The examination was performed whether aquaporin (AQP) 9 is expressed in normal skeletal muscle at mRNA and protein levels. Gel electrophoresis of the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) product of total RNA samples of human normal muscles by oligonucleotide primers for human AQP9 showed a band of 221 basepairs, which corresponded to the basepair length between two primers of AQP9. The nucleotide sequence of RT-PCR product coincided with that of human AQP9. Immunoblot analysis revealed that the rabbit and sheep antibodies against the synthetic peptide of the C-terminal cytoplasmic domain of human AQP9 molecule reacted with a protein of approximately 30 kDa molecular weight in extracts of human normal skeletal muscles. Immunohistochemistry with our anti-AQP9 antibodies showed an immunoreaction at the myofiber surface of both type 1 and type 2 fibers with almost equal staining intensity in human skeletal muscles. The implication of AQP9 expression in skeletal myofibers was discussed.
Endothelial nitric oxide synthase polymorphism G298T in association with oxidative DNA damage in coronary atherosclerosis
Content Type Journal Article
Category Research Note
RAJESH G. KUMAR, Department of Genetics, Osmania Univers ... more
A micropropagation protocol was developed for multiplication of seedless lemon (Citrus limon L. cv. Kaghzi Kalan) using nodal explants. The maximum shoot regeneration was observed on low level of BAP (0.1 mg l−1) or kinetin (0.5 mg l−1). BA was recorded to be better than kinetin in terms of ... more
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