours the fractions (percentage) of the dose in the central and tissue compartments were 12 and 11%, respectively. The drug was shown, by equilibrium dialysis method, to be highly bound to plasma proteins (greater than 75%) within the usual therapeutic range (50 to 150 mug/ml) of plasma levels. The systemic availability of sulphadimethoxine from the oral suspension was 32.8% (22.5-80.0). Since the absorption half time, 1.87 (0.86-3.22) hours, was considerably shorter than the half-life, 13.10 (9.71-16.50) hours, of the drug, the rate of absorption would have little influence on the dosage regimen. Based on the experimental data obtained, a satisfactory dosage regimen might consist of a priming dose of 55 mg/kg by the intravenous route and maintenance doses of either 27.5 mg/kg of sulphadimethoxine injection given intravenously or 55 mg/kg of the oral suspension administered at 24 hour intervals. The adequacy and duration of therapy will depend upon the clinical response obtained.  (+info)

UK-18892, a new aminoglycoside: an in vitro study. (2/7831)

UK-18892 is a new aminoglycoside antibiotic, a derivative of kanamycin A structurally related to amikacin. It was found to be active against a wide range of pathogenic bacteria, including many gentamicin-resistant strains. The spectrum and degree of activity of UK-18892 were similar to those of amikacin, and differences were relatively minor. UK-18892 was about twice as active as amikacin against gentamicin-susceptible strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Both amikacin and UK-18892 were equally active against gentamicin-resistant strains of P. aeruginosa. There were no appreciable differences in the activity of UK-18892 and amikacin against Enterobacteriaceae and Staphylococcus aureus. Cross-resistance between these two antimicrobials was also apparent.  (+info)

A cell-surface superoxide dismutase is a binding protein for peroxinectin, a cell-adhesive peroxidase in crayfish. (3/7831)

Peroxinectin, a cell-adhesive peroxidase (homologous to human myeloperoxidase), from the crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus, was shown by immuno-fluorescence to bind to the surface of crayfish blood cells (haemocytes). In order to identify a cell surface receptor for peroxinectin, labelled peroxinectin was incubated with a blot of haemocyte membrane proteins. It was found to specifically bind two bands of 230 and 90 kDa; this binding was decreased in the presence of unlabelled peroxinectin. Purified 230/90 kDa complex also bound peroxinectin in the same assay. In addition, the 230 kDa band binds the crayfish beta-1,3-glucan-binding protein. The 230 kDa band could be reduced to 90 kDa, thus showing that the 230 kDa is a multimer of 90 kDa units. The peroxinectin-binding protein was cloned from a haemocyte cDNA library, using immuno-screening or polymerase chain reaction based on partial amino acid sequence of the purified protein. It has a signal sequence, a domain homologous to CuZn-containing superoxide dismutases, and a basic, proline-rich, C-terminal tail, but no membrane-spanning segment. In accordance, the 90 and 230 kDa bands had superoxide dismutase activity. Immuno-fluorescence of non-permeabilized haemocytes with affinity-purified antibodies confirmed that the crayfish CuZn-superoxide dismutase is localized at the cell surface; it could be released from the membrane with high salt. It was thus concluded that the peroxinectin-binding protein is an extracellular SOD (EC-SOD) and a peripheral membrane protein, presumably kept at the cell surface via ionic interaction with its C-terminal region. This interaction with a peroxidase seems to be a novel function for an SOD. The binding of the cell surface SOD to the cell-adhesive/opsonic peroxinectin may mediate, or regulate, cell adhesion and phagocytosis; it may also be important for efficient localized production of microbicidal substances.  (+info)

Absorption, metabolism, and excretion of 14C-temozolomide following oral administration to patients with advanced cancer. (4/7831)

The purpose of this study is to characterize the absorption, metabolism, and excretion of carbon 14-labeled temozolomide (14C-TMZ) administered p.o. to adult patients with advanced solid malignancies. On day 1 of cycle 1, six patients received a single oral 200-mg dose of 14C-TMZ (70.2 microCi). Whole blood, plasma, urine, and feces were collected from days 1-8 and on day 14 of cycle 1. Total radioactivity was measured in all samples. TMZ, 5-(3-methyltriazen-1-yl)imidazole-4-carboxamide (MTIC), and 4-amino-5-imidazole-carboxamide (AIC) concentrations were determined in plasma, and urine and plasma samples were profiled for metabolite/degradation products. Maximum TMZ plasma concentrations were achieved between 0.33 to 2 h (mean, 1.2 h), and half-life, apparent volume of distribution, and oral clearance values averaged 1.9 h, 17 liters/m2, and 104 ml/min/m2, respectively. A first-order absorption, one-compartment linear model, which included first-order formation of MTIC from TMZ and elimination of MTIC via degradation to AIC, and a peripheral distribution compartment for AIC, adequately described the plasma TMZ, MTIC, and AIC concentrations. MTIC systemic clearance was estimated to be 5384 ml/min/m2, and the half-life was calculated to be 2.5 min. Metabolite profiles of plasma at 1 and 4 h after treatment showed that 14C-derived radioactivity was primarily associated with TMZ, and a smaller amount was attributed to AIC. Profiles of urine samples from 0-24 h revealed that 14C-TMZ-derived urinary radioactivity was primarily associated with unchanged drug (5.6%), AIC (12%), or 3-methyl-2,3-dihydro-4-oxoimidazo[5,1-d]tetrazine-8-carboxyl ic acid (2.3%). The recovered radioactive dose (39%) was principally eliminated in the urine (38%), and a small amount (0.8%) was excreted in the feces. TMZ exhibits rapid oral absorption and high systemic availability. The primary elimination pathway for TMZ is by pH-dependent degradation to MTIC and further degradation to AIC. Incomplete recovery of radioactivity may be explained by the incorporation of AIC into nucleic acids.  (+info)

The crayfish plasma clotting protein: a vitellogenin-related protein responsible for clot formation in crustacean blood. (5/7831)

Coagulation in crayfish blood is based on the transglutaminase-mediated crosslinking of a specific plasma clotting protein. Here we report the cloning of the subunit of this clotting protein from a crayfish hepatopancreas cDNA library. The ORF encodes a protein of 1,721 amino acids, including a signal peptide of 15 amino acids. Sequence analysis reveals that the clotting protein is homologous to vitellogenins, which are proteins found in vitellogenic females of egg-laying animals. The clotting protein and vitellogenins are all lipoproteins and share a limited sequence similarity to certain other lipoproteins (e.g., mammalian apolipoprotein B and microsomal triglyceride transfer protein) and contain a stretch with similarity to the D domain of mammalian von Willebrand factor. The crayfish clotting protein is present in both sexes, unlike the female-specific vitellogenins. Electron microscopy was used to visualize individual clotting protein molecules and to study the transglutaminase-mediated clotting reaction. In the presence of an endogenous transglutaminase, the purified clotting protein molecules rapidly assemble into long, flexible chains that occasionally branch.  (+info)

Cryptocyanin, a crustacean molting protein: evolutionary link with arthropod hemocyanins and insect hexamerins. (6/7831)

Cryptocyanin, a copper-free hexameric protein in crab (Cancer magister) hemolymph, has been characterized and the amino acid sequence has been deduced from its cDNA. It is markedly similar in sequence, size, and structure to hemocyanin, the copper-containing oxygen-transport protein found in many arthropods. Cryptocyanin does not bind oxygen, however, and lacks three of the six highly conserved copper-binding histidine residues of hemocyanin. Cryptocyanin has no phenoloxidase activity, although a phenoloxidase is present in the hemolymph. The concentration of cryptocyanin in the hemolymph is closely coordinated with the molt cycle and reaches levels higher than hemocyanin during premolt. Cryptocyanin resembles insect hexamerins in the lack of copper, molt cycle patterns of biosynthesis, and potential contributions to the new exoskeleton. Phylogenetic analysis of sequence similarities between cryptocyanin and other members of the hemocyanin gene family shows that cryptocyanin is closely associated with crustacean hemocyanins and suggests that cryptocyanin arose as a result of a hemocyanin gene duplication. The presence of both hemocyanin and cryptocyanin in one animal provides an example of how insect hexamerins might have evolved from hemocyanin. Our results suggest that multiple members of the hemocyanin gene family-hemocyanin, cryptocyanin, phenoloxidase, and hexamerins-may participate in two vital functions of molting animals, oxygen binding and molting. Cryptocyanin may provide important molecular data to further investigate evolutionary relationships among all molting animals.  (+info)

Quantitative prediction of metabolic inhibition of midazolam by itraconazole and ketoconazole in rats: implication of concentrative uptake of inhibitors into liver. (7/7831)

To evaluate the extent of drug-drug interaction concerning metabolic inhibition in the liver quantitatively, we tried to predict the plasma concentration increasing ratio of midazolam (MDZ) by itraconazole (ITZ) or ketoconazole (KTZ) in rats. MDZ was administered at a dose of 10 mg/kg through the portal vein at 60 min after bolus administration of 20 mg/kg ITZ or during 0.33 mg/h/body of KTZ infusion. The ratio values in the area under the plasma concentration curve of MDZ in the presence of ITZ and KTZ was 2.14 and 1.67, respectively. The liver-unbound concentration to plasma-unbound concentration ratios of ITZ and KTZ were 11 approximately 14 and 1.3, respectively, suggesting a concentrative uptake of both drugs into the liver. ITZ and KTZ competitively inhibited the oxidative metabolism of MDZ in rat liver microsomes, and Ki values of ITZ and KTZ were 0.23 microM and 0.16 microM, respectively. We predicted the ratio values of MDZ in the presence of ITZ and KTZ, using Ki values and unbound concentrations of both drugs in the plasma or liver. The predicted ratio values in the presence of ITZ or KTZ calculated by using unbound concentration in the plasma were 1.03 approximately 1.05 and 1.39, whereas those calculated using unbound concentration in the liver were 1.73 approximately 1.97 and 1.51, respectively, which were very close to the observed ratio values. These findings indicated the necessity to consider the concentrative uptake of inhibitors into the liver for the quantitative prediction of the drug-drug interactions concerning metabolic inhibition in the liver.  (+info)

Airway inflammatory response to ozone in subjects with different asthma severity. (8/7831)

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether ozone exposure induces a similar airway inflammatory response in subjects with different degrees of asthma severity. Two groups of asthmatic subjects were studied: seven with intermittent mild asthma not requiring regular treatment (group A); and seven with persistent mild asthma requiring regular treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta2-agonists (group B). All subjects were exposed, in a randomized cross-over design, to air or O3 (0.26 parts per million (ppm) for 2 h with intermittent exercise); subjects in group B withdrew from regular treatment 72 h before each exposure. Before the exposure, and 1 and 2 h after the beginning of the exposure they performed a pulmonary function test, and a questionnaire was completed to obtain a total symptom score (TSS). Six hours after the end of the exposure, hypertonic saline (HS) sputum induction was conducted. Sputum cell percentages, eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and interleukin (IL)-8 concentrations in the sputum supernatant were measured. TSS significantly increased and forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) significantly decreased after O3 exposure in comparison with air exposure in group A, whereas no changes were observed in group B except for a significant decrement of FEV1 2 h after the beginning of O3 exposure. Sputum neutrophil percentage was significantly higher after O3 exposure than after air exposure in both groups (Group A: 70.2% (28-87) versus 26.6% (8.6-73.2); Group B: 62.1% (25-82.4) versus 27.9% (14.4-54)). IL-8 was higher in sputum supernatant collected 6 h after O3 exposure than after air, only in group A. No change due to O3 has been found in sputum eosinophil percentage and ECP concentration in both groups. In conclusion, the degree of airway response to a short-term exposure to ozone is different in subjects with asthma of different severity. The available data do not allow elucidation of whether this difference depends on the severity of the disease or on the regular anti-inflammatory treatment.  (+info)

