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We have previously demonstrated that the expression of calcineurin-like phosphoesterase domain containing 1 (CPPED1) decreases in adipose tissue (AT) after weight reduction. However, the function of CPPED1 in AT is unknown. Therefore, we investigated whether the change in CPPED1 expression is connected to changes in adipocyte glucose metabolism. First, we(More)
Nerve injury and the consequent release of interleukins (ILs) are processes implicated in pain transmission. To study the potential role of IL-1 in the pathogenesis of allodynia and hyperalgesia, IL-1alpha and comparative IL-1beta, IL-6, and IL-10 mRNA levels were quantified using competitive RT-PCR of the lumbar spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia (DRG;(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic opiate use produces molecular and cellular adaptations in the nervous system that lead to tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction. Genome-wide comparison of morphine-induced changes in brain transcription of mouse strains with different opioid-related phenotypes provides an opportunity to discover the relationship between gene(More)
We investigated the effects of obesity surgery-induced weight loss on transcription factor 7-like 2 gene (TCF7L2) alternative splicing in adipose tissue and liver. Furthermore, we determined the association of TCF7L2 splicing with the levels of plasma glucose and serum free fatty acids (FFAs) in three independent studies (n = 216). Expression of the short(More)
alpha-Synuclein is a presynaptic protein proposed to serve as a negative regulator of dopaminergic neurotransmission. Recent research has implicated alpha-synuclein in chronic neuroadaptations produced by psychostimulant and opiate use, as well as in genetically determined susceptibility to alcoholism in humans. The aim of our study was to characterize the(More)
Alternative splicing (AS) is a mechanism by which multiple mRNA transcripts are generated from a single gene. According to recent reports approximately 95-100% of human multi-exon genes undergo AS. This increases the amount of functionally different protein isoforms, and in some cases leads to metabolic diseases. Herein we provide a brief overview of the(More)
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