Alex Elbrecht

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PPAR gamma is an adipocyte-specific nuclear hormone receptor. Agonists of PPAR gamma, such as thiazolidinediones (TZDs), promote adipocyte differentiation and have insulin-sensitizing effects in animals and diabetic patients. Affymetrix oligonucleotide arrays representing 6347 genes were employed to profile the gene expression responses of mature 3T3-L1(More)
The liver X receptors, LXRalpha and LXRbeta, are members of the nuclear receptor superfamily. Originally identified as orphans, both receptor subtypes have since been shown to be activated by naturally occurring oxysterols. LXRalpha knockout mice fail to regulate cyp7a mRNA levels upon cholesterol feeding, implicating the role of this receptor in(More)
MOTIVATION Many bioinformatic approaches exist for finding novel genes within genomic sequence data. Traditionally, homology search-based methods are often the first approach employed in determining whether a novel gene exists that is similar to a known gene. Unfortunately, distantly related genes or motifs often are difficult to find using single(More)
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