Blood proteins, also termed plasma proteins or serum proteins, are proteins present in blood plasma. They serve many different functions, including transport of lipids, hormones, vitamins and minerals in activity and functioning of the immune system. Other blood proteins act as enzymes, complement components, protease inhibitors or kinin precursors. Contrary to popular belief, haemoglobin is not a blood protein, as it is carried within red blood cells, rather than in the blood serum. Serum albumin accounts for 55% of blood proteins, and is a major contributor to maintaining the osmotic pressure of plasma to assist in the transport of lipids and steroid hormones. Globulins make up 38% of blood proteins and transport ions, hormones, and lipids assisting in immune function. Fibrinogen comprises 7% of blood proteins; conversion of fibrinogen to insoluble fibrin is essential for blood clotting. The remainder of the plasma proteins (1%) are regulatory proteins, such as enzymes, proenzymes, and ...
High blood protein (hyperproteinemia) is an increase in the concentration of protein in the bloodstream. High blood protein is not a specific disease or condition in itself, but it might indicate you have a disease.. High blood protein rarely causes signs or symptoms on its own. But sometimes it is uncovered while youre having blood tests done as part of an evaluation for some other problem or symptom.. If your doctor discovers high blood protein during an evaluation, he or she may recommend additional tests to determine if there is an underlying problem.. A total protein test can determine whether you have high blood protein. Other more-specific tests, including serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP), can help determine the exact source, such as liver or bone marrow, as well as the specific protein type involved in your high blood protein levels. Your doctor may order an SPEP if he or she suspects you have a bone marrow disease.. ...
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In this article the importance of blood proteins for drug dosing regimes is discussed. A simple mathematical model is presented for estimating recommended drug doses when the concentration of blood proteins is decreased. Practical guidance for drug dosing regimes is discussed and given in the form of a figure. It is demonstrated that correction of drug dosing regimes is needed only for when there is a high level of drug conjugation with blood proteins and a high degree of hypoalbuminaemia. An example of the use of this model is given.
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Components of blood have been found to improve health and enhance multiple biological functions in pre-clinical studies of age-related decline. Blood plasma has been particularly important in regulating the complex mechanisms that can cause these effects. The efficacy of plasma is being studied in the clinic for multiple indications. Alkahest has identified a proprietary plasma protein fraction, GRF6019, which shows positive effects on cognitive and motor function in old models. Plasma and plasma protein fractions have been used as human therapies for decades. Some advantages of GRF6019 over plasma may include increased safety, convenience and treatment benefits. Based on the effects observed in laboratory studies, Alkahest is conducting a Phase II study to explore the safety and efficacy of GRF6019 in people with Parkinsons disease (PD).. Impact on Diagnosis/Treatment of Parkinsons Disease ...
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This systematic review provides a summary of the blood protein biomarkers that have been studied for the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke.
Effect of Nonspecific Binding to Plasma Proteins on the Antithrombin Activities of Unfractionated Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin, and Dermatan Sulfate Academic Article ...
We have tabulated the 77 currently known mutations of the familiar human blood protein, serum albumin (ALB). A total of 65 mutations result in bisalbuminemia. Physiological and structural effects of these mutations are included where observed. Most of the changes are benign. The majority of them were detected upon clinical electrophoretic studies, as a result of a point mutation of a charged amino acid residue. Three were discovered by their strong binding of thyroxine or triiodothyronine. A total of 12 of the tabulated mutations result in analbuminemia, defined as a serum albumin concentration of ,1 g/L. These were generally detected upon finding a low albumin concentration in patients with mild edema, and involve either splicing errors negating translation or premature stop codons producing truncated albumin molecules. A total of nine mutations, five of those with analbuminemia and four resulting in variants modified near the C-terminal end, cause frameshifts. Allotypes from three of the point ...
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Pasquardini, L., Berneschi, S., Barucci, A., Cosi, F., Dallapiccola, R., Insinna, M., Lunelli, L., Conti, G. N., Pederzolli, C., Salvadori, S. and Soria, S. (2013), Whispering gallery mode aptasensors for detection of blood proteins. J. Biophoton., 6: 178-187. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201200013 ...
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1. Hemoglobins and serum proteins of herring have been analyzed by agar gel electrophoresis (hemoglobins) and combined starch and agar gel electrophoresis (serum proteins). The material comprises twelve samples from the Norwegian coast and the North Sea and one sample from the east coast of Canada, a total of 1,546 specimens. 2. The results of the hemoglobin analyses were in general agreement with the ontogenetic variation described by WILKINS and ILES (1966). 3. Intraspecific variation was noted in the transferrin components. Three common transferrin types were found and assumed to be controlled by two allelomorphic genes. No relation to age or length was found. Presence of additional weak components complicated the type determination. Hemoglobins in the sera as well as prolonged storage made the type determination unreliable. 4. Observed albumin variations could be explained assuming control by two alleles, while observed variations in other serum protein groups were too weak or too diffuse ...
Proteinuria in normal dogs can be produced at will by parenteral injections of dog plasma.. As the plasma injections are continued the plasma protein concentration rises and at some point protein begins to appear in the urine. The level of plasma protein concentration at which proteinuria appears in normal dogs ranges from 9.6 to 10.4 gm. per cent. This may be termed the renal threshold for proteinuria. Repeat experiments in the same dog show threshold levels to be practically identical.. An interval of days (4 to 26 days) has been noted between the start of plasma protein injections and the appearance of the proteinuria. Larger doses of plasma shorten this interval and the critical plasma protein level is attained sooner.. Considerable amounts of protein may appear in the urine-298 gm. protein during a 52 day period in one instance studied-yet the urine clears in 1 to 4 days after cessation of protein injections. Autopsy shows undamaged kidneys.. Maximal levels of plasma protein concentration ...
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The amyloid plaques that form between the brains neurons as it ages are toxic and hence cause the cognitive losses associated with Alzheimers.. "We have, for the first time, demonstrated that the cytotoxic effects of amyloid beta can be prevented by fibrinogen in a dose-dependent manner. Fibrinogen acts as a shield or antidote against its toxicity," lead scientist of the study Debabrata Dash from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), told IANS on Thursday.. Dash said the toxic effects of amyloid beta on blood platelets as well as on neuronal cells can be significantly reduced by pre-treatment with fibrinogen.. "As fibrinogen is already known to bind amyloid beta, it can capture or sequester amyloid beta and prevent the latter from interacting with neuronal cells or platelets," he said.. There is a catch. Fibrinogen does not cross blood-brain barrier (BBB) so this rules out the possibility of the protein gaining entry into brain and capturing the rogue amyloid beta peptides.. "But peptides or small ...
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Left: Platelets (shown in the left drawing as grey circles) circulate in blood in a resting state and do not interact with blood proteins. Middle: Adsorption of blood proteins to the biomaterial surface is thought to alter their conformation.. Right: Adsorbed proteins are then thought to activate platelets.. Platelet activation leads to changes in their shape and size, secretion of granules and consequent expression of granule markers (CD62P and CD63), activation of the GPIIb/IIIa integrin complex, exposure of phosphatidyl serine (PS) , which catalyzes thrombin production. Thrombin activates fibrin which polymerizes to form the clot. When activated, platelets also secrete over 200 active substances - growth factors and cytokines - with various, sometimes contradictory functions.[4] Understanding how the secretion of these factors is regulated would allow the regenerative potential of the platelets to be harnessed.. ...
Autoimmunity and macrophage recruitment into the central nervous system (CNS) are critical determinants of neuroinflammatory diseases. However, the mechanisms that drive immunological responses targeted to the CNS remain largely unknown. Here we show that fibrinogen, a central blood coagulation protein deposited in the CNS after blood-brain barrier disruption, induces encephalitogenic adaptive immune responses and peripheral macrophage recruitment into the CNS leading to demyelination. Fibrinogen stimulates a unique transcriptional signature in CD11b(+) antigen-presenting cells inducing the recruitment and local CNS activation of myelin antigen-specific Th1 cells. Fibrinogen depletion reduces Th1 cells in themultiple sclerosis model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) II-dependent antigen presentation, CXCL10- and CCL2-mediated recruitment of T cells and macrophages, respectively, are required for fibrinogen-induced encephalomyelitis. Inhibition of ...
Human Serum Albumin (HSA) is a protein commonly used in vaccines and often administered for serious burn injuries and liver disease and commonly in short supply due to a lack of donors. That's why researchers from Wuhan University have figured out how to grow it-not in people, but in rice.
By using a chemical procedure in which surfactant molecules, a form of wetting agent, are attached to the protein surface, the researchers remove the water by freeze-drying at low temperature to produce a solid powder. When warmed to room temperature, the powder melts to produce a viscous liquid that contains a very high concentration of myoglobin molecules, while the protein structure remains unchanged even though no water is present.. The experiments, carried out by Professor Stephen Mann, Dr Adam Perriman and Alex Brogan and colleagues in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, and reported in the prestigious journal Nature Chemistry, found that the ability of the liquid protein to reversibly bind oxygen remains unchanged, which means that the potency of the oxygen molecules can be varied in response to the pressure applied.. The resulting liquid is a simplified form of "artificial blood" that might be used as a smart solvent-less fluid of highly concentrated protein for oxygen ...
In NIH-supported study, blood test in symptom-free volunteers links levels of specific protein with beta amyloid deposits. Scientists are seeking ways to detect the earliest stages of Alzheimers disease, since harmful changes may be taking place in the brain years before symptoms appear. Now, researchers report that a blood test detecting a specific protein in blood samples from cognitively normal older people may reflect the levels of beta-amyloid protein in the brain - a hallmark of the disease. Supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, the findings may eventually lead to a blood test that helps predict risk for Alzheimers disease and who may be a good candidate for participating in clinical trials ...
Years before symptoms of Alzheimers disease manifest, the brain starts changing and neurons are slowly degraded. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) and the University Hospital Tuebingen now show that a protein found in the blood can be used to precisely monitor disease progression long before first clinical signs appear. This blood marker offers new possibilities for testing therapies. The study was carried out in cooperation with an international research team and published in the journal Nature Medicine.. The fact that there is still no effective treatment for Alzheimers is partly because current therapies start much too late, says Mathias Jucker, a senior researcher at the DZNEs Tuebingen site and at the HIH. He headed the current study. In order to develop better treatments, scientists therefore need reliable methods to monitor and predict the course of the disease before symptoms such as memory ...
When someone in Colorado goes to an emergency room with head trauma, a physician will normally perform a CT scan to look for ... Brain Injury
High blood protein levels rarely cause symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic. However, a high blood protein level might be a symptom itself of a disease or condition, and doctors can order further tests to determine the cau... More » ...
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Proteins in our blood could in future help provide a comprehensive liquid health check, assessing our health and predicting the likelihood that we will we will develop a range of diseases, according to research published today in Nature Medicine.
Ive never felt the need to post on a Cavalier forum, but now I feel myself needing to ask advice from fellow owners. Out Cavalier, Bobby, is 10 years old and has had a medium grade murmur for the last 4 years, but no outward symptoms of CHF/MVD. Following a short bout of diarrhoea and vomiting last week he has had much laboured breathing over the weekend, even when asleep, and has been very restless. Hes eating fine, and no coughing, just lethargic and not wanting to go upstairs.
Ive never felt the need to post on a Cavalier forum, but now I feel myself needing to ask advice from fellow owners. Out Cavalier, Bobby, is 10 years old and has had a medium grade murmur for the last 4 years, but no outward symptoms of CHF/MVD. Following a short bout of diarrhoea and vomiting last week he has had much laboured breathing over the weekend, even when asleep, and has been very restless. Hes eating fine, and no coughing, just lethargic and not wanting to go upstairs.
A protein has been discovered in the blood of people who go on to develop mild cognitive impairment several years later. Dr. Steven Kiddle of Kings College
How can you tell how old someone is? Of course, you could scan their drivers license or look for signs of facial wrinkles or gray hair. But, as researchers just found in a new study, you also could get pretty close to the answer by doing a blood test.
chriselk at (Chris Elkins) wrote: :Dear Sir/madam, : I am a bacteriologist working on the binding of serum proteins to my : :bacterium. My assay consists of iodinating NHS, binding the labeled :serum to bacteria and isogenic mutants and see what proteins bind to the : :parent but not the isogenic bacterial mutant. After binding of NHS to :bacteria and washing, I run SDS-PAGE gels and do autoradiography. I :have identified a :number of hot bands. I would like to look up somewhere what these :proteins might be based on Mr by PAGE, and then confirm with :immunoblotting, etc. Remember that I cannot sequence these directly, :since the bacterial proteins are present and they iodinated serum minor. : : Do you know of a reference where I could find the molecular weight :of serum proteins by SDS-PAGE? : Sorry, I dont know one thats complete enough for your purposes. Since serum contains easily over 100 proteins, your guessing approach does not promise to be very exact and productive. Here ...
During a number of pathological states, plasma protein concentration (PPC) changes dramatically; however, the chronic relationship between PPC, mean arterial pressure (MAP), and renal function have never been quantified. Therefore, PPC was decreased
Fluorescent dyes which are free of aggregation and serum binding are provided. These dyes are suitable for applications such as fluorescence immunoassays, in vivo imaging and in vivo tumor therapy.
The effects of systemic sclerosis can range from only minimal skin changes to a rapidly progressive course that involves multiple organs and causes early death. It clearly is of great value to physicians to have reliable predictors for patients who may have a poor prognosis. This major multicenter study is prospective, has a wide geographic representation, uses uniform classification and diagnostic criteria, and has a long-term follow-up. Appropriate statistical methods used are used. A total of 484 information items were obtained on each patient, and the paper details 72 selected variables subdivided into 9 appropriate subsets. The data clearly show that the patients with the worst survival were those over 64 years of age with renal disease and younger patients with anemia. Other predictors included severe pulmonary disease and reduced total serum protein levels. These observations alert the physician to target studies at the function of the kidney, lung, heart, and hemopoietic systems. It ...
... , often referred to simply as albumin, is the most abundant plasma protein in humans and other mammals. Albumin is essential for
Blood clot crystals. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of crystals of albumin from a blood clot. Albumin is the most abundant protein in the blood plasma. When the skin is cut, small blood vessels are ruptured, releasing blood. Some proteins in the blood plasma (such as albumin) harden in the air to form crystals (pink) over the wound. Other blood proteins then help form a clot over the wound, preventing excessive blood loss, and keeping the wound free of bacteria and other foreign bodies. Albumins other roles in the blood include helping to maintain the levels of hormones and calcium, and assisting water flow between the bloodstream and body tissues. - Stock Image P260/0105
