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Infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (INCL) is a pediatric neurodegenerative disease caused by mutations in the human CLN1 gene. CLN1 encodes palmitoyl-protein thioesterase 1 (PPT1), suggesting an important role for the regulation of palmitoylation in normal neuronal function. To further elucidate Ppt1 function, we performed a gain-of-function modifier(More)
Palmitoylation is the post-translational addition of a palmitate moiety to a cysteine residue through a covalent thioester bond. The addition and removal of this modification is controlled by both palmitoyl acyl-transferases and thioesterases. Using bioinformatic analysis, we identified 22 DHHC family palmitoyl acyl-transferase homologs in the Drosophila(More)
BACKGROUND Poly-N-acetyl glucosamine nanofibers derived from a marine diatom have been used to increase cutaneous wound healing. These nanofibers exert their activity by specifically activating integrins, which makes them a useful tool for dissecting integrin-mediated pathways. We have shown that short-fiber poly-N-acetyl glucosamine nanofiber (sNAG)(More)
Infantile-onset Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (INCL) is a severe pediatric neurodegenerative disorder produced by mutations in the gene encoding palmitoyl-protein thioesterase 1 (Ppt1). This enzyme is responsible for the removal of a palmitate post-translational modification from an unknown set of substrate proteins. To better understand the function of(More)
Zntroduction In his book (1) on the relational model ver-sion2, Codd defines a a-valued propositional logic with two different valuations for missing information, aissing-and-applicable~ and missing-and-irmpplicable. The truth tables are the following (+ is disjunction, ~ conjunction, N() negation): x I N(x) x÷y I t a I f xly I t a I f *1 f tltttt tltalf a(More)
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