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Insulin-like growth factor II mRNA-binding protein 1 (IMP1) belongs to a family of RNA-binding proteins implicated in mRNA localization, turnover, and translational control. Mouse IMP1 is expressed during early development, and an increase in expression occurs around embryonic day 12.5 (E12.5). To characterize the physiological role of IMP1, we generated(More)
Erythropoietin (EPO) is both hematopoietic and tissue protective, putatively through interaction with different receptors. We generated receptor subtype-selective ligands allowing the separation of EPO's bioactivities at the cellular level and in animals. Carbamylated EPO (CEPO) or certain EPO mutants did not bind to the classical EPO receptor (EPOR) and(More)
Although lean is rapidly growing in popularity, its implementation is far from problem free and companies may experience difficulties sustaining long term success. In this paper, it is suggested that sustainable lean requires attention to both performance improvement and capability development. A framework for describing levels of lean capability is(More)
The present study illustrates elements of the signal cascades involved in the activation of taurine efflux pathways in myotubes derived from skeletal muscle cells. Exposing primary skeletal muscle cells, loaded with (14)C-taurine, to 1) hypotonic media, 2) the phospholipase A(2) (PLA(2)) activator melittin, 3) anoxia, or 4) lysophosphatidyl choline (LPC)(More)
Since it was discovered that the hematopoietic hormone erythropoetin (EPO) exerts neuroprotective effects in the CNS, many studies on the EPO receptor (EPOR) function and localisation in the CNS have been performed. For this purpose, commercially available anti-EPOR antibodies have often been applied. As the literature data on these antibodies show(More)
Phosphodiesterase (PDE) 10A is highly expressed in medium spiny neurons of the striatum, at the confluence of the corticostriatal glutamatergic and the midbrain dopaminergic pathways, both believed to be involved in the physiopathology of schizophrenia. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that targeting PDE10A may be beneficial for the treatment(More)
Active cytoplasmic RNA localization depends on the attachment of RNA-binding proteins that dictate the destination of the RNA molecule. In this study, we used an electrophoretic mobility-shift assay in combination with equilibrium and kinetic analyses to characterize the assembly of the human zipcode-binding protein IMP1 on targets in the 3'-UTR from Igf-II(More)
Disturbances of the basal ganglia processes is heavily involved in schizophrenia. Phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) is a basal ganglia specific hydrolase, which plays an essential role in regulating cAMP/PKA and cGMP/PKG signalling cascades by controlling the magnitude, duration and cellular location of cAMP/cGMP elevation. Biochemical and behavioral data(More)
Being able to express oneself musically and experiment with music composition is traditionally determined by one's ability to play an actual instrument with a certain degree of craftsmanship. The lack of skills often makes it difficult to make children and young people experience the joy of musical creativity, which is an essential element in music(More)
BACKGROUND Genome-wide scans have uncovered rare copy number variants conferring high risk of psychiatric disorders. The 15q13.3 microdeletion is associated with a considerably increased risk of idiopathic generalized epilepsy, intellectual disability, and schizophrenia. METHODS A 15q13.3 microdeletion mouse model (Df[h15q13]/+) was generated by(More)