Bryan P. Haines

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Neuroglobin (Ngb) is a hypoxia-inducible protein with cytoprotective effects in animal models of stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and related disorders, but the molecular mechanisms involved in its induction are unknown. We tested the hypothesis that hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) regulates Ngb levels, using shRNA-mediated knockdown and lentiviral(More)
BACKGROUND Fibronectin leucine rich transmembrane (FLRT) proteins have dual properties as regulators of cell adhesion and potentiators of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) mediated signalling. The mechanism by which the latter is achieved is still unknown and is the subject of this investigation. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Here we show that FLRT1 is a target for(More)
We have analysed the expression during mid-gestation mouse development of the four member LRRTM gene family which encodes type 1 transmembrane proteins containing 10 extracellular leucine rich repeats and a short intracellular tail. Each family member has a developmentally regulated pattern of expression distinct from all other members. LRRTM1 is expressed(More)
Within the mammalian genome, there are many multimember gene families that encode membrane proteins with extracellular leucine rich repeats which are thought to act as cell adhesion or signalling molecules. We previously showed that the members of the NLRR gene family are expressed in a developmentally restricted manner in the mouse with NLRR-1 being(More)
During vertebrate embryogenesis, the somites form by segmentation of the trunk mesoderm, lateral to the neural tube, in an anterior to posterior direction. Analysis of differential gene expression during somitogenesis has been problematic due to the limited amount of tissue available from early mouse embryos. To circumvent these problems, we developed a(More)
We have analysed the expression during mouse development of the four member Lingo/LERN gene family which encodes type 1 transmembrane proteins containing 12 extracellular leucine rich repeats, an immunoglobulin C2 domain and a short intracellular tail. Each family member has a distinct pattern of expression in the mouse embryo as is the case for the related(More)
Mitochondria play a critical role in cell survival and death after cerebral ischemia. Uncoupling proteins (UCPs) are inner mitochondrial membrane proteins that disperse the mitochondrial proton gradient by translocating H(+) across the inner membrane in order to stabilize the inner mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨ(m)) and reduce the formation of(More)
Protocadherin 19 (Pcdh19) is an X-linked gene belonging to the protocadherin superfamily, whose members are predominantly expressed in the central nervous system and have been implicated in cell-cell adhesion, axon guidance and dendrite self-avoidance. Heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in humans result in the childhood epilepsy disorder PCDH19 Girls(More)
Neuroglobin is a hypoxia-inducible, neuroprotective protein related to myoglobin and hemoglobin, but little is known about its neurodevelopmental expression or function. To begin to explore these issues, we measured neuroglobin protein expression during neuronal differentiation of human embryonic stem cells in vitro and in the neurogenic subventricular zone(More)
The apical ectodermal ridge (AER), a thickening of the limb epi-thelium at its distal tip, is pivotal for maintaining vertebrate limb outgrowth. In a recent study, Flrt3 has been involved in the activation of ERK by FGFs. Moreover, Flrt3 has been described as a trans-membrane protein able to interact with FGF receptors modulating, this way, FGFR signaling,(More)