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Lixiao Che et al.
Cell death and differentiation, 27(8), 2402-2416 (2020-03-07)
BRUCE is a DNA damage response protein that promotes the activation of ATM and ATR for homologous recombination (HR) repair in somatic cells, making BRUCE a key protector of genomic stability. Preservation of genomic stability in the germline is essential
Michal Hensler et al.
Lipids in health and disease, 10, 128-128 (2011-08-04)
Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFA) of marine origin exert multiple beneficial effects on health. Our previous study in mice showed that reduction of adiposity by LC n-3 PUFA was associated with both, a shift in adipose tissue
Marina Avetisyan et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(33), 11543-11558 (2015-08-21)
Factors providing trophic support to diverse enteric neuron subtypes remain poorly understood. We tested the hypothesis that hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and the HGF receptor MET might support some types of enteric neurons. HGF and MET are expressed in fetal
Patrick W Heiser et al.
Development (Cambridge, England), 133(10), 2023-2032 (2006-04-14)
A recent study has shown that deletion of beta-catenin within the pancreatic epithelium results in a loss of pancreas mass. Here, we show that ectopic stabilization of beta-catenin within mouse pancreatic epithelium can have divergent effects on both organ formation
J I Belle et al.
Cell death and differentiation, 23(5), 759-775 (2016-01-16)
p53 is a central mediator of cellular stress responses, and its precise regulation is essential for the normal progression of hematopoiesis. MYSM1 is an epigenetic regulator essential for the maintenance of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) function, hematopoietic progenitor survival, and
Luis F Menezes et al.
EBioMedicine, 5, 183-192 (2016-04-15)
The major gene mutated in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease was first identified over 20 years ago, yet its function remains poorly understood. We have used a systems-based approach to examine the effects of acquired loss of Pkd1 in adult
Alexander Gow
Methods in enzymology, 491, 143-161 (2011-02-19)
In recent years, recognition of the importance of protein aggregation in human diseases has increasingly come to the fore and it is clear that many degenerative disorders involve activation of a metabolic signaling cascade known as the unfolded protein response
Keisuke Yanagida et al.
Developmental cell, 52(6), 779-793 (2020-02-16)
Transcriptional mechanisms that drive angiogenesis and organotypic vascular endothelial cell specialization are poorly understood. Here, we show that retinal endothelial sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors (S1PRs), which restrain vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced angiogenesis, spatially restrict expression of JunB, a member of
Jingyuan Li et al.
Developmental cell, 33(2), 125-135 (2015-04-14)
During embryogenesis, ectodermal stem cells adopt different fates and form diverse ectodermal organs, such as teeth, hair follicles, mammary glands, and salivary glands. Interestingly, these ectodermal organs differ in their tissue homeostasis, which leads to differential abilities for continuous growth
H Carlijne Hassing et al.
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), 55(6), 1746-1753 (2012-01-12)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) impairs hepatic clearance of atherogenic postprandial triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (TRLs). We recently reported that livers from T2DM db/db mice markedly overexpress the heparan sulfate glucosamine-6-O-endosulfatase-2 (SULF2), an enzyme that removes 6-O sulfate groups from heparan sulfate
Bàrbara Laviña et al.
Development (Cambridge, England), 145(13) (2018-06-02)
Formation and homeostasis of the vascular system requires several coordinated cellular functions, but their precise interplay during development and their relative importance for vascular pathologies remain poorly understood. Here, we investigated the endothelial functions regulated by Cdc42 and their in
Fei Chen et al.
Cell death & disease, 11(7), 501-501 (2020-07-08)
During radiologic or nuclear accidents, high-dose ionizing radiation (IR) can cause gastrointestinal syndrome (GIS), a deadly disorder that urgently needs effective therapy. Unfortunately, current treatments based on natural products and antioxidants have shown very limited effects in alleviating deadly GIS.
Qays Kharouf et al.
British journal of pharmacology, 177(16), 3712-3729 (2020-05-05)
Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels are encoded by four genes (HCN1-4) with distinct biophysical properties and functions within the brain. HCN4 channels activate slowly at robust hyperpolarizing potentials, making them more likely to be engaged during hyperexcitable neuronal network activity
Effects of Repeated Intraperitoneal Injection of Pharmaceutical-grade and Nonpharmaceutical-grade Corn Oil in Female C57BL/6J Mice
Hubbard JS, et al.
Journal of the American Association For Laboratory Animal Science, 56(6), 779-785 (2017)
Sungho Jin et al.
Journal of neuroinflammation, 17(1), 195-195 (2020-06-21)
A growing body of evidence shows that hypothalamic inflammation is an important factor in the initiation of obesity. In particular, reactive gliosis accompanied by inflammatory responses in the hypothalamus are pivotal cellular events that elicit metabolic abnormalities. In this study
Corentine Marie et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(35), E8246-E8255 (2018-08-16)
Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) constitute the main proliferative cells in the adult brain, and deregulation of OPC proliferation-differentiation balance results in either glioma formation or defective adaptive (re)myelination. OPC differentiation requires significant genetic reprogramming, implicating chromatin remodeling. Mounting evidence indicates
Aase Ertesvag et al.
Immunology, 126(4), 514-522 (2008-09-10)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is an essential cytokine for T-lymphocyte homeostasis. We have previously reported that all-trans retinoic acid (atRA) enhances the secretion of IL-2 from human peripheral blood T cells in vitro, followed by increased proliferation and inhibition of spontaneous cell
Chun-Ling Dai et al.
Neurobiology of aging, 70, 40-50 (2018-06-27)
The ogt gene encodes O-linked N-acetylglucosamine transferase (O-GlcNAc transferase [OGT]) that catalyzes the transfer of β-N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) from the uridine-diphosphate-GlcNAc to the hydroxyl group of serine or threonine residues of nucleocytoplasmic proteins. This process is a common protein posttranslational modification
Su Yang et al.
Neuron, 81(2), 349-365 (2014-01-28)
Although protein-misfolding-mediated neurodegenerative diseases have been linked to aging, how aging contributes to selective neurodegeneration remains unclear. We established spinocerebellar ataxia 17 (SCA17) knockin mice that inducibly express one copy of mutant TATA box binding protein (TBP) at different ages
Tadeja Rezen et al.
BMC genomics, 10, 384-384 (2009-08-21)
Detoxification in the liver involves activation of nuclear receptors, such as the constitutive androstane receptor (CAR), which regulate downstream genes of xenobiotic metabolism. Frequently, the metabolism of endobiotics is also modulated, resulting in potentially harmful effects. We therefore used 1,4-Bis
Zhentian Wang et al.
Cancer cell, 37(6), 834-849 (2020-05-23)
Molecular mechanisms underlying adaptive targeted therapy resistance in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are poorly understood. Here, we identify SETD5 as a major driver of PDAC resistance to MEK1/2 inhibition (MEKi). SETD5 is induced by MEKi resistance and its deletion restores
Rebecca Gentek et al.
Immunity, 48(6), 1160-1171 (2018-06-03)
Hematopoiesis occurs in distinct waves. "Definitive" hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) with the potential for all blood lineages emerge in the aorta-gonado-mesonephros, while "primitive" progenitors, whose potential is thought to be limited to erythrocytes, megakaryocytes, and macrophages, arise earlier in the
Liang-Yin Chou et al.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 34(4), 5767-5781 (2020-03-05)
Chondrocytes in growth plates are responsible for longitudinal growth in long bones during endochondral ossification. Discoidin domain receptor 1 (Ddr1) is expressed in chondrocytes, but the molecular mechanisms by which DDR1 regulates chondrocyte behaviors during the endochondral ossification process remain
Matthew R McFarlane et al.
Journal of lipid research, 56(8), 1560-1571 (2015-04-22)
SREBP cleavage-activating protein (Scap) is an endoplasmic reticulum membrane protein required for cleavage and activation of sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs), which activate the transcription of genes in sterol and fatty acid biosynthesis. Liver-specific loss of Scap is well tolerated;
Jia Zou et al.
Epilepsia, 58(12), 2053-2063 (2017-10-13)
Epilepsy is one of the most prominent symptoms of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a genetic disorder, and may be related to developmental defects resulting from impaired TSC1 or TSC2 gene function in astrocytes and neurons. Inactivation of the Tsc1 gene
Anna Benedykcinska et al.
Disease models & mechanisms, 9(2), 211-220 (2015-12-26)
Targeted cell- or region-specific gene recombination is widely used in the functional analysis of genes implicated in development and disease. In the brain, targeted gene recombination has become a mainstream approach to study neurodegeneration or tumorigenesis. The use of the
Ahmed Ragheb et al.
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2011, 620319-620319 (2009-12-31)
This descriptive study investigates in a rabbit model of atherosclerosis (i) the extent of atherogenesis induced by cyclosporine A (CsA) or hyperlipidemia alone or in combination and (ii) whether thymoquinone (TQ), a known herbal antioxidant, offers protection against these effects.
Elahu G Sustarsic et al.
Cell metabolism, 28(1), 159-174 (2018-06-05)
Activation of energy expenditure in thermogenic fat is a promising strategy to improve metabolic health, yet the dynamic processes that evoke this response are poorly understood. Here we show that synthesis of the mitochondrial phospholipid cardiolipin is indispensable for stimulating
Oliver H Bell et al.
Frontiers in immunology, 10, 3033-3033 (2020-01-30)
Background: Whether retinal microglia can maintain or restore immune homeostasis during and after inflammation is unclear. We performed single-eye mRNA-sequencing on microglia at different timepoints following a single inflammatory stimulus to characterise their transcriptome during and after resolution of endotoxin-induced
Sichen Du et al.
Human gene therapy, 30(2), 155-167 (2018-08-21)
Gaucher disease (GD) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the GBA gene. Enzyme replacement treatment is the most effective therapy available for type 1 GD patients, but it is very expensive and does not improve
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