This is gross and cool all at the same time. Apparently, scientists have been able to genetically modify rice that can be grown in fields that is able to produce a specific human blood protein called Human Serum Albumin. This is the most important protein on human blood and is often given to people that have suffered
Under normal conditions, the coagulation cascade is tightly controlled by a range of proteins and other factors which regulate one another to ensure that only enough thrombin is produced to generate a clot at the site of a specific injury - a cut finger for example, likewise only enough fibrinogen is then converted to produce sufficient fibrin to support this clot, etc ... the system works in a balance and the small quantities used up are readily replenished through normal blood protein and blood cell synthesis involving bone marrow and the liver. Normal synthesis in the liver of blood factors takes 6-9 hours in a healthy individual. If liver function is compromised it takes longer ...
Under normal conditions, the coagulation cascade is tightly controlled by a range of proteins and other factors which regulate one another to ensure that only enough thrombin is produced to generate a clot at the site of a specific injury - a cut finger for example, likewise only enough fibrinogen is then converted to produce sufficient fibrin to support this clot, etc ... the system works in a balance and the small quantities used up are readily replenished through normal blood protein and blood cell synthesis involving bone marrow and the liver. Normal synthesis in the liver of blood factors takes 6-9 hours in a healthy individual. If liver function is compromised it takes longer ...
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The study, published today in the journal Nature, characterised the genetic underpinnings of the human plasma proteome, identifying nearly 2,000 genetic associations with almost 1,500 proteins. Previously, there was only a small fraction of this knowledge, mainly because researchers could measure only a few blood proteins simultaneously in a robust manner.
Say NO WAY! to WHEY! After fat and casein are removed from milk, dairy processors are left with whey protein. Whey is composed of bovine blood proteins. Serum albumen. Lactalbumen. Dead white blood cells. Hormonal residues including estrogen and progesterone. The bodys reaction to a foreign protein is to destroy that antigen-like invader with an…
Obesity and aversion to exercise have become hallmarks of modern society -- and a new study suggests that a blood protein linked to these lifestyle factors may be an indicator for an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Researchers from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute report their findings in the Aug. 15 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Vineet Gupta, PhD; Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, and other researchers found that a common blood protein can predict kidney disease earlier than any other test used today.
After many years of not getting pregnant, I was surprised at age 35 when I found out I was expecting. My pregnancy was horrible and I was sick from the very beginning. From bleeding to kidney stones to blood & protein in my urine, being pregnant was miserable as I spent many nights in the ER or doctors office. Nearing the end of 27 weeks, I was place in the hospital to be monitored for a few days because I was swelling terribly and my BP was in the 200s. Going from preeclamptic to eclamptic in a few hours, I was rushed into an emergency c-section 3 days later to give birth to a 2 lb baby boy at 28 weeks. It was STRONGLY recommended to me that I never have children again because I would probably die. The doctor who preformed the emergency c-section spoke highly of Essure and I read up it before making the decision that it was the right choice of birth control for me. This decision was not about my finance having more children, IT WAS ABOUT ME and MY health. Nine weeks after having my son I had ...
Multidisciplinary teams of physicians and scientists at the University of California, Davis, M.I.N.D. Institute have launched the nations most comprehensive assessment of children with autism to detect the biological and behavioral patterns that define subtypes of the disorder. Called the Autism Phenome Project, the large-scale, longitudinal study will enroll 1,800 children -- 900 with autism, 450 with developmental delay and 450 who are typically developing -- who will undergo a thorough medical evaluation in addition to systematic analyses of their immune systems, brain structures and functions, genetics, environmental exposures and blood proteins. Children will be 2 to 4 years old when they begin participating in the study, and their development will continue to be evaluated over the course of several years." ...
Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have identified a blood protein they say can reverse the aging process in mouse hearts. After introducing the protein into the hearts of old mice, the scientists say they saw the organs grow younger before their eyes, results that could eventually help in the treatment of human heart disease.
Am 10.11.2007, 19:44 Uhr, schrieb ,mitne from,: , does anyone know what protein could be used as a control when looking , for SERUM PROTEINS on Western Blot? If you tell us what you want to control for, it would be easier to answer the question. Is serum albumin as a control for loading + transfer efficiency not sufficient ...
By weight, plasma proteins are the most abundant dissolved substances solutes in plasma. These proteins remain in the blood and interstitial fluids and
Immunoaffinity partitioning of highly-abundant proteins (HAP) has proven to be one of the most effective approaches for overcoming the wide dynamic range of plasma protein concentration, as well as enabling the detection of low-abundant proteins (LAP). Avian polyclonal IgY (Immunoglobulin Yolk) antibodies have unique and advantageous features that allow highly-specific partitioning of protein mixtures.
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Get this from a library! Steroid-Cell Interactions.. [R J B King; W I P Mainwaring] -- Steroid-Cell Interactions describes the processes involved in the intracellular binding of steroids (and related compounds) in mammalian cells. Serum binding proteins and steroid-immunoglobulin ...
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Disclosed are novel bactericidal/permeability-increasing (BPI) protein products wherein cysteine residue number 132 or 135 is replaced by another amino acid residue, preferably an alanine or serine residue and/or wherein the leucine residue at position 193 is the carboxy terminal residue. Also disclosed are DNA sequences encoding methods for the production of the same in appropriate host cells, and stable homogeneous pharmaceutical compositions containing the analogs suitable for use treatment of gram negative bacterial infection and its sequelae.
Over ten years, nearly 24,000 children of LSS survivors or controls were screened for electrophoretic variants of 30 blood proteins (Table 1); 10,000 of these children were also tested for enzyme-deficient variants (Table 2). The children were classified into two groups according to the combined parental gonadal dose of each child, either 0.01 Gy or greater (exposed group) or below 0.01 Gy (control group). A total of 1,233 electrophoretic variants and 47 enzyme-deficient variants were detected. Studies of parents showed that most variants were pre-existing and that only six electrophoretic variants and one enzyme-deficient variant originated from new mutations in parental germ cells. In the study of electrophoretic variants, two new mutations were detected in the exposed group and four in controls. The only enzyme-deficient mutant found was in the exposed group ...
Williams TL, Elliott J, Syme HM, et al. Res Vet Sci 2017;115:412-417. Our objective was to identify if changes in serum protein concentrations occur in
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alpha-2-HS-glycoprotein (AHSG) also known as fetuin-A is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AHSG gene. Fetuin-A belongs to the fetuin class of plasma binding proteins and is more abundant in fetal than adult blood. Alpha2-HS glycoprotein, a glycoprotein present in the serum, is synthesized by hepatocytes. The AHSG molecule consists of two polypeptide chains, which are both cleaved from a proprotein encoded from a single mRNA. It is involved in several functions, such as endocytosis, brain development and the formation of bone tissue. The protein is commonly present in the cortical plate of the immature cerebral cortex and bone marrow hemopoietic matrix, and it has therefore been postulated that it participates in the development of the tissues. However, its exact significance is still obscure. The choroid plexus is an established extrahepatic expression site. The mature circulating AHSG molecule consists of two polypeptide chains, which are both cleaved from a proprotein encoded from a ...
Bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI), a cationic protein isolated from human neutrophils, binds lipopolysaccharide (LPS), kills gram-negative bacteria, and neutralizes many of the effects of LPS in vitro and in vivo. We hypothesized that a recombinant 23-kDa NH2-terminal fragment of BPI (BPI23) would reduce acute lung injury in endotoxemic pigs. At -18 h, pigs received an intravenous priming dose of LPS (20 micrograms/kg). Anesthetized ventilated swine were randomized to receive 1) no further treatment (n = 4); 2) LPS (250 micrograms/kg over 50 min) and BPI23 (3-mg/kg bolus and 3 mg/kg over 60 min) (n = 6); or 3) LPS and thaumatin, a cationic protein devoid of LPS neutralizing activity that has a molecular mass and isoelectric point that are similar to that of BPI23 (n = 7). BPI23 treatment significantly ameliorated LPS-induced hypoxemia, functional upregulation of opsonin receptors on circulating phagocytes, and alveolitis but had no effect on the elaboration of tumor necrosis ...
Objectives: The contribution of vascular disease to neurocognitive decline is now widely recognized. Fetuin-A is an abundant plasma protein known to predict vascular disease. Prior studies have shown that fetuin-A levels are lower in patients with Alzheimers disease in direct proportion to the severity of cognitive impairment; however, their association with normal cognitive aging is unknown. We evaluated the association of serum fetuin-A levels with cognitive function in relatively high-functioning, community-dwelling older adults from the Rancho Bernardo Study.. Methods: This is a population-based study of 1382 older adults (median age 75) who had plasma fetuin-A levels and cognitive function evaluated in 1992-96; 855 had repeat cognitive function assessment a median of 4 years later.. Results: Adjusting for age, sex, education, and depression, higher levels of fetuin-A were associated with better baseline performance on the Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) (P=0.012) and a tendency for better ...
We have examined the interactions of hemoglobin containing liposomes and of liposomes composed of polymerizable phospholipids with blood cells and proteins. All types of liposomes studied bound a variety of serum proteins with IgG being the most abundant component in each case. Polymerized methacrylate liposomes specifically bound a 53 kilodalton protein not bound by other liposome types. None of the liposomes tested provoked platelet aggregation; however, unpolymerized methacrylate liposomes markedly inhibited ADP induced platelet aggregation. Most liposomes tested did not affect clotting of plasma; however, polymerized methacrylate liposomes bound clotting factor V and thus inhibited clotting.*BLOOD PLATELETS
A total serum protein test measures the total amount of protein in the blood. It also measures the amounts of two major groups of proteins in the blood: albumin and globulin. Albumin is made mainly in the liver. It helps keep the blood from leaking out of blood vessels. Albumin also helps carry some medicines and...
A total serum protein test measures the total amount of protein in the blood. It also measures the amounts of two major groups of proteins in the blood: albumin and globulin. Albumin is made mainly in the liver. It helps keep the blood from leaking out of blood vessels. Albumin also helps carry some medicines and...
A total serum protein test measures the total amount of protein in the blood. It also measures the amounts of two major groups of proteins in the blood: albumin and globulin. Albumin is made mainly in the liver. It helps keep the blood from leaking out of blood vessels. Albumin also helps carry some medicines and...
A total serum protein test measures the total amount of protein in the blood. It also measures the amounts of two major groups of proteins in the blood: albumin and globulin. Albumin is made mainly in the liver. It helps keep the blood from leaking out of blood vessels. Albumin also helps carry some medicines and...
The circadian pattern in levels of serum total testosterone (T) in men becomes blunted with normal aging. However, because T not bound to sex hormone-binding globulin (non-SHBG-T) is felt to be a better ...
The findings provide new opportunities to understand the mechanisms controlled by the protein, as well as investigate whether it could be a clinically useful diagnostic marker for early Alzheimers disease. The study was funded in part by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Alzheimers Research UK, Wellcome Trust and the National Institute for Health Research.. The study, led by researchers at the MRC Social, Genetic and Development Psychiatry Centre, analysed blood samples in 55 pairs of identical twins. The twins were taking part in a wider study called TwinsUK and also had taken a memory and thinking test in 1999 and in 2009. The researchers looked for changes in the levels of proteins that might correlate with changes in cognitive function over the ten-year period.. The researchers discovered that the level of a protein called MAPKAPK5 was associated with ten-year change in scores on the memory and thinking test. Those volunteers with lower levels of the protein in their blood tended to have ...
This study...examined immune proteins not as separate entities but as a part of specific protein networks... in schizophrenia patients
Autori: R. Cristescu, T. Kocourek, A. Moldovan, L. Stamatin, D. Mihaiescu, M. Jelinek, I. Stamatin, I.N. Mihailescu, D.B. Chrisey. Editorial: Applied Surface Science, 252(13), p.4652-4655, 2006.. Rezumat: ... internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Space Science, Earth Science, Health and Medicine
When blood plasma proteins are depleted by bleeding with return of the washed red cells (plasmapheresis) it is possible to bring dogs to a steady state of hypoproteinemia and a constant level of plasma protein production if the diet protein intake is controlled and limited. Such dogs are outwardly normal but have a lowered resistance to infection and to certain intoxications.. When the protein intake of such dogs is completely replaced by the growth mixture (Rose) of crystalline amino acids, plasma protein production is excellent, weight and nitrogen balance are maintained. This growth mixture consists of ten amino acids, threonine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, tryptophane, lysine, phenylalanine, methionine, histidine, arginine, and is as effective as most diet proteins in plasma protein production.. The above amino acid mixture in aqueous solution may be given by vein with equally good plasma protein production and no apparent clinical disturbance even when given rapidly.. Cystine may replace ...
One of the major drawbacks of many current cancer therapies is the lack of selectivity for tumor cells. Given this, a promising approach is the generation of molecularly targeted therapies that are selectively toxic to the tumor, sparing normal cells that have a different molecular phenotype. A potential therapeutic target that we and others have investigated is the DNA damage-induced cell cycle checkpoint, which can be inhibited (at least in cell culture) by pharmacological means, selectively sensitizing cells that have a disrupted p53 pathway.. UCN-01 has been shown to be a potent checkpoint inhibitor in cell culture, but it also has the undesirable properties of avid binding to human serum proteins and inhibition of other, non-checkpoint kinases (14, 15, 16) . Therefore, we have been examining analogues of UCN-01 and related compounds to identify those that sensitize cells to DNA damage by checkpoint inhibition but are more selective and do not bind human serum proteins (17 , 21) . Recent ...
Introduction: The prediction of plasma protein binding (ppb) is of paramount importance in the pharmacokinetics characterization of drugs, as it causes significant changes in volume of distribution, clearance and drug half life. This study utilized Quantitative Structure - Activity Relationships (QSAR) for the prediction of plasma protein binding. Methods: Protein binding values for 794 compounds were collated from literature. The data was partitioned into a training set of 662 compounds and an external validation set of 132 compounds. Physicochemical and molecular descriptors were calculated for each compound using ACD labs/logD, MOE (Chemical Computing Group) and Symyx QSAR software packages. Several data mining tools were employed for the construction of models. These included stepwise regression analysis, Classification and Regression Trees (CART), Boosted trees and Random Forest. Results: Several predictive models were identified; however, one model in particular produced significantly superior
Soon after the introduction of high resolution two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) in 1975 by Klose (16), OFarrell (17), and others, the technique was applied to the plasma proteins by the present authors (18) with the result that the number of resolved species increased to 300 or more. The 2-DE map of human plasma that resulted is recognizably the same as those produced later by many investigators: in contrast to cellular protein patterns, the plasma 2-DE pattern appears basically the same in everyones hands perhaps due to the very high solubility of the proteins involved and the ease with which the distinctive glycosylation trains of specific proteins can be recognized. A more comprehensive database was reported in 1991 in which 727 spots were resolved, of which 376 were identified as 49 different proteins (19). A plasma map using an immobilized pH gradient first dimension separation was presented the following year with 40 protein identifications carried out by microsequencing (20), and ...
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In present livestock husbandry with increasing requirements for higher health and welfare issues but also tight economical margins, there is a need for tools allowing the early warning for disease. Ideally, easy to perform tools should be available that warn farmers and veterinarians that animals are infected, preferably before the onset of clinical signs. Regular use of such tools may diminish growth retardations and production losses. However, tests for early diagnosis can only be developed when animal-associated "biomarkers" exist that differ between uninfected healthy animals and infected, but not yet diseased, animals. The search for such biomarkers can be performed by two different approaches, either focusing on differences in predefined "candidate" markers, or by comparative fingerprint analysis of "all" components present in a biological sample.. In human medicine extensive research has been performed aiming at the discovery of early biomarkers for different kinds of disease, including ...
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Green tea assists to forestall type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes splits blood glucose, and does not produce the insulin. Green tea in the diabetic weight loss program maybe is an efficient option. Analysis with animal explains it actually prevents the sort 1 diabetes. The results of a examine appeared in Biomed Central web site; it is not solely useful for prevention of sort 1 diabetes, helping forestall the development of sort 2 diabetes.. Inexperienced tea controls the postprandial hyperglycemia and reduces the risk of kind 2 diabetes. In this examine, the researchers added that green tea promotes glucose metabolism in healthy human and manufactures an anti-hyperglycemic impact in diabetic mice. Moreover, the researchers analyzed the serum protein profiles of db+/db+ and +m/+m mice for the primary time, using SELDI-TOF-MS.. In addition they examined associated effects of oral inexperienced natural tea administration on serum proteins. A number of proteins have been utilized in diabetic mice to ...
Human serum albumin (HSA) is the most abundant plasma protein in the human body with a plasma concentration of 0.6mM. HSA plays an important role in drug transport and metabolism. Enzymatic activity of HSA on different substrates or drugs has been studied and documented. The structural mechanism of this activity, however, is unknown. In this study, we have determined the crystal structures of HSA-myristate in a complex of aspirin and of salicylic acid, respectively. The crystal structure of HSA-myristate-aspirin illustrates that aspirin transfers acetyl group to Lys199 and is hydrolyzed into salicylic acid by HSA. The hydrolysis product, salicylic acid, remains bound to HSA at a similar location, but it shows a very different orientation when compared with the salicylic acid in the HSA-myristate-salicylic acid ternary complex. These results not only provide the structural evidence of esterase activity of HSA, and demonstrate the conformational plasticity of HSA on drug binding, but also may ...
A total of 32 studies including 27 case-control and 5 cohort studies were included in the current study. Fetuin-A levels in T2D patients were significantly higher than control groups [Hedges g = 1.73, 95% CI (1.25-2.22), P , 0.001], with significant heterogeneity across studies (P , 0.001, I 2 = 98.46%). Findings from meta-analyses of cohort studies showed a statistically significant association between fetuin-A levels and T2D risk [rate ratio = 1.62, 95% CI (1.26-2.08), P , 0.001], with no significant heterogeneity (P = 0.10, I 2 = 46.06%).. ...
Blakeley, D, Sykes, DA, Ensor, P, Bertran, E, Aston, PJ and Charlton, SJ (2015) Simulating the influence of plasma protein on measured receptor affinity in biochemical assays reveals the utility of Schild analysis for estimating compound affinity for plasma proteins ...
A method and system for the extracorporeal treatment of blood to remove fluid from the fluid overloaded patient is disclosed that non-invasively measures osmotic pressure across a filter membrane of a blood filter. The filter is permeable to water and electrolytes, but not to blood protein. The osmotic pressure indicates the protein concentration in the blood. Osmotic pressure is used to detect when hypotension is about to occur in a patient, as a result of excessive blood volume reduction during treatment of the blood. Using the osmotic pressure measurement as a feedback signal, the rate of fluid extraction is automatically controlled to achieve the desired clinical outcome and avoid precipitating a hypotensive crisis in the patient.
The bodys first line of defense, known as the innate immune system, protects against foreign invaders, including tiny microbes, bacteria or viruses. Yet it also poses a major challenge for therapeutic applications that rely on microscopic drug-delivering vehicles, or nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are in the same size range as many pathogens and are quickly detected and destroyed by macrophages, the innate immune systems sentinel cells.. Macrophages rely on proteins in blood serum that stick to foreign objects in the bloodstream; these biological red flags attract macrophages to engulf the intruders. In the past, scientists working on nanoparticles have attempted to circumvent this process by, for example, masking the engineered particles with a compound called polyethylene glycol, or PEG, to create a "stealth" coat that blocks these blood proteins from sticking to the nanoparticle surface.. A new approach exploits an Achilles heel of the innate immune system. Despite their veracious ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Novel inhibitors of AKT. T2 - Assessment of a different approach targeting the pleckstrin homology domain. AU - Meuillet, E. J.. PY - 2011/6/1. Y1 - 2011/6/1. N2 - Protein kinase B/AKT plays a central role in cancer. The serine/threonine kinase is over-expressed or constitutively active in many cancers and has been validated as a therapeutic target for cancer treatment. However, targeting the kinase activity has revealed itself to be a challenge due to non-selectivity of the compounds towards other kinases. This review summarizes other approaches scientists have developed to inhibit the activity and function of AKT. They consist of targeting the pleckstrin homology (PH) domain of AKT. Indeed, upon the generation of 3-phosphorylated phosphatidylinositol phosphates (PI3Ps) by PI3-kinase (PI3K), AKT translocates from the cytosol to the plasma membrane and binds to the PI3Ps via its PH domain. Thus, several analogs of PI3Ps (PI Analogs or PIAs), alkylphospholipids (APLs), such as ...
There are no blood values or levels that measure nutritional status. However, there are some blood proteins and enzymes that may alert the physician to changes in the body in response to artificial nutrition. These markers are only one tool that the physician uses in the assessment of the consumers overall health. Although there are a number of markers, I will cover only a few here. Albumin is a protein found in the blood; it is responsible for maintaining proper fluid balance inside the system that circulates the blood in the body (similar action to sodium). It is also involved in carrying various materials and drugs to different body locations. It is made in the liver, and proper nutrition is one mechanism necessary for its production. Historically, low albumin was considered an indication of malnutrition, but we know now that this is not entirely true.. Interpreting blood albumin levels is a complicated and complex process. Low blood albumin levels can be the result of wasting in certain ...
Immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) serum concentrations are used to evaluate passive transfer of immunity in neonatal calves. Total serum proteins also can be measured to evaluate calf health. If IgG1 and total serum protein ...
Cordell E Logan. Aquagen™ may be one of the greatest discoveries since air. Since 1776, it is estimated that the oxygen in our atmosphere has declined about 11%. Oxygen is needed now more than ever before. Oxygen is a healer and a preventer of disease. Aquagen™ is a stabilized water-oxygen-salt mixture typically used by putting 10-15 drops in pure drinking water as a nutritional supplement.. A lack of oxygen has been assisted with almost all degenerative disease conditions. Lack of oxygen impairs nutrient transport by the red blood cells. Oxygen prevents build up of excess fluid around the cells. Excessive fluid causes oxygen to be pulled in from the blood stream as well as pulling blood proteins into this excess fluid (osmotic pressure gradient changes). This results in less oxygen in the blood and lymphatic congestion. Lack of oxygen contributes to pain. One final stage is when the cells, in a last ditch effort to survive, turns more or less into a "plant" cell. Plant cells don t use ...
Calcium plays a vital role in the biochemistry of the cell, particularly in signal transduction pathways. The skeleton acts as a major storage site for the element and releases Ca2+ into the bloodstream under controlled conditions. Circulating calcium is either in the free, ionized form or bound to blood proteins such as albumin. The hormone secreted by the parathyroid gland, parathyroid hormone, regulates the resorption of Ca2+ from bone.
This test is most often done when your provider suspects you have kidney disease. It may be used as a screening test.. Although small amounts of protein are normally in urine, a routine dipstick test may not detect them. A urine microalbumin test can be performed to detect small amounts of albumin in the urine that may not be detected on dipstick testing. If the kidney is diseased, proteins may be detected on a dipstick test, even if blood protein levels are normal. ...
A study reports that low blood protein levels are found to be associated with reduced insulin resistance and thus risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease decreased.
In Hong Kong, the dish closest to Blood sausage is Pig blood curd, which is only made from pig's blood and is not considered a ... blood), often served sliced and accompanied by a spicy dipping sauce. "Blood tofu" is simply called lueat (Thai: เลือด, blood) ... In Taiwan, "pig's blood cake" (Chinese: 豬血糕; pinyin: zhū xuě gāo; Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄓㄨˉ ㄒㄧㄝˇ ㄍㄠˉ) or "rice blood cake"(Chinese: 米血糕 ... Blood sausages are sausages filled with blood that are cooked or dried and mixed with a filler until they are thick enough to ...
1993). "Eosinophil granule proteins in peripheral blood granulocytes". J. Leukoc. Biol. 52 (6): 611-8. doi:10.1002/jlb.52.6.611 ... The protein encoded by this gene is found in eosinophil granulocytes. It is closely related to the eosinophil cationic protein ... 1989). "Eosinophil cationic protein cDNA. Comparison with other toxic cationic proteins and ribonucleases". J. Immunol. 143 (3 ... positive regulation of protein targeting to mitochondrion. • neutrophil degranulation. • induction of bacterial agglutination. ...
Blood proteinsEdit. In addition to their antigonadotropic effects, estrogens are also functional antiandrogens by decreasing ... AR NTD antagonists bind covalently to the NTD of the AR and prevent protein-protein interactions subsequent to activation that ... cortisol binding to plasma proteins". J. Steroid Biochem. 33 (2): 251-5. doi:10.1016/0022-4731(89)90301-4. PMID 2788775.. ... "G protein-coupled receptors: extranuclear mediators for the non-genomic actions of steroids". Int J Mol Sci. 15 (9): 15412-25 ...
PSGAG reaches peak blood concentration in 20-40 minutes when injected intramuscularly; 30-40% of it binds to blood proteins. It ... The inhibition of blood coagulation reduces the amount of resultant fibrinolysis, which would cause cell death and increase ... This lowers the viscosity of the synovial fluid, increasing friction, and causing white blood cells and enzymes to enter to ... Normally, joint cartilages have proteoglycan complexes, which are proteins with side chains made of glycosaminoglycans such as ...
... is about 37-45% bound to proteins in the blood.[13][14] ...
oligoclonal bands: They present proteins that are in the CNS or in blood. Those that are in CNS but not in blood suggest a ... have put the focus into depleting B cells targeting CD20 proteins[57] ... in an area that codifies the protein LXRA. ...
... combined with the loss of blood protein. This is because proteins in the blood normally keep fluids in the blood stream, and ... A urinalysis reveals large amounts of protein and the presence of fat in the urine. Total protein in the blood may be low. The ... Proteins and fats are excreted in the urine, and there is an abnormally high fat level in the blood. Swelling occurs due to ... resulting in a frameshift and a truncated protein. The predicted nephrin protein belongs to the immunoglobulin family of cell ...
Biotechnology of Blood Proteins - Purification, Clinical and Biological Applications. John Libbey Eurotext. ISBN 2-7420-0007-0 ...
... s, albumins, and fibrinogen are the major blood proteins. The normal concentration of globulins in human blood is about ... Vicilin and legumin, from peas and other legumes, function as protein storage within seeds. These proteins can cause allergic ... The term "globulin" is sometimes used synonymously with "globular protein". However, albumins are also globular proteins, but ... The normal concentration of globulins in human blood is about 2.6-4.6 g/dL. Globulin proteins exist not only in other animal ...
The substance is not bound to blood plasma proteins. Only a small fraction of a migalastat dose is metabolized, mainly to three ... Lack of functional α-GalA leads to accumulation of Gb3 in blood vessels and other tissues, with a wide range of symptoms ... Migalastat does not inhibit or induce cytochrome P450 liver enzymes or transporter proteins and is therefore expected to have a ... Some of these mutations result in misfolding of α-GalA, which subsequently fails protein quality control in the endoplasmic ...
"The Shwachman-Diamond SBDS protein localizes to the nucleolus". Blood. 106 (4): 1253-8. doi:10.1182/blood-2005-02-0807. PMC ... The SBDS gene is expressed in all tissues and encodes a protein of 250 amino acid residues. The function of this protein is not ... The wide occurrence of the gene in all archaea and eukaryotes supports a role for this protein in a very fundamental and ... There is however, a great deal of indirect evidence to suggest that the SBDS protein may be involved in an aspect of cellular ...
Lee YP, Puddey IB, Hodgson JM (April 2008). "Protein, fiber and blood pressure: potential benefit of legumes". Clin Exp ... Dietary fibers promote beneficial physiologic effects including laxation, and/or blood cholesterol attenuation, and/or blood ... Regulates blood sugar, which may reduce glucose and insulin levels in diabetic patients and may lower risk of diabetes[1][76] ... stabilize blood glucose levels by acting on pancreatic insulin release and liver control of glycogen breakdown ...
Chonn A, Semple SC, Cullis PR (15 September 1992). "Association of blood proteins with large unilamellar liposomes in vivo. ... Some of these proteins are linked to the exterior of the cell membrane. An example of this is the CD59 protein, which ... The most common class of this type of protein is the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). GPCRs are responsible for much of the ... The first of these proteins to be studied were the viral fusion proteins, which allow an enveloped virus to insert its genetic ...
In the blood, it is 98.5% bound to plasma proteins. According to in vitro studies, sertraline is metabolized by multiple ... in mother's blood to their concentration in umbilical cord blood at the time of delivery indicated that foetal exposure to ... Plasma, serum or blood concentrations of sertraline and norsertraline, its major active metabolite, may be measured to confirm ... No changes in serotonin uptake by the platelets of breast-fed infants were found, as measured by their blood serotonin levels ...
It is also used in criminal investigations to detect blood present with latent fingerprints. It stains the proteins in blood a ... Amido black 10B is an amino acid staining azo dye used in biochemical research to stain for total protein on transferred ...
Blood provides proteins essential to the development of their eggs. Their primary blood meal hosts are considered to be birds, ... Culex pipiens (the common house mosquito or northern house mosquito) is a species of blood-feeding mosquito of the family ... Only females feed on blood, and will do so preferentially, over sugar, when they have mated. ...
These are important in protein-protein interactions with blood coagulation factors. The name Kringle comes from the ... Kringles are found throughout the blood clotting and fibrinolytic proteins. Kringle domains are believed to play a role in ... Patthy L, Trexler M, Banyai L, Varadi A, Vali Z (1984). "Kringles: modules specialized for protein binding. Homology of the ... They are found in a varying number of copies in some plasma proteins including prothrombin and urokinase-type plasminogen ...
... does not bind to proteins in the blood. Metabolism: The clearance of stavudine is affected minimally by hepatic ... Stavudine is not protein-bound nor does it inhibit the major cytochrome P450 isoforms. Thus, significant drug interactions with ... Severe side effects include high blood lactate, pancreatitis, and an enlarged liver. It is not generally recommended in ... or through exposure to infected blood or other bodily fluids. It is always used in combination with other HIV medications for ...
