J. Patrick Malone

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BACKGROUND Disease-modifying therapies for Alzheimer's disease (AD) would be most effective during the preclinical stage (pathology present, cognition intact) before significant neuronal loss occurs. Therefore, biomarkers that detect AD pathology in its early stages and predict dementia onset and progression will be invaluable for patient care and efficient(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a potential source of biomarkers for many disorders of the central nervous system, including Alzheimer disease (AD). Prior to comparing CSF samples between individuals to identify patterns of disease-associated proteins, it is important to examine variation within individuals over a short period of time so that one can better(More)
BACKGROUND Ideally, disease modifying therapies for Alzheimer disease (AD) will be applied during the 'preclinical' stage (pathology present with cognition intact) before severe neuronal damage occurs, or upon recognizing very mild cognitive impairment. Developing and judiciously administering such therapies will require biomarker panels to identify early(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether class 1 UV-blocking contact lenses protect against UVB radiation-induced damage in a human lens epithelial cell line (HLE B-3) and postmortem human lenses using a proteomics approach. METHODS HLE B-3 cells were exposed to 6.4 mW/cm(2) UVB radiation at 302 nm for 2 minutes (768 mJ/cm(2)) with or without covering by senofilcon A(More)
BACKGROUND Biomarkers are required for pre-symptomatic diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a favored source because its proteome reflects the composition of the brain. Ideal biomarkers have low technical and inter-individual variability (subject variance) among control(More)
In three years of clinical practice, the authors saw 35 cases of dermatological disorders of strictly psychological origin--8 patients with dermatitis artefacta, 8 with delusional parasitosis, and 19 who presented with skin complaints but showed no dermatological pathology ('dermatological non-disease'). All but two initially presented for dermatological(More)
αA-crystallin and αB-crystallin are members of the small heat shock protein family and function as molecular chaperones and major lens structural proteins. Although numerous studies have examined their chaperone-like activities in vitro, little is known about the proteins they protect in vivo. To elucidate the relationships between chaperone function,(More)
aA-crystallin and aB-crystallin are members of the small heat shock protein family and function as molecular chaperones and major lens structural proteins. Although numerous studies have examined their chaperone-like activities in vitro, little is known about the proteins they protect in vivo. To elucidate the relationships between chaperone function,(More)
Supposition without appreciation for evolutionary mechanisms represents a danger to the field of evolutionary psychology. Microevolution (e.g., natural selection and genetic drift) operates in synergistic fashion with macroevolution (e.g., evolutionary history and adaptive constraints), as coordinated by developmental biology responding to an environment.(More)
Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) transmit visual information topographically from the eye to the brain, creating a map of visual space in retino-recipient nuclei (retinotopy). This process is affected by retinal activity and by activity-independent molecular cues. Phr1, which encodes a presumed E3 ubiquitin ligase (PHR1), is required presynaptically for proper(More)