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Posttranslational modifications such as phosphorylation are universally acknowledged regulators of protein function. Recently we characterised a striated muscle-specific isoform of the formin FHOD3 that displays distinct subcellular targeting and protein half-life compared to its non-muscle counterpart and which is dependent on phosphorylation by CK2(More)
CK2 is a highly conserved serine–threonine kinase involved in biological processes such as embryonic development, circadian rhythms, inflammation, and cancer. Biochemical experiments have implicated CK2 in the control of several cellular processes and in the regulation of signal transduction pathways. Our laboratory is interested in characterizing the(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize work productivity in relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) by using a work productivity scale and to identify associations between work productivity and disability, depression, fatigue, anxiety, cognition, and health-related quality of life. METHODS Three hundred seventy-seven subjects with a clinically isolated syndrome or(More)
In this study, we estimate the impact of a recent relapse on physical and mental health in subjects with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) using validated patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures. Subjects enrolled in the Comprehensive Longitudinal Investigation of MS at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital with RRMS were eligible for enrollment.(More)
To describe the clinical characteristics of first-ever ischemic stroke (IS) patients with prediabetes, and to compare them with diabetes mellitus (DM) and non-DM patient characteristics. Retrospective analysis of a prospective series of first-ever acute IS patients. Patients were classified as non-DM (HbA1c during admission <5.7 % and no previous evidence(More)
OBJECTIVE Due to the burden of coronary heart disease (CHD), the monitoring of CHD trends is required. This study sought to examine the acute myocardial infarction (AMI) trends in attack and mortality rates, and in 28-day case-fatality, in six European populations during 1985-2010. METHODS Data consisted of 78 128 AMI events included in eight(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death, and smoking its strongest modifiable risk factor. Our aim was to determine the impact of the Spanish 2006 partial smoke-free legislation on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) incidence, hospitalization and mortality rates, and 28-day case-fatality in Girona, Spain. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND It has been proposed that the immune system could be primed as early as during the fetal life and this might have an impact on postnatal vaccination. Therefore, we addressed in murine models whether gestational treatment with mycobacterial antigens could induce better immune responses in the postnatal life. METHODS/FINDINGS BALB/c mice were(More)
Acute coronary syndromes are a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and health care cost in Spain. The aims of this report are to estimate the number of acute coronary syndromes cases in the Spanish population in 2013 and 2021, and the trend from 2005 to 2049. We estimated the number of acute coronary syndromes cases by sex and Spanish autonomous(More)
BACKGROUND To estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the Spanish population as measured with body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist to height ratio (WHtR) and to determine the associated cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS Pooled analysis with individual data from 11 studies conducted in the first decade of the 21st(More)