Most PSA in the blood is bound to serum proteins. A small amount is not protein bound and is called 'free PSA'. In men with ... In 1978, Sensabaugh identified semen-specific protein p30, but proved that it was similar to E1 protein, and that prostate was ... PSA is normally present in the blood at very low levels. The reference range of less than 4 ng/mL for the first commercial PSA ... This level of antigen has been shown to be present in the peripheral blood of males with prostate cancer, and rarely in female ...
... may refer to: Complement factor I, a protein of the complement system. Fibrinogen, a protein involved in blood ...
In cats, 99% of cefovecin is bound to proteins in the blood plasma. Cefovecin was first authorized for use in the European ... Cefovecin interferes with the synthesis of bacterial cell walls, by binding to penicillin binding proteins. Due to high protein ... In dogs, adverse effects may include lethargy, decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in feces, and flatulence. In cats ...
Cytokines are small proteins that can influence the behavior of white blood cells. Binding of VIIa to TF has also been found to ... blood coagulation, extrinsic pathway. • activation of plasma proteins involved in acute inflammatory response. • activation of ... Engelmann B (2007). "Initiation of coagulation by tissue factor carriers in blood". Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases. 36 (2): ... Gouault-Helimann M, Josso F (October 1979). "[Initiation in vivo of blood coagulation. The role of white blood cells and tissue ...
Folin, Otto; Denis, W (1912). "Protein metabolism from the standpoint of blood and tissue analysis". Journal of Biological ... Creatine has a fairly short elimination half-life, averaging just less than 3 hours, so to maintain an elevated blood plasma ... People with kidney disease, high blood pressure, or liver disease should not take creatine as a dietary supplement. Being a ... pulls Upset stomach Diarrhea Dizziness High blood pressure due to extra water consumption In 2004 the European Food Safety ...
... s are commonly found in blood plasma and differ from other blood proteins in that they are not glycosylated. Substances ... Serum albumin is the main protein of human blood plasma.[7] It binds water, cations (such as Ca2+, Na+ and K+), fatty acids, ... A number of blood transport proteins are evolutionarily related, including serum albumin, alpha-fetoprotein, vitamin D-binding ... Serum albumin is the most abundant blood plasma protein and is produced in the liver and forms a large proportion of all plasma ...
Ceruloplasmin is the major copper-carrying protein in the blood. Ceruloplasmin exhibits oxidase activity, which is associated ... Metalloprotein is a generic term for a protein that contains a metal ion cofactor.[1][2] A large number of all proteins are ... For instance, at least 1000 human proteins (out of ~20,000) contain zinc-binding protein domains[3] although there may be up to ... Calmodulin is an example of a signal-transduction protein. It is a small protein that contains four EF-hand motifs, each of ...
Lomitapide is a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor.. *Phytosterols may be found naturally in plants. Similar to ... These are drugs which lower the level of lipids and lipoproteins in blood. ... CETP inhibitors (cholesteryl ester transfer protein), 1 candidate is in trials. It is expected that these drugs will mainly ... in the blood (hyperlipidemia). They are called lipid-lowering drugs. ...
Pages in category "Blood proteins". The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total. This list may not reflect ... Retrieved from "" ... The main article for this category is Blood proteins.. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Blood proteins. ...
... the blood of proteins called cryoglobulins that precipitate at temperatures below 98.6° F (37° C), both in the laboratory and ... the blood of proteins called cryoglobulins that precipitate at temperatures below 98.6° F (37° C), both in the laboratory and ...
... 17 May 2018 ... blood pressure, insulin resistance, weight and two growth factors linked to cancer. Read: New Scientist, More: Metro, Express ...
Stopping drinking for just one month is enough to dramatically lower the levels of hormone-like chemicals in your blood that ... Doing Dry January lowers cancer-promoting proteins in your blood. Health 9 May 2018 A break from booze has widespread benefits ... also discovered that alcohol is linked to cancer-related proteins in the blood, and taking time off from drinking can ... Giving up alcohol for a month really does have a dramatic effect on health, lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes ...
A blood test can be done to see how much of this protein you have in your blood. ... Protein S is a normal substance in your body that prevents blood clotting. ... Protein S helps control blood clotting. A lack of this protein or problem with the function of this protein may cause blood ... Protein S is a normal substance in your body that prevents blood clotting. A blood test can be done to see how much of this ...
High blood protein (hyperproteinemia) is an increase in the concentration of protein in the bloodstream. High blood protein is ... A total protein test can determine whether you have high blood protein. Other more-specific tests, including serum protein ... High blood protein rarely causes signs or symptoms on its own. But sometimes it is uncovered while youre having blood tests ... as well as the specific protein type involved in your high blood protein levels. Your doctor may order an SPEP if he or she ...
Make research projects and school reports about Blood proteins easy with credible articles from our FREE, online encyclopedia ... and pictures about Blood proteins at ... For each protein there is a pH in which the protein molecule ... Following electrophoresis, the protein in the gel can be stained to visualize all the proteins in a sample, or the proteins in ... For each protein there is an isoelectric point related to a pH characteristic for that protein where the protein molecule has ...
People suffering from depression or psychological distress appear to have higher than normal blood levels of C-reactive protein ... home/depression center/ depression a-z list/ blood protein linked to depression, study finds article ... People suffering from depression or psychological distress appear to have higher than normal blood levels of C-reactive protein ... Deep Vein ThrombosisHow to know if you have a blood clot in your leg ...
... making a potentially significant advance toward a blood test that could catch the deadly cancer early. ... Researchers have discovered a protein that pancreatic tumors consistently shed into the blood, ... home/cancer center/ cancer a-z list/ blood protein may spot pancreatic cancer early article ... Scientists have tried, without great success, to find markers, or indicators, for pancreatic cancer -- proteins in the blood ...
The main reason doctors order the IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP3) test is to see if a person is producing a normal amount of ... Blood levels of both these proteins are controlled by human growth hormone (hGH), a hormone thats produced by the pituitary ... Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed and the area is covered with cotton or a bandage to stop the bleeding ... A needle is inserted into a vein (usually in the arm inside of the elbow or on the back of the hand) and blood is withdrawn and ...
New research from Canada found that proteins in the common garden pea may provide a natural remedy against high blood pressure ... Pea Protein Fights Blood Pressure And Kidney Disease. Written by Catharine Paddock, Ph.D. on March 23, 2009 ... After 8 weeks the rats on the pea protein diet showed a 20 per cent drop in blood pressure compared to diseased rats that had ... In people with high blood pressure, our protein could potentially delay or prevent the onset of kidney damage. It could also ...
Learn about the role proteins play in your body and the possible causes of this blood test result. ... What does it mean if you have high blood proteins? ... Total protein and Albumin/Globulin (A/G) ratio. American ... Blood basics. American Society of Hematology. Accessed Sept. 5, 2017. ... Recognition of monoclonal proteins. Accessed Sept. 4, 2017. ...
Blood Pressure Chart. Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood flowing through your blood vessels against the vessel walls. ... Diet and High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension is defined as a blood pressure of above 140 mm Hg (systolic) ... High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension is a chronic condition, which usually lasts a lifetime once it is ... High Blood Pressure Thalassemia Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Diet and High Blood Pressure Stress and the Gender Divide Quiz ...
... mainly because researchers could measure only a few blood proteins simultaneously in a robust manner. ... identifying nearly 2,000 genetic associations with almost 1,500 proteins. Previously, there was only a small fraction of this ... Compared to genes, proteins have been relatively understudied in human blood, even though they are the effectors of human ... "Compared to genes, proteins have been relatively understudied in human blood, even though they are the effectors of human ...
New immunotherapy targeting blood-clotting protein Gladstone researchers have stopped the detrimental effects of blood-brain ... new-immunotherapy-targeting-blood-clotting-protein-protects-multiple More in Biology. * Zinc deficiency may play a role in high ... the blood protein fibrin does not enter the brain. But in several neurological disorders, the blood-brain barrier--which keeps ... New immunotherapy targeting blood-clotting protein. Gladstone Institutes. Journal. Nature Immunology. Funder. National Multiple ...
... proteins that slow thrombin production, and proteins that speed it up. Both types of protein act by binding to the cellular ... Aside from its role as a blood-clotting agent, thrombin is also involved in creating new blood vessels, and it is able to ... Blood clots tend to form more often in the veins of people with cancer, a syndrome first described almost 150 years ago by ... In our not-so-distant evolutionary past, stress often meant imminent danger, and the risk of blood loss, so part of our bodys ...
... test measures the level of a hormone in the blood, called parathyroid hormone-related protein. ... This test is done to find out whether a high blood calcium level is caused by an increase in PTH-related protein. ... The parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTH-RP) test measures the level of a hormone in the blood, called parathyroid hormone- ... An increased level of PTH-related protein with a high blood calcium level is usually caused by cancer. ...
Injecting a blood protein called GDF11 reverses the damage caused by ageing in mice. And there are hopes a similar technique ... A protein in blood can repair age-related damage in the brains and muscles of old mice, returning them to a more youthful state ... Last year, the protein, called growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11), was found to have a restorative effect on mouse hearts ... This rejuvenated the stem cells in the bone marrow of the older mice that replenish their blood, and led to a wave of studies ...
BCM »Stressed Trees »atomic force microscope »blood clot »blood vessel »individual protein »individual protein molecule » ... blood vessel , individual protein , individual protein molecule , protein molecule ... Stressed proteins can cause blood clots for hours. 06.03.2013. Physicists probe stress-induced changes in clot-forming protein ... of flow in the small blood vessels of the heart and brain could cause a common protein to change shape and form dangerous blood ...
Protein can also be used for energy, but the first job is to help with making hormones, muscle, and other proteins. ... As sugar moves from the blood to the cells, the blood glucose level returns to a normal between-meal range. ... Broken down into amino acids, used to build muscle and to make other proteins that are essential for the body to function. ... After a meal, the blood sugar (glucose) level rises as carbohydrate is digested. This signals the beta cells of the pancreas to ...
The researchers compared detection of Her2/neu in the blood between ELISA and FACTT. Her2/neu proteins were in fact first ... The researchers collected blood samples from healthy women and breast cancer patients who did or did not overexpress Her2/neu, ... All proteins tested so far with FACTT have been detected with an over 1000-fold higher sensitivity compared to current ... Part of the Her2/neu molecule is shed from the surface of tumor cells and has been detected in the blood of breast-cancer ...
A protein identified in human umbilical cord blood has been shown to rejuvenate and revitalize the learning and memory ability ... Specifically, the team pinpointed a protein in the umbilical cord plasma - which is abundant in human umbilical cord blood but ... The researchers tested the effect of old and young human blood, as well as the most youthful human blood of all - umbilical ... To do this, the team evaluated plasma-protein levels in humans and mice from different age groups. They looked for proteins ...
Protein-membrane interactions: blood clotting on nanoscale bilayers.. Morrissey JH1, Pureza V, Davis-Harrison RL, Sligar SG, ... Despite their importance, protein-membrane interactions in clotting remain relatively poorly understood. Calcium ions are known ... Until recently, there was no way to control the partitioning of clotting proteins into or out of specific membrane microdomains ... so experimenters only knew the average contributions of phospholipids to blood clotting. The development of nanoscale membrane ...
I had blood work done a couple weeks ago. One of the ... ... C reactive protein blood test Nov 19, 2018 - 2 comments Yes ... I had blood work done a couple weeks ago. One of the tests was C Reactive Protein. Which checks for inflammation in your body. ... And it could just be from getting older. I actually had to do my own research to see what the C Reactive Protein test was. The ... Personally, I had a whole slew of labs done with C reactive protein being one of them that was elevated (not near normal at all ...
A protein has been discovered in the blood of people who go on to develop mild cognitive impairment several years later. Dr. ... A protein has been discovered in the blood of people who go on to develop mild cognitive impairment several years later. Dr. ... Results suggested that blood levels of a protein called MAPKAPK5 tended to be lower in those whose cognitive ability declined. ... The authors say that a plasma protein biomarker measured in a single blood sample could be more practical in some settings than ...
  • WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered a protein that pancreatic tumors consistently shed into the blood, making a potentially significant advance toward a blood test that could catch the deadly cancer early. (
  • The pea protein could be used as a natural food product such as an additive or dietary supplement to help the millions of people worldwide that suffer from these conditions, suggested the researchers. (
  • The researchers now hope to test the pea protein on humans with mild hypertension. (
  • Speculating on how the pea protein achieves the effects they found, the researchers suggested it stimulates the production of COX-1 (cyclooxygenase -1), a protein that boosts kidney function, but they don't know for sure. (
  • If the human trials are successful, the researchers envisage their special protein being commercially available within the next two to three years. (
  • Canadian researchers have found that egg proteins can help reduce BP in hypertensive patients. (
  • An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and MSD has created the first detailed genetic map of human proteins, the key building blocks of biology. (
  • Previously, there was only a small fraction of this knowledge, mainly because researchers could measure only a few blood proteins simultaneously in a robust manner. (
  • The researchers used a new technology ("SOMAscan") developed by a company, SomaLogic, to measure 3,600 proteins in the blood of 3,300 people. (
  • In some cases, the researchers identified multiple genetic variants influencing levels of a protein. (
  • Although studies in patients with multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer's disease (and in related animal models) indicate that fibrin may play a role in promoting these disorders, most researchers have shied away from targeting fibrin to treat neurological diseases because of concerns that targeting the protein would impair its beneficial role in blood clotting, which prevents excessive bleeding after injuries. (
  • To come up with a very precise and highly effective antibody, the researchers focused on targeting only a small region of the fibrin protein that is involved in activating the immune system in the brain. (
  • This, the researchers believe, could explain why people with blood-clotting problems seem to have a higher risk of developing cancer. (
  • Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have developed a paradigm-shifting method for detecting small amounts of proteins in the blood. (
  • The researchers compared detection of Her2/neu in the blood between ELISA and FACTT. (
  • Using ELISA, the researchers could not detect Her2/neu from mouse blood until the tumors reached an inoperable size, but with the new FACTT technology they could detect Her2/Neu in some mice when tumors were barely visible and within two days of implantation. (
  • Umbilical cord blood could hold the key to restoring the learning and memory ability that declines with age, find researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California. (
  • But now, a team of MED researchers has published a study in the American Journal of Hypertension, finding that a crucial nutrient-protein-may have been overlooked, and could offer a surprising level of protection. (
  • Using data from the Framingham Heart Study' s long-running Framingham Offspring Study , the researchers found that adults who consumed more protein, whether from dairy, eggs, meat, or plant sources, had lower blood pressure levels after four years of follow-up. (
  • The researchers have previously shown that BMPs (Bone Morphogenetic Proteins) play a role in the maintenance of smooth muscle cells in the pulmonary artery. (
  • Chinese researchers say a protein that makes up about 60% of protein mass in blood plasma can be used as a prognostic indicator in people on chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. (
  • Now, an international team of researchers from the UK and USA, working with biotech company SomaLogic, has shown that large-scale measurement of proteins in a single blood test can provide important information about our health and can help to predict a range of different diseases and risk factors. (
  • In a proof-of-concept study based on five observational cohorts in almost 17,000 participants, researchers scanned 5,000 proteins in a plasma sample taken from each participant. (
  • Using existing genetic sequencing technology, the researchers can then search for the aptamers and determine which proteins are present and in what concentrations. (
  • The researchers analyzed the results using statistical methods and machine learning techniques to develop predictive models - for example, that an individual whose blood contains a certain pattern of proteins is at increased risk of developing diabetes. (
  • The researchers report that their protein-based models were all either better predictors than models based on traditional risk factors or would constitute more convenient and less expensive alternatives to traditional testing. (
  • The supplements used were formulated in a way that allowed researchers to compare the effects of soy protein, milk protein, and refined complex carbohydrate on blood pressure without changing sodium, potassium, and calcium. (
  • Using a computerised test, the researchers then assessed each individual's cognitive ability, and compared the results with the measured level of each protein in the blood. (
  • Now, researchers have found that a protein intimately involved in blood vessel patterning actually belongs to a family of proteins known to guide neural development. (
  • Understanding how those networks talk to each other could help researchers devise methods to prevent blood vessel growth in tumors selectively - an approach to cancer treatment known as anti-angiogenesis. (
  • In their experiments, the researchers explored the roles of two proteins involved in vascular development. (
  • They also found a strikingly similar pattern of expression of the blood vessel cell receptor plexin-D1, leading the researchers to hypothesize that Sema3E might be the signaling molecule that interacts with plexin-D1. (
  • The researchers say that their findings may help improve the success of bone marrow transplants, and lead to better treatments for life-threatening blood diseases. (
  • The researchers looked at four proteins in blood exosomes that come from lysosomes. (
  • Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Chemistry & Biology have developed a new method that allows investigators to label and track single tumor cells circulating in the blood. (
  • Using a test that can analyze the patterns of small proteins in blood serum samples in just 30 minutes, researchers were able to differentiate between samples taken from patients diagnosed with cancer and those from patients diagnosed with benign prostate disease. (
  • Although the technique is still under evaluation, researchers believe the analysis of protein patterns will be a useful tool in the future for deciding whether men with marginally elevated PSA levels should undergo biopsy. (
  • Researchers analyzed serum proteins with mass spectroscopy, a technique used to sort proteins and other molecules based on their weight and electrical charge. (
  • Once established, the protein patterns were then used to predict diagnosis in a separate group of patients, whose biopsy results were not known by the researchers. (
  • Some SGLT1 mutations make the protein dysfunctional, which can cause nutrient malabsorption and even death in newborns, yet other mutations, such as the ones that the BWH researchers found, only slightly alter the protein's function and do not have such devastating outcomes. (
  • Blood tests of people who display the hostile outbursts that characterize a psychiatric illness known as intermittent explosive disorder show signs of inflammation, researchers say. (
  • The proteins were selected in an unbiased, "agnostic" manner, Ganz said, as the researchers were interested in their potential predictive power, irrespective of any biological role they might play in heart disease. (
  • The baseline Heart and Soul blood samples were collected between 2000 and 2002, and the researchers employed a four-year "prediction horizon time," meaning that they checked whether patients experienced adverse cardiovascular events in the four years following the donation of blood required for enrollment in the study. (
  • Thus the researchers hypothesised that stimulating GLP-1 production by consuming whey protein before a meal would improve the body's blood sugar control following a meal. (
  • Prostate cancer patients whose tumors contain a shortened protein called AR-V7, which can be detected in the blood, are less likely to respond to two widely used drugs for metastatic prostate cancer, according to results of a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. (
  • If our results are confirmed by other researchers, a blood test could use AR-V7 as a biomarker to predict enzalutamide and abiraterone resistance, and let us direct patients who test positive for AR-V7 toward other types of therapy sooner, saving time and money while avoiding futile therapy," says Antonarakis. (
  • NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - With their potential to enable easier patient sampling and significantly lower assay costs, dried blood spots are an area of growing interest among clinical proteomic researchers and companies. (
  • Researchers asked 15 healthy young men and women to test their blood sugar levels at different points after eating. (
  • The researchers found that the people who consumed 63 grams of protein in the middle of the night had significantly higher blood sugar levels after eating breakfast a few hours later than when they only had water overnight. (
  • A snack a few hours before a meal can help control blood sugar levels, so researchers anticipated that would happen here as well-except the opposite showed to be true. (
  • To uncover what makes blood stem cells self-renew in a lab, the researchers analyzed the genes that turn off as human blood stem cells lose their ability to self-renew, noting which genes turned off when blood stem cells differentiate into specific blood cells such as white or red cells. (
  • The researchers wondered if maintaining the level of the MLLT3 protein in blood stem cells in lab dishes would be sufficient to improve their self-renewing abilities. (
  • Researchers have identified a stem cell protein that may play an important role in finding cure for blood cancer. (
  • It could help design targeted therapies for myeloproliferative disease, a group of slow-growing blood cancers, according to researchers, including Maneesha S. Inamdar from the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Bengaluru. (
  • The researchers studied three proteins-RhoA, Rac 1 and N -cadherin. (
  • Blood vessel with no RhoA protein activity keeps its barrier function (left), but when the researchers activated RhoA only in the mural cells, barrier function was lost (right). (
  • To study this barrier and determine why a lack of blood flow causes it to leak, the researchers built a blood-vessel-on-a-chip model consisting of a channel lined with a layer of human endothelial cells surrounded by extracellular matrix within a microfluidic device, which allowed them to easily simulate and control the flow of blood through a vessel and evaluate the cells' responses. (
  • A study by researchers from the University of East Anglia, found people who eat high levels of amino acids - which are found in meat and plant-based protein have lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness. (
  • The researchers have combined a protein called albumin with porphyrin to create a molecular complex that can absorb light energy, to allow it to split up water molecules. (
  • Stanford University researchers said that understanding how the protein, a cellular receptor, functions could help battle brain tumours and stroke by choking off or supplementing vital blood-vessel development, and may enhance the delivery of drugs across the blood-brain barrier. (
  • Interestingly, the researchers noticed that the timing of vessel development coincided with the formation of a physiological security checkpoint called the blood-brain barrier. (
  • To find a better diagnostic tool, the researchers studied the proteins in the blood of lung cancer patients in search of red flags that could signal the disease's presence. (
  • The researchers say that the protein could be used as a diagnostic marker for lung cancer and as a target for developing drugs that stop metastasis. (
  • Publishing in the Dec. 10 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology , researchers said a test for four blood proteins -- CEA, RBP, SCC and AAT -- may provide a simple follow-up for patients who've had suspicious chest lesions detected by imaging methods such as CT scan. (
  • In this study, the researchers compared the levels of the four proteins in the blood of about 100 lung cancer patients to levels in about 100 people without cancer. (
  • But researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently made a surprising discovery: strep's M protein alone wipes out macrophages, but not other types of immune cells. (
  • The researchers said this new information should inform current strep vaccine strategies, many of which are based on M protein, and new treatment approaches for invasive infections and toxic shock syndrome, where hyper-immune responses can be detrimental. (
  • After noticing that macrophages in a laboratory dish quickly died after M protein exposure, the researchers wanted to determine why -- and why it happens only macrophages. (
  • Human umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate learning and memory in older mice, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (
  • The researchers identified a protein, abundant in human cord blood but decreasingly so with advancing age, that had the same effect when injected into the animals. (
  • Comparing blood plasma from 19- to 24-year-olds, 61- to 82-year-olds and umbilical cords, researchers identified age-associated changes in a number of proteins. (
  • To distinguish the effects of old, young and "youngest" human blood on hippocampal function, the researchers used immune-deficient laboratory mice that could be given repeated injections of human plasma without experiencing negative immune reactions. (
  • Researchers found that the drugs work the same -- at least in heart patients, older men with high blood pressure and diabetics -- regardless of the results of a test that looks for concentrations of so-called C-reactive protein. (
  • Waste blood from the meat industry has the potential to be collected and processed to generate high-added-value food ingredients, say researchers … who outline it's 'exceptional' nutritive and functional properties. (
  • Medical researchers have only recently confirmed that any such markers could be used for a blood test, and given their ultra-low concentrations, that test would need to be much more sensitive than the standard ELISA array. (
  • Rice University researchers in the lab of Ching-Hwa Kiang use the bobbing needle from an atomic force microscope to grab and pull individual protein molecules. (
  • However, despite the worldwide publicity this "blood test for madness" generated, within a few years the "Abderhalden-Fauser reaction" was discredited and only a handful of American psychiatric researchers continued to believe in it. (
  • You may need this test if you have an unexplained blood clot, or a family history of blood clots. (
  • A lack of this protein or problem with the function of this protein may cause blood clots to form in veins. (
  • Blood clots tend to form more often in the veins of people with cancer, a syndrome first described almost 150 years ago by French physician Armand Trousseau. (
  • So inflammation caused by cancer could lead to increased thrombin levels and, as thrombin is a blood-clotting agent, this could explain why cancer patients are more likely to suffer from blood-clots. (
  • University of Houston researcher Chandra Mohan is reporting in Arthritis Research and Therapy that clotting proteins, both those that promote blood clots (pro-thrombotic) and those that work to dissipate them (thrombolytic), are elevated in the urine of patients who suffer from lupus nephritis (LN). (
  • The insoluble fibrin aggregates (clots) and aggregated platelets then block the damaged blood vessel and prevent further bleeding. (
  • Undiagnosed cases are often fatal in the first year due to blood clots, infections or other complications. (
  • citation needed] Frequent, severe infections Malnutrition and related diseases Blood clots Acute kidney failure Chronic kidney failure End-stage kidney disease Kestilä M, Männikkö M, Holmberg C, Tryggvason K, Peltonen L (February 1994). (
  • Functional protein S is lacking, which normally turns off clotting proteins, this increases risk of blood clots. (
  • Loss of these proteins can result in blood clots, causing sudden stroke. (
  • We also found that FHL2 is important in the regulation of vasomotor tone, or the contraction and relaxation of muscles in the blood vessel. (
  • Their work reveals a dual role for the protein pair, called Norrin/Frizzled-4, in managing the blood vessel network that serves the brain and retina. (
  • Scientists already knew that Frizzled-4 is a protein located on the surface of the cells that create blood vessel walls throughout the body. (
  • Genetic mutations that cause Frizzled-4's absence in mice and humans create severe defects in blood vessel development, but only in the retina, the light-absorbing sheet of cells at the back of the eye. (
  • So blood vessel defects in the retina generally starve it of oxygen, causing blindness. (
  • All of these results suggest that Norrin and Frizzled-4 play an important role in the proper timing and arrangement of the retinal blood vessel network, Nathans says. (
  • Nathans explains that, normally, these blood vessel endothelial cells contain permeable "windows" and relatively loose "bolts" connecting the cells together. (
  • Our research shows that blood vessel cells lacking Frizzled-4 are leaky. (
  • He said identification of the substance was particularly important because many diseases involved abnormalities in blood-vessel proliferation. (
  • Much research is devoted to blood-vessel formation and the substances that control it. (
  • Professor Christopher Chen (BME, MSE), director of the Biological Design Center and associate faculty at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, has now built a way to study blood vessel function in a way that closely mimics the real thing. (
  • When the body sends out a signal that triggers inflammation, certain proteins are released that cause the blood vessel to lose its ability to act as a barrier. (
  • The 3-D blood vessel-on-a-chip has allowed Chen and the team to identify specific proteins that regulate vascular barrier function. (
  • Then they could measure activity levels of specific proteins along with how penetrable the vessel became under inflammatory conditions. (
  • By measuring both the levels of activity of these three proteins and the vessel barrier function at the same time, they could gauge how each protein's activity affected the barrier. (
  • Each one of these proteins plays a different role in maintaining vessel barrier function. (
  • Now, with the 3-D blood vessel-on-a-chip, scientists in a laboratory can study cell-to-cell interactions in vasculature in the most lifelike setting yet. (
  • They analysed data from 2,000 women with a healthy BMI, looked at their diet and compared it to their blood pressure - and blood vessel stiffness. (
  • And the effects were very specific for the nervous system since all other organs had normal blood vessel development," said Kuo. (
  • The objective of this study was to examine the role of p38 in new blood vessel formation during tumorigenesis, in particular considering the contribution of MSCs. (
  • The conclusions of this study shed light on the mechanisms that regulate blood vessel formation and may have implications for the optimization of chemotherapy-based cancer treatments, as well as for the treatment of diseases involving compromised angiogenesis. (
  • If a blood vessel is damaged, existing smooth muscle cells can give rise to new specialised muscle cells to repair it. (
  • For example, if a coronary blood vessel is opened up with dilatation and stents via a catheter, muscle cell growth may cause it to narrow once again. (
  • This is surprising in that these signalling pathways act together in other contexts: stimuli that promote vessel contraction and thus increase blood pressure activate both signalling pathways in parallel. (
  • Besides massive and destructive inflammation, fatal Ebola disease is also associated with loss of blood vessel integrity--hence the name Ebola hemorrhagic fever. (
  • VEGF stands for vascular endothelial growth factor, the focus of current clinical trials to increase blood vessel growth in limbs and hearts with inadequate blood supplies. (
  • Some patients experience tissue swelling due to blood vessel leakage after VEGF treatment, the scientists note. (
  • The mice were genetically modified to overproduce the growth-inducing proteins in the skin, where the effects on blood vessel leakage could be observed. (
