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The postsynaptic density (PSD) of central excitatory synapses is essential for postsynaptic signaling, and its components are heterogeneous among different neuