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Serine hydrolases represent one of the largest and most diverse families of enzymes in higher eukaryotes, comprising numerous proteases, lipases, esterases, and amidases. The activities of many serine hydrolases are tightly regulated by posttranslational mechanisms, limiting the suitability of standard genomics and proteomics methods for the functional(More)
BACKGROUND The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers amyloid β (Aβ)-42, total-tau (T-tau), and phosphorylated-tau (P-tau) demonstrate good diagnostic accuracy for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, there are large variations in biomarker measurements between studies, and between and within laboratories. The Alzheimer's Association has initiated a global(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease (AD) are increasingly used in clinical settings, research and drug trials. However, their broad-scale use on different technology platforms is hampered by the lack of standardization at the level of sample handling, determination of concentrations of analytes and the absence of well-defined(More)
Pleiotrophin (HB-GAM), an extracellular matrix-associated protein with a high content of basic amino acid residues, is expressed in the central nervous system during late pre- and early post-natal development and promotes neurite outgrowth in vitro. Here, we show that, on a substratum of pleiotrophin formed from a 5 or 10 microg/ml solution,(More)
Proteins coimmunoprecipitating with protein kinase C (PKC) epsilon in fibroblasts were identified through matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF m/s). This method identified myosin IIA in PKC epsilon immunoprecipitates, as well as known PKC epsilon binding proteins, actin, beta'Cop and cytokeratin. Myosin is(More)
Treatment of [3H]-choline- or [14C]-ethanolamine-labelled undifferentiated bipolar and differentiated multipolar CG-4 line oligodendrocytes with 12-0-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) to activate protein kinase C stimulated the release of choline or ethanolamine metabolites to the medium over controls. Ro31-8220, a PKC inhibitor, reduced TPA-stimulated(More)