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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to translate the evidence-based Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) II intervention for use in 4 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). A secondary aim was to examine possible moderators of treatment outcome. DESIGN AND METHODS We used a quasi-experimental pre-post treatment design with no control group.(More)
In principle, the generation, transmission, and dissipation of supercoiling forces are determined by the arrangement of the physical barriers defining topological boundaries and the disposition of enzymes creating (polymerases and helicases, etc.) or releasing (topoisomerases) torsional strain in DNA. These features are likely to be characteristic for(More)
At least 20 different isoforms of the human CD44 lymphocyte-homing receptor/hyaluronan receptor have been described to date that arise from the differential splicing of up to 10 alternative exons (termed v1-v10) encoding the membrane-proximal extracellular domain. Although numerous analyses at the mRNA level have indicated tissue-specific expression of CD44(More)
The c-myc regulatory region includes binding sites for a large set of transcription factors. The present studies demonstrate that in the absence of FBP [far upstream element (FUSE)-binding protein], which binds to the single-stranded FUSE, the remainder of the set fails to sustain endogenous c-myc expression. A dominant-negative FBP DNA-binding domain(More)
Soluble forms of ICAM-1, VCAM-1, E-selectin, L-selectin, P-selectin and, more recently, ICAM-3 are known to exist in human serum and have elevated levels in numerous diseases. Previous studies have demonstrated that in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) the levels of circulating sICAM-1 and sE-selectin are elevated relative to healthy controls. We have compared the(More)
FUSE-binding protein (FBP) binds the single-stranded far upstream element of active c-myc genes, possesses potent transcription activation and repression domains, and is necessary for c-myc expression. A novel 60 kDa protein, the FBP interacting repressor (FIR), blocked activator-dependent, but not basal, transcription through TFIIH. Recruited through FBP's(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the KLK3 gene on chromosome 19q13.33 are associated with serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. Recent genome wide association studies of prostate cancer have yielded conflicting results for association of the same SNPs with prostate cancer risk. Since the KLK3 gene encodes the PSA protein that forms the(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of 10 different cancers have identified pleiotropic cancer predisposition loci across a region of chromosome 5p15.33 that includes the TERT and CLPTM1L genes. Of these, susceptibility alleles for pancreatic cancer have mapped to the CLPTM1L gene, thus prompting an investigation of the function of CLPTM1L in the(More)
Understanding the language encrypted in the gene regulatory regions of the human genome is a challenging goal for the genomic era. Although customary extrapolations from steady-state mRNA levels have been effective, deciphering these regulatory codes will require additional empirical data sets that more closely reflect the dynamic progression of molecular(More)
The far-upstream element-binding protein (FBP) is one of several recently described factors which bind to a single strand of DNA in the 5' region of the c-myc gene. Although cotransfection of FBP increases expression from a far-upstream element-bearing c-myc promoter reporter, the mechanism of this stimulation is heretofore unknown. Can a(More)