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Cardiomyocyte antihypertrophic effect of adipocyte tissue conditioned medium from rats and its abrogation by obesity is mediated by the leptin to adiponectin ratioDownload
White adipocytes are known to function as endocrine organs by secreting a plethora of bioactive adipokines which can regulate cardiac function including the development of hypertrophy. We determined whether adipose tissue conditioned medium (ATCM) generated from the epididymal regions of normal...
Characterisation of novel potential phosphorylation sites in the tumour suppressor Merlin in DrosophilaDownload
Neurofibromatosis Type II is an inherited cancer that manifests as various tumours in the nervous system. Mutations and deletions in the tumour suppressor Merlin (moesin, ezrin, radixin-like protein) are linked to the development of the disease. The mechanism by which Merlin suppresses cell...
Defects in DNA replication and chromosome condensation are common phenotypes in cancer cells. A link between replication and condensation has been established, but little is known about the role of checkpoints in monitoring chromosome condensation. We investigate this function by live analysis,...
The vast majority of anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALK+ALCL) tumors carry the genetic translocation t(2;5)(p23;q35), leading to production of the constitutively active fusion tyrosine kinase NPM-ALK. NPM-ALK expression and its potent transformative properties...
Background Glyceroneogenesis is an important step in the control of fatty acid re-esterification with PEPCK and PDK4 being identified as key enzymes in this process. We have previously shown that glyceroneogenic enzymes such as PDK4 are rapidly induced in white adipose tissue during exercise....
RNA interference (RNAi) has enabled the study of gene function with unprecedented specificity and reliability. Almost twenty years after the discovery of RNAi, we now know that this process is carried out by a set of evolutionarily conserved proteins. In mammals, these proteins form part of the...
The Reelin-Disabled-1 (Dab1) signaling pathway plays a key role in regulating neuronal positioning and synaptic plasticity. Binding of Reelin to its receptors induces tyrosine phosphorylation of the intracellular adaptor protein Dab1. Tyrosine-phosphorylated Dab1 not only rapidly transmits the...
Enhanced expression and activity of the Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1) has been implicated in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in various experimental models. The upregulation of NHE1 was correlated with an increase in osteopontin (OPN) expression in models of cardiac hypertrophy (CH), and the...
Malignant glioma (MG), comprised of grade III (anaplastic astrocytoma) and grade IV (glioblastoma) astrocytoma, is the most common adult brain tumour, with an incidence of ~4 in 100 000 people. Despite aggressive treatment with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, survival remains dismal, with...