We investigated the effect of proteases, widely used for neuron isolation in electrophysiological studies, on the amplitude and kinetic characteristics of persistent sodium current (INaP) in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. Properties of INaP were studied on neurons isolated by mechanical treatment (control group) and by mechanical and enzymatic treatment using pronase E (from Streptomyces griseus) or protease type XXIII (from Aspergillus oryzae). We show that in neurons isolated with pronase E kinetic of activation and density of INaP was unaltered. Enzymatic treatment with protease type XXIII did not alter INaP activation but result in significant decrease in INaP density. Our data indicates that enzymatic treatment using pronase E for neuron isolation is preferable for investigation of INaP ...
The mature peptides, Lchalpha and Lchbeta, interact synergistically to possess antibiotic activity against Gram-positive bacteria within a nanomolar concentration range, though the individual peptides were shown to be active at micromolar concentrations. The bactericidal activity of lantibiotics is based on depolarization of energized bacterial cytoplasmic membranes, initiated by the formation of aqueous transmembrane pores. Combined LchA1 and LchA2 peptides also inhibit Bacillus sp. HIL-Y85/54728, L.lactis DPC3417 and B.halodurans C-125, which produce lantibiotics themselves. Inactivated by proteinase K and pronase E, but not by trypsin and chymotrypsin ...
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Cell culture. The suspension of CWR22Pc cells was prepared from androgen-dependent human primary prostate tumor xenograft, CWR22P (a gift from Dr. Thomas Pretlow, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH), using a method described previously for the dissociation of human prostate cancer tissue (9). Briefly, under sterile conditions, six tumors were dissected from the mice and minced. The minced tumor was washed thrice in RPMI 1640 (Life Technologies) supplemented with 20% fetal bovine serum (FBS; Life Technologies) and the tumor tissue was digested serially with 0.1% Pronase E (EMD Pharmaceuticals) in Joklik-modified MEM (Sigma). The Pronase E digest fractions were filtered through a single layer of a NITEX 250-μm-porosity membrane (Safer America) and centrifuged at 97 × g for 7.5 min at 4°C. The pellets were resuspended in RPMI 1640 supplemented with 20% FBS. The cells were counted and the cell viability was confirmed by trypan blue exclusion. The cells were cultured in RPMI 1640 ...
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Previously, we documented the presence of ovulation-inducing factor (OIF) in the seminal plasma of llamas and alpacas. The purpose of the study was to define the biochemical characteristics of the molecule(s) in seminal plasma responsible for inducing ovulation. In Experiment 1, llama seminal plasma was centrifuged using filtration devices with nominal molecular mass cut-offs of 30, 10 and 5 kDa. Female llamas (n = 9 per group) were treated i.m. with whole seminal plasma (positive control), phosphate-buffered saline (negative control), or the fraction of seminal plasma equal or higher than 30 kDa, 10 to 30 kDa, 5 to 10 kDa, or | 5 kDa. In Experiment 2, female llamas (n = 7 per group) were given an i.m. dose of seminal plasma treated previously by: 1) enzymatic digestion with proteinase-K, 2) incubation with charcoal-dextran, 3) heating to 65°C, or 4) untreated (control). In Experiment 3, female llamas (n = 10 per group) were given an i.m. dose of pronase-treated or non-treated (control) seminal plasma.
Samson, A. L., Nevin, S. T. and Medcalf, R. L. (2008) Low molecular weight contaminants in commercial preparations of plasmin and t-PA activate neurons. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 6 12: 2218-2220. doi:10.1111/j.1538-7836.2008.03174.x ...
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Notes Each preparation in this exercise has a control (untreated) and enzyme treated slide. Each pair should be examined and compared. The pairs represent a view of similar cells which have had something removed by enzymatic digestion. You should determine which structures were removed by the enzyme treatment. Figure 2.4a presents an image of feulgen stained liver cells (left) and a similar section (right) stained identically, but pretreated with the enzyme DNAase. There are prominent nuclei present before DNAase treatment, but they are absent after treatment with the enzyme. Thus, the conclusion that nuclei contain significant amounts of DNA. Return to Table of Contents ...