  • The studies confirmed that each protein boosts blood vessel growth. (
  • Blood vessel leakiness is a common and potentially serious problem in clinical medicine. (
  • The study shows that a protein found on the surface of immature red blood cells, or reticulocytes, is responsible for those cells adhesion to blood vessel walls. (
  • Reticulocytes are found at considerably higher levels in the blood of sickle cell patients than healthy patients, and so the likelihood of sticky patches or blockages forming on a blood vessel wall is greatly increased. (
  • Brittain and her co-authors showed that the cell-surface protein Alpha-4Beta-1 is activated by another cell-surface protein, CD47, and that Alpha-4Beta-1 was responsible for sickle red blood cell adhesion to a blood vessel wall protein called thrombospondin. (
  • This aberrant signaling ultimately culminates in the activation of Alpha-4Beta-1 and an increase in red blood cells sticking to the blood vessel wall, said Brittain. (
  • Called TRPM4, this protein is found in tissues throughout the body, including the brain, heart, kidney, colon and intestines, where it plays a major role in regulating blood flow via blood vessel constriction as well as setting the heart's rhythm and moderating immune responses. (
  • For example, certain macroglobulins tend to precipitate within blood vessel with cold, a phenomenon known as cryoglobulinemia. (
  • Some cells release TF in response to blood vessel damage (see next paragraph) and some do only in response to inflammatory mediators (endothelial cells/macrophages). (
  • This can change when the blood vessel is damaged by for example physical injury or rupture of atherosclerotic plaques. (
  • The inner surface of the blood vessel consists of endothelial cells. (
  • The current induces the different proteins in your serum to move and group together. (
  • In the new research, published in the June 21, 2016 online issue of JAMA , the research team began by measuring levels of more than 1,000 different proteins in blood samples obtained as baseline measures in the UCSF-based "Heart and Soul" study, which has followed the cardiovascular health of study participants for as long as 11 years. (
  • A number of different proteins on the surface of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites help the invaders bind to red blood cells. (
  • Cells in the pancreas can release glucagon , a hormone that signals the body to produce glucose from glycogen in the muscles and liver and release it into the blood. (
  • All blood proteins are synthesized in liver except for the gamma globulins. (
  • Low protein levels indicate conditions like liver disease, nephrotic syndrome, malnutrition or malabsorption. (
  • C-reactive protein is released into the blood by the liver shortly after the start of an infection or inflammation. (
  • In a study published in the Journal of Lipid Research , Saint Louis University scientist Angel Baldan, PhD, reports that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels, as well as reduces body fat in an animal model. (
  • In this particular study, they examined how lipids are metabolized in both the liver and fat tissue in mice treated with antisense oligonucleotides that reduce the expression of the protein FSP27. (
  • In fact, we found that this protein is necessary to accumulate triglycerides in the liver. (
  • Baldan and his team studied two groups of mice with obesity, high blood sugar, and fatty liver disease: one that consumed a high-fat diet (the dietary model) and another that was genetically modified to have this trait (the genetic model). (
  • Migalastat does not inhibit or induce cytochrome P450 liver enzymes or transporter proteins and is therefore expected to have a low potential for interactions with other drugs. (
  • Severe side effects include high blood lactate, pancreatitis, and an enlarged liver. (
  • People with kidney disease, high blood pressure, or liver disease should not take creatine as a dietary supplement. (
  • Albumin is synthesized in the liver as preproalbumin, which has an N-terminal peptide that is removed before the nascent protein is released from the rough endoplasmic reticulum. (
  • cirrhosis of the liver is most common Excess excretion by the kidneys (as in nephrotic syndrome) Excess loss in bowel (protein-losing enteropathy, e.g. (
  • Other sources of protein (milk, eggs, tofu, and organ meats such as liver) have very little or no HCA content naturally or when cooked. (
  • The liver, an organ only found in vertebrates, detoxifies various metabolites, synthesizes proteins, and produces biochemicals necessary for digestion. (
  • Fetuins are blood proteins that are made in the liver and secreted into the bloodstream. (
  • A 2015 review of polymorphisms in ABCB1 found that "the effect of ABCB1 variation on P-glycoprotein expression (messenger RNA and protein expression) and/or activity in various tissues (e.g. the liver, gut and heart) appears to be small. (
  • Their study took blood from over 100 sets of healthy twin volunteers, of whom 55 were identical twin-pairs, and measured over 1,000 proteins in the samples. (
  • The study, the largest of its kind, measured over 1,000 proteins in the blood of over 200 healthy individuals, using a laboratory test called a SOMAscan*, a protein biomarker discovery tool which allows a high volume of proteins to be measured simultaneously. (
  • Ganz said the team was surprised to discover that about 200 of the original 1,000 proteins targeted had at least some predictive value. (
  • Higher blood concentrations of Her2/neu correlate with a lower response rate to chemotherapy and shorter survival time after relapse. (
  • Concentrations of the tight junction proteins (TJs) Claudin-5 (CLDN5), Occludin (OCLN), and zonula occludens 1 (ZO-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) were measured by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples obtained from patients with ICH. (
  • This process is fast and simple enough to be incorporated in point-of-care devices, like home HIV tests, but only works when the proteins are in large concentrations. (
  • As you keep increasing the number of proteins, the traditional test will eventually be able to detect them, but this new system can quantify the number of proteins at concentrations a thousand times less. (
  • Legumes, some of which are called pulses in certain parts of the world, have higher concentrations of amino acids and are more complete sources of protein than whole grains and cereals. (
  • The first ever extensive study of the health benefits of abstemious periods like "Dry January" also discovered that alcohol is linked to cancer-related proteins in the blood, and taking time off from drinking can drastically reduce their levels. (
  • MONDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from depression or psychological distress appear to have higher than normal blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an indicator of inflammatory disease, according to new research from Denmark. (
  • Blood levels of both these proteins are controlled by human growth hormone (hGH), a hormone that's produced by the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland in the brain that works with the endocrine system. (
  • They then analysed the DNA of these individuals to see which regions of their genomes were associated with protein levels, yielding a four-fold increase on previous knowledge. (
  • Both types of protein act by binding to the cellular machinery that synthesises thrombin, and, under normal conditions, the production-slowing proteins keep thrombin levels low. (
  • Results suggested that blood levels of a protein called MAPKAPK5 tended to be lower in those whose cognitive ability declined. (
  • Do High Levels of Certain Proteins in Blood that Aid in Clotting Influence VTE Risk? (
  • The CDC/Emory University study, published in the journal Ethnicity & Disease , is the first to explore the relationship between these proteins and risk of VTE after accounting for possible underlying conditions that may influence the relationship, giving a more complete understanding of whether or not high levels of the proteins actually influence VTE risk. (
  • More research is needed that includes these protein levels in risk models for VTE as they might help identify people at high risk for the condition. (
  • Most people are diagnosed with MGUS during blood tests for other conditions that affect the blood's protein levels, such as a nerve disorder called peripheral neuropathy . (
  • A doctor may notice abnormal proteins and odd levels of normal proteins during such a test. (
  • They may also notice unusual levels of protein in your urine. (
  • If a doctor sees that your blood or urine test results show abnormal protein levels, they'll recommend further testing. (
  • Conditions that cause persistently elevated protein levels in the urine include kidney infections, chronic renal failure, glomerulonephritis - an inflammation of the glomeruli - and high blood pressure. (
  • In a select group of people who later developed dementia, the levels of the lysosomal proteins were abnormal while the people still had no problems with memory or thinking skills, according to a study published in the June 10, 2015, online issue of Neurology ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (
  • For three of the proteins, the people with dementia had significantly higher levels, for one of the proteins the people with dementia had significantly lower levels. (
  • For example, for many proteins with a ubiquitin "tail," or unfolded portion, the healthy controls had average levels of 200 picograms per millileter, while the people with Alzheimer's disease had average levels of about 375 picograms per millileter. (
  • The technique, which relies on a simple test using a drop of blood, may be useful in deciding whether to perform a biopsy in men with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels. (
  • In addition to genetic analysis, these participants had also undergone an oral glucose tolerance test, in which they were provided with a sugary drink and then had their blood glucose levels tested two hours later. (
  • An external validation analysis was performed to study the effect of SGLT1 variants on levels of sugar in the blood after the oral glucose challenge in a large European-Finnish population sample and a replication analysis was performed in African-American participants allowing for heterogenous representation. (
  • Those with a mutation were protected from spikes in blood glucose levels after the ingestion of sugars, despite ingesting an equivalent number of calories as others. (
  • Blood protein levels may be higher during pregnancy. (
  • If blood protein levels are outside of the normal range, doctors might order additional testing to determine the cause. (
  • High protein levels indicate diseases like multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom's disease, HIV or Hepatitis B or C, states MedlinePlus. (
  • Extensive burns or hemorrhaging might also result in low blood protein levels. (
  • What Is the Normal Range of Vitamin D Levels in Blood Tests? (
  • For the study, Coccaro looked at levels of two types of indicators of inflammation in blood: C-reactive protein and interleukin-6. (
  • Elevated levels of these proteins have been linked with aggressive and impulsive behaviors in people and animals. (
  • Measuring the levels of a small number of proteins in the blood of patients with coronary heart disease may eventually allow doctors to more reliably assess the risk of future heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, and death in these patients, according to new research led by a UC San Francisco cardiologist. (
  • The results showed that over the whole 180 min post-meal period, glucose levels were reduced by 28% after whey protein pre-load compared with no whey protein. (
  • Additionally, both total GLP-1 (tGLP-1) and intact GLP-1 (iGLP-1) levels were significantly higher (by 141% and 298%, respectively) with whey protein pre-load. (
  • The authors conclude: "In summary, consumption of whey protein shortly before a high-glycaemic-index breakfast increased the early and late post-meal insulin secretion, improved GLP-1 responses and reduced post-meal blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetic patients. (
  • If large-scale studies validate the findings, the investigators say men with detectable blood levels of AR-V7 should avoid these two drugs and instead take other medicines to treat their prostate cancer. (
  • The study evaluated two groups of 31 men with prostate cancer that had spread and whose blood levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) were still rising despite low testosterone levels. (
  • According to research presented at The Physiological Society's recent virtual conference, consuming protein later at night and again when you wake up can result in higher blood sugar levels in the morning. (
  • The experts did stipulate that the food source was important - with plant sources of amino acids associated with lower blood pressure and protein intake from animal sources associated with lower levels of a retrial stiffness. (
  • Her idea of a good breakfast was one that raised blood glucose (BG) levels to 120 and kept them there all morning. (
  • In all cases, BG levels went up, but people who had eaten eggs or fortified milk for breakfast 'showed a high blood sugar all afternoon. (
  • But unless we go to the trouble of counting what we consume we can't do a good job of controlling our blood glucose levels and lose weight while at the same time making sure that we get enough - but not too much - of the macronutrients. (
  • All of us who have diabetes absolutely have to control our blood glucose levels. (
  • The offspring of the two strains had greatly reduced beta-amyloid protein levels and inflammation and their performance on learning and memory tests was similar to that of normal mice. (
  • But in the brain, high levels of ACE quickly and efficiently led an immune system response against beta-amyloid protein. (
  • In the new study, reported in the July 2007 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism , the scientists set out to determine if blood levels of RBP4 were directly influenced by visceral fat, which surrounds abdominal organs and has been linked to disease risk. (
  • They measured blood levels of RBP4 in 130 obese and 66 lean people. (
  • Blood levels of RBP4 measured up to 3 times higher in obese than in lean people. (
  • Those with higher blood levels of RBP4 had a corresponding increase in abdominal fat and a reduction in insulin sensitivity, regardless of their age, gender or body mass index (a ratio of weight to height). (
  • Based on study findings, increased protein intake may be recommended to patients with hypertension to help reduce blood pressure levels. (
  • As there was no difference in the blood pressure reduction achieved between soy and milk protein in this study, both of these types of proteins, and perhaps the addition of others, may be yet another way that patients can effectively manage blood pressure levels through dietary changes. (
  • Blood pressure levels during sleep are useful indicator of cardiovascular health. (
  • Many children with autism have elevated blood levels of serotonin a c. (
  • Many children with autism have elevated blood levels of serotonin a chemical with strong links to mood and anxiety. (
  • FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new study debunks the idea that the cholesterol-fighting drugs known as statins work better in people with high levels of a certain protein and may not work at all in those with low levels. (
  • However, Fonarow said, the findings do not say whether levels of the protein will affect the effectiveness of the drugs in healthy people. (
  • Some research has linked levels of C-reactive protein to better or worse effectiveness. (
  • Even people with low levels of LDL cholesterol and the protein -- those thought to perhaps be immune to the drug's effects -- showed benefits. (
  • In the big picture, Fonarow said, people shouldn't worry about levels of the protein in their bodies. (
  • Patients interested in their cardiovascular health should be most focused on achieving healthy LDL-cholesterol, blood pressure and body weight levels along with engaging in daily exercise, eating a healthy diet, not smoking and avoiding secondhand smoke," he said. (
  • Despite its low levels of the essential amino acids methionine and isoleucine, blood can be used as a source of high-quality proteins for both animal feed and human consumption, said the authors. (
  • While there is an association between increased levels of C-reactive protein and risk of developing cancer, there is no association between genetic polymorphisms influencing circulating levels of CRP and cancer risk. (
  • In studies, upper respiratory tract infections and high blood cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia) occurred in more than 10% of patients. (
  • Decreased (antigen) levels or impaired function of protein S leads to decreased degradation of factor Va and factor VIIIa and an increased propensity to venous thrombosis. (
  • Menkes disease (Menkes kinky hair syndrome) (rare - UK incidence 1/100,000) Copper deficiency Aceruloplasminemia Greater-than-normal ceruloplasmin levels may indicate or be noticed in: copper toxicity / zinc deficiency pregnancy oral contraceptive pill use lymphoma acute and chronic inflammation (it is an acute-phase reactant) rheumatoid arthritis Angina Alzheimer's disease Schizophrenia Obsessive-compulsive disorder Normal blood concentration of ceruloplasmin in humans is 20-50 mg/dL. (
  • Most carriers of this McLeod blood group phenotype have acanthocytosis and elevated serum creatine kinase levels and are prone to develop a severe neurological disorder resembling Huntington's disease. (
  • Hypertension is the chronic condition where the blood pressure is elevated beyond normal levels that vary among individuals. (
  • The elevated levels in blood pressure increases the systemic vascular pressure, which increases the workload of the heart. (
  • Serum albumin concentration is typically 35 - 50 g/L (3.5 - 5.0 mg/dL) Hypoalbuminemia means low blood albumin levels. (
  • There is no direct correlation between blood-levels and levels of daily meat consumption, suggesting a difference in metabolism of this chemical plays a greater role. (
  • As the aim of such research is to produce an animal that expresses a particular protein in high levels in, for example, its milk, microinjection is a very costly procedure that does not usually produce the desired animal. (
  • Swelling of the ankles, hands, belly or the face may occur if losses of albumin are significant and produce low serum protein levels (nephrotic syndrome). (
  • Though there is some evidence that dietary interventions (to lower red meat intake) can be helpful in lowering albuminuria levels, there is currently no evidence that low protein interventions correlate to improvement in kidney function. (
  • Low blood protein levels can result in a falsely high sodium measurement. (
  • A lack of sufficient iron levels in the blood is a reason that some people cannot donate blood. (
  • I. Effect of intake of protein, energy and blood metabolites levels" (PDF). (
  • For comparison, they used blood samples from healthy donors and small groups of people with other conditions, such as pancreatitis (chronic inflammation of the pancreas). (
  • For their new study, published online on October 15 in the journal Nature Immunology , Akassoglou and her colleagues used models of neurodegeneration simulating two major brain diseases that are associated with blood-brain barrier leakage, chronic inflammation, and vascular abnormalities: multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. (
  • A blood CRP, or C-reactive protein, level is measured to determine if inflammation is present in the body, according to MedlinePlus. (
  • A C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test is used to identify inflammation or infection in the body. (
  • Doctors may order the C-reactive protein test if symptoms suggest any kind of inflammation, particularly related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), arthritis flare-ups, or an autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. (
  • What we show is that inflammation markers [proteins] are up in these aggressive individuals," said Dr. Emil Coccaro, professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago. (
  • The blood test to evaluate inflammation won't be a diagnostic test, however, because the disorder is diagnosed by observation and reports of behavior. (
  • Both shed GP and these immune-modulators are soluble proteins that can travel in the blood stream, and this might explain how through continuing production and release of shed GP an initial immune response to the virus gets amplified and can spiral out of control, leading to high fever, massive inflammation, and possibly the shock that kills many Ebola patients. (
  • Our study shows the value of a combination strategy that delivers an enzyme to attack and destroy beta-amyloid protein in the brain and enhances the immune system's ability to clear beta-amyloid and resist other brain-damaging processes like uncontrolled inflammation," said Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, PhD, assistant professor of neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Biomedical Sciences. (
  • During inflammation, arginine amino acid residues can be enzymatically converted into citrulline residues in proteins such as vimentin, by a process called citrullination. (
  • These bands fuse and intensify in early inflammation due to an increase in alpha-1 antichymotrypsin, an acute phase protein. (
  • Scientists have tried, without great success, to find markers, or indicators, for pancreatic cancer -- proteins in the blood that consistently and specifically signal the presence of the disease. (
  • The scientists were surprised to find that the proteins could remain in the dangerous, clot-initiating shape for up to five hours before returning to their normal, healthy shape. (
  • Scientists at King's College London have identified a single blood protein that may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years before symptoms appear, a disorder that has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. (
  • Scientists are reporting discovery of a protein in the blood of lung cancer patients that could be used in a test for the disease - difficult to diagnose in its earliest and most treatable stages - and to develop drugs that stop lung cancer from spreading. (
  • Scientists have not determined if the deposits result from an overproduction of beta-amyloid protein or from an inability of mechanisms, such as the immune system, to adequately clear it. (
  • In recent years scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston have been exploring the unexpected complexity of the molecule retinol-binding protein (RBP4), once thought to have the sole purpose of ferrying vitamin A (retinol) through the bloodstream. (
  • Together, the two proteins seem to offer the best of both worlds, the scientists concluded. (
  • We hope that a better understanding of what this protein looks like will give scientists a molecular blueprint on which to base the design of more effective medications with fewer side effects. (
  • After a meal, the blood sugar (glucose) level rises as carbohydrate is digested. (
  • We were able to evaluate the association of genetic mutations in SGLT1 with the rise in blood sugar that occurs in response to dietary glucose in several large populations. (
  • Where Does Glucose Enter the Blood? (
  • This is especially important since the loss of early insulin response is the most important deficiency in diabetic individuals and a major contributor to the post-meal rise in blood glucose. (
  • Whey protein may therefore represent a novel approach for enhancing glucose-lowering strategies in type 2 diabetes. (
  • The people went back to sleep, and five hours later, they all ate a standard porridge breakfast with blood samples collected two hours later to check glucose response. (
  • That's above the very low-carb level that I know I need to stay at to keep my blood glucose in control and to avoid being hungry . (
  • In all vertebrates, the blood circulation not only represents the main transport system of nutrients, gases, ions, water, and metabolic products but also of hormones and components of the cellular and humoral immune system. (
  • They add that such treatment would be cheap and easy to administer, with patients able to use any brand of whey protein concentrate which has no added sugar or other nutrients. (
  • "Blood has excellent nutritive value, not only because of its high protein content, but also because of the bioavailability of the nutrients," ​ they said. (
  • Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body. (
  • Rice plants have been modified to increase micronutrients such as vitamin A, accelerate photosynthesis, tolerate herbicides, resist pests, increase grain size, generate nutrients, flavours or produce human proteins. (
  • The hepatic artery carries oxygen-rich blood from the aorta, whereas the portal vein carries blood rich in digested nutrients from the entire gastrointestinal tract and also from the spleen and pancreas. (
  • The increased blood flow to the affected area provides proteins, nutrients, and oxygen for better healing. (
  • In their latest study, her team observed that mice genetically engineered to lack the Lnk protein had 10 times the normal amount of HSCs in their bone marrow. (
  • Bone marrow transplants have been used for decades to treat people with some diseases of the blood or immune system. (
  • However, by six months, they exhibited increased peripheral blood cell counts, splenomegaly and an expansion of bone marrow HSCs with higher myeloid output. (
  • Haemophilia is a genetic condition where the blood does not clot as quickly as normal due to a deficiency in certain proteins. (
  • Emerging evidence points to a leaky blood-brain barrier as an early event in brain diseases that causes neurodegeneration. (
  • Our study supports that vascular damage leading to immune-driven neurodegeneration may be a common thread between diseases of different etiologies with blood-brain barrier leaks," said Akassoglou. (
  • The second job, after birth, is to continue signaling to maintain the blood-brain barrier, which gives the brain an extra layer of protection against infection transmitted through the circulatory system. (
  • They also could help clinicians develop a way to temporarily increase the penetrability of the blood-brain barrier, allowing critical drugs to pass through to the brain, says Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D., a Howard Hughes researcher and professor of molecular biology and genetics at the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. (
  • Although crucial to protecting the central nervous system, the blood-brain barrier also prevents drugs in the bloodstream from getting inside the brain to treat diseases, such as cancer. (
  • With this information in hand, we hope that someday it may be possible to temporarily loosen the blood-brain barrier, allowing life-saving drugs to pass through," says Nathans. (
  • M. J. (1967) "Fine structural localization of a blood-brain barrier to exogenous peroxidase", J. Cell. (
  • Frey, A. (1993) "Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase: Molecular Cloning and Structural and Functional Features of a Blood-Brain Barrier Marker Protein" in: The Blood-Brain Barrier: Cellular and Molecular Biology (ed. (
  • The Role of Circulating Tight Junction Proteins in Evaluating Blood Brain Barrier Disruption following Intracranial Hemorrhage," Disease Markers , vol. 2015, Article ID 860120, 12 pages, 2015. (
  • There are currently very few bio-markers for traumatic brain injury because very few of the protein markers of those injuries make their way through the blood-brain barrier. (
  • PT, a decisive virulence determinant of B. pertussis, is able to cross the blood-brain barrier by increasing its permeability. (
  • The blood is filtered across the capillary walls of this tuft through the glomerular filtration barrier, which yields its filtrate of water and soluble substances to a cup-like sac known as Bowman's capsule. (
  • That tag makes it harder for the production-slowing proteins to bind to the thrombin-synthesising machinery, allowing the proteins that speed up production to take over. (
  • In the mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, animals were treated with the antibody after they had already developed accumulations of amyloid proteins in the brain, a hallmark of the disease. (
  • The next step will be to replicate our finding in an independent study, and to confirm whether or not it is specific for Alzheimer's disease, as this could lead to the development of a reliable blood test which would help clinicians identify suitable people for prevention trials. (
  • Commenting on the study, Dr. Eric Karran of the charity Alzheimer's Research UK, said, "It will be necessary to investigate more about a possible mechanism linking this protein to changes in memory and thinking. (
  • The use of twins in the study indicated that the association between the blood protein and a ten year decline in cognitive ability was independent of age and genetics, both of which are already known to affect the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. (
  • Identifying blood markers such as MAPKAPK5, which may indicate a person's future risk of Alzheimer's disease, could contribute towards the better design of prevention trials. (
  • The next step will be to confirm whether or not our initial finding is specific for Alzheimer's disease, as this could lead to the development of a reliable blood test which would help clinicians identify suitable people for prevention trials. (
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Specialized brain proteins that are involved in the removal of damaged nerve cell materials may be detected in the blood of people who were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. (
  • For the study, blood samples were taken from 20 people who later developed Alzheimer's disease up to 10 years before they were diagnosed and then after they were diagnosed. (
  • Blood was also taken once from 26 people with Alzheimer's disease and 16 people with frontotemporal dementia, which leads to changes in personality or behavior, and also may affect the memory. (
  • Can a protein controlling blood pressure enhance immune responses and prevent Alzheimer's? (
  • Accumulation of beta-amyloid protein in the brain is strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease. (
  • By linking drugs, proteins, genetic variation and diseases, the team has suggested existing drugs that could potentially also be used to treat a different disease, and increased confidence that certain drugs currently in development might be successful in clinical trials. (
  • But the problem is that many of the functional proteins - those that have a role in determining your health - exist in very low amounts until diseases are apparent and cannot be detected or measured at early stages of medical pathology. (
  • Proteins in our blood could in future help provide a comprehensive 'liquid health check', assessing our health and predicting the likelihood that we will we will develop a range of diseases, according to research published today in Nature Medicine . (
  • This is one of the reasons why proteins are such good indicators of our current and future health state and have the potential to improve clinical prediction across different and diverse diseases. (
  • The overall aim of the PhD project is to investigate the association between dietary protein, BP and cardiovascular diseases. (
  • Inhibitors of the class of proteins to which Alpha-4Beta-1 belongs, the integrins, are being tested for use in diseases such as Crohn s disease, and these inhibitors are now attractive and rational therapies for sickle cell disease," said Parise. (
  • By extension, the protein is involved in associated diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases and cancers. (
  • Several neurodegenerative and other diseases are believed to result from the accumulation of amyloid fibrils formed by misfolded proteins. (
  • This could hopefully be used to produce pharmacological and therapeutic proteins to treat human diseases. (
  • Due to the detection of such enzymes in the blood - Abderhalden called it "Defensive enzymes" - the detection of diseases such as mental illness or cancer through blood tests should be possible. (
  • The correct three-dimensional structure is essential to function, although some parts of functional proteins may remain unfolded, so that protein dynamics is important. (
  • ELISA is a common immune-system-based assay that uses enzymes linked to an antibody or antigen as a marker for picking out specific proteins. (
  • Bombay blood group is a rare blood type in which the people have an H antigen deficiency. (
  • The histo-blood group ABO involves three carbohydrate antigens: A, B, and H. A, B, and AB individuals express a glycosyltransferase activity that converts the H antigen to the A antigen (by addition of UDP-GalNAc) or to the B antigen (by addition of UDP-Gal), whereas O individuals lack such activity. (
  • The KX blood group antigen mRNA expression pattern correlates with McLeod syndrome. (
  • The KX Blood-group Antigen (KXA) Family", which is licensed in a way that permits reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, but not under the GFDL. (
  • This encoded protein might carry the M blood group antigen. (
  • Following the primary course of 3 vaccinations, a blood test may be taken after an interval of 1-4 months to establish if there has been an adequate response, which is defined as an anti-hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-Hbs) antibody level above 100 mIU/ml. (
  • Fibrin-targeting immunotherapy could protect the brain from the toxic effects of blood leakage and may also have beneficial effects in other organs affected by inflammatory conditions with vascular damage. (
  • In additional experiments, Gu showed that overexpression of Sema3E protein in specific regions of chick embryos prevented vascular growth into those areas. (
  • Ginty and his colleagues plan to explore the role of the proteins in neural development, as well as whether the combination is involved in vascular patterning in the limbs. (
  • There are two different families of G proteins which play a crucial role in vascular remodelling. (
  • Furthermore, exciting new progress in solid-state NMR and large-scale molecular dynamics simulations allow structural insights into interactions between proteins and membrane surfaces with atomic resolution. (
  • The Laboratory of Protein Conformation and Dynamics integrates complementary biophysical and biochemical techniques to understand the molecular mechanisms of amyloid formation. (
  • But because measuring such a large number of proteins is clinically impractical, the team used quality control procedures, as well as statistical methods suggested by co-author Mark R. Segal , PhD, professor of biostatistics and director of UCSF's Center for Bioinformatics and Molecular Biostatistics, to winnow that list down to just nine proteins. (
  • They are called G q /G 11 and G 12 /G 13 after their protein components," explains Max Planck scientist Stefan Offermanns, who has been researching these proteins and their molecular signalling pathways for several years now. (
  • While many of these observations were made before the advent of modern molecular biology analyses, recent studies have provided further support to the possibility that pleomorphic bacteria may exist in human blood. (
  • The electrophoretic mobilities of these proteins will be a linear function of the logarithms of their molecular weights. (
  • Alternative splicing is a post-transcriptional modification process which is the major molecular mechanism that contributes to the protein diversity. (
  • Edestin, (also known as Edistin) is a highly-digestible, hexameric legumin protein, and a seed storage protein, with a molecular weight of 50,000. (
  • It is the primary intracellular iron-storage protein in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, keeping iron in a soluble and non-toxic form. (