Macrophage suppression has been shown to be mediated by a unique, low molecular weight fraction of murine serum. The present investigation involves the in vitro production of this macrophage modulator (suppressor) by Concanavalin A-stimulated spleen cells. Spleen cell culture supernatant containing macrophage suppressor factor (MSF) caused a significant decrease in in vitro phagocytosis of Listeria monocytogenes by non-elicited peritoneal macrophages. The molecular weight of MSF was determined by ultrafiltration to be less than 10,000, and the modulating activity of MSF was not altered by heating at 100°C for 30 minutes or freezing at -70°C for six months. MSF is resistant to treatment with Pronase E, but is, however, sensitive to acid hydrolysis. Activity of MSF in spleen cell culture supernatants from normal mice does not differ from supernatants from mice immunized with L. monocytogenes. It was therefore concluded that MSF is not affected by antigenic stimulation and is apparently produced
Enzyme treatment is the mainstay for management of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in dogs. Enteric-coated preparations have been developed to protect the enzyme from degradation in the stomach, but their efficacy has not been critically evaluated. The hypothesis of the current study was that enteric coating would have no effect on the efficacy of pancreatic enzyme treatment for dogs with EPI. Thirty-eight client-owned dogs with naturally occurring EPI were included in this multicentre, blinded, randomised controlled trial. Dogs received either an enteric-coated enzyme preparation (test treatment) or an identical preparation without the enteric coating (control treatment) over a period of 56 days. There were no significant differences in either signalment or cobalamin status (where cobalamin deficient or not) between the dogs on the test and control treatments. Body weight and body condition score increased in both groups during the trial (P<0.001) but the magnitude of increase was greater for
The following is an encore presentation of an interview held on October 9th, 2012. Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez has since passed on July 21, 2015.. The Truth Behind the Clinical Trial of the Enzyme Treatment of Cancer was one of the topics of discussion when Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, interviewed Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez. Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D., graduated from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, with a degree in English Literature. He subsequently worked as a journalist, first at Time Inc., before pursuing premedical studies at Columbia. He then received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1983. During a postgraduate immunology fellowship under Dr. Robert A. Good, considered the father of modern immunology, he completed a research study evaluating an aggressive nutritional therapy in the treatment of advanced cancer. Since 1987, Dr. Gonzalez has been in private practice in New York City, treating patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious degenerative ...
Preparation of fixed cortical slices and enzymatic treatments. The methods of fixation of cortical slices and enzymatic treatments have been described elsewhere (Yamamoto et al., 2000). In brief, the occipital cortex was dissected from P7 rat pups (Sprague Dawley) and then cut into 250-μm-thick slices. These slices were immersed in a solution containing 3.5% paraformaldehyde for 3 hr at 4°C. After extensive washes, these slices were incubated in an enzyme solution of either chondroitinase ABC (5 U/ml) or PSA-specific endoneuraminidase (endo N) (1:2000 in HBSS) for 8-9 hr, followed by several washes before culturing with living thalamic explants. Cortical slices were fixed before enzymatic treatment because this incubation duration, although necessary for adequate enzymatic removal of the various substrates (see below), is too long for living slices to endure. Phosphatidylinositol phospholipase C (PI-PLC; 0.5-1 U/ml) was applied for 15 min to living cortical slices, because this enzyme failed ...
CARMIEL, Israel, April 2, 2013-- Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc., announced today that the first patient has been treated in the Companys phase I clinical trial of PRX-112, or Oral GCD, the Companys orally-administered enzyme product candidate for the treatment of Gaucher disease.
Supplementary Materials [Supplemental Data] M804288200_index. the chondroitin and heparan sulfate compositions of and have a high content of free-amine-containing disaccharides compared with samples obtained from Chinese hamster ovary cells, mice, and (Zurich STA-9090 strain), were grown according to established procedures. were prepared in a similar way except that this samples were first delipidated with acetone (3) before Rabbit polyclonal to ZNF512 Pronase digestion and subsequent anion-exchange chromatography. All preparations were desalted by gel filtration (PD-10, GE Healthcare). GAGs were digested with 1 milliunit each of heparin lyases I, II, and III (Seikagaku, Tokyo) for 16 h at 37 C in 50 l of buffer made up of 40 mm ammonium acetate and 3.3 mm calcium acetate, pH 7, or for 3 h at 37 C with 25 milliunits of chondroitinase ABC (Seikagaku, Tokyo) in 100 l of buffer containing 50 mm Tris and 50 mm sodium acetate, pH 8.0 (28). Bovine Corneal KS (Sigma-Aldrich) was STA-9090 digested with ...
A glass-adherent human lymphoma cell line was found to produce an inhibitor of human in vitro lymphocyte blastogenic responses. The responses to mitogens, antigens, and allogeneic leukocytes were inhibited over 90%, as assayed by DNA synthesis or morphology. The effect was not associated with cytotoxicity and was reversible by washing the inhibited cells. The material was a nondialyzable, heat-stable protein. Its activity was not affected by its deoxyribonuclease and ribonuclease but was destroyed by Pronase. Most important, the inhibitor was species and tissue specific; it did not inhibit mouse lymphocytes or a variety of human tissue culture cell lines. The relationship of this material to regulation of lymphoid function and to the etiology and pathogenesis of cancer is discussed.. ...
Summary Three methods of pelleting, ultracentrifugation (95000 g for 60 min), precipitation with polyethylene glycol 6000 (5% v/v), and with ammonium sulphate (38% w/v), were used to concentrate human cytomegalovirus (CMV) from tissue culture fluids. Maximum recovery of infectious virus particles was obtained with the polyethylene glycol (PEG) method. The precipitating activity of PEG 6000 and PEG 20000 was then compared at different concentrations. The best results were obtained with PEG 6000 at a final concentration of 5% (v/v). Changes in pH or salt concentration, treatment of the concentrates with Pronase and long periods of time at 4 °C significantly reduced the number of biologically active CMV particles recovered by PEG precipitation.
This assay measures the release of reducing sugars (including xylose and arabinose) during the enzymatic treatment of xylan. If you have reducing sugars (e.g. glucose) in your media, it will also be detected, so you will always have to compare to a control culture with no xylanase ...
The gross effect of protein factors from mouse salivary glands and certain snake venoms on the growth, in tissue culture, of expiants of sensory ganglia from chick embryos is well established (Levi-Montalcini, 1964, 1965; Angeletti, Calissano, Chen & Levi-Montalcini, 1967; Banks et al. 1968; Varon, Nomura & Shooter, 1967a, b). The effects of these substances, called nerve growth factors, on individual neurons in vitro have, however, been little investigated and no quantitative studies have been reported. In order to make such a study we required a method of making cell suspensions of high density from chick embryonic sensory ganglia: the target tissue normally used for the assay of nerve growth factors.. Several methods for obtaining dispersed cells from nervous tissue are recorded in the literature and, of these methods, micro-dissection of mammalian central nervous tissue (Hyden, 1959; Lowry, 1962; Hyden & Lange, 1965) appears to result in the least damage to cells.. ...
In the deep abdominal extensor muscles of spiny lobsters (Panulirus- pennicillatus), the common excitor axon of segment II was eliminated by intracellular injection of pronase. At 1 to 23 days after the operation, the quantal content of excitatory postsynaptic currents (EPSCs), elicited by stimulation of the specific excitor of the L1 muscle, was determined in a specific area of the L1 muscle, both in the operated and in the contralateral control side. The EPSCs in the operated muscles had about a 5 times higher quantal content compared to those in the controls, the change developing within 1 to 2 days after operation. In camera lucida drawings of preparations stained with methylene blue, increased branching of the remaining excitatory axon was obvious at more than 4 days after the operation. To investigate the possibility of contribution of central mechanisms (Rotshenker, S. (1979) J. Physiol. (Lond.) 292: 535-547). to this effect, the bundle of five axons to the deep abdominal extensors of ...
Cathy, We are using Chemicons antibody (cat# MAB805) (clones 20/11 and 2/6). We pretreat in 0.01% Pronase at room temperature for 10 minutes. The antibody is run at 1:500 and detected by Vectors Elite ABC technique. It seems to be working nicely. ,Dear histonetters, , , Does anyone have any experience with adenovirus testing on ,paraffin-embedded tissue? What is the most current method available to ,detect adenovirus infection in tissue? , ,With many thanks, , ,Cathy Fragiskatos ,Royal Victoria Hospital ,Montreal, Quebec ,Canada. , Phyllis Davie Clinical Laboratory Supervisor PhenoPath Laboratories Seattle, WA [email protected] (206)374-9009 phone (206)374-9009 fax ...
A method for treating plant materials to release fermentable sugars is disclosed. More specifically, an enzymatic hydrolysis process for treating lignocellulosic materials performed under vacuum and producing a sugar rich process stream that may subsequently be subjected to fermentation to produce biofuels and chemicals is disclosed.
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Patients are eligible for inclusion in this NIS if they have taken anastrozole either upfront or following two to three years of tamoxifen treatment (switch) for at least three and not more than six months prior to offering an individual participation in this program. Treatment should follow local therapy guidelines and standard practice. Treatment decisions for patients participating in this study including assessments or supportive therapy during follow-up visits will also follow guidelines and remain independent of the program ...
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CPAE is an endothelial cell line derived from the main stem pulmonary artery of a young cow (Bos taurus). This line was initiated in January, 1979 by P. Del Vecchio from artery lumen scrapings dispersed by enzyme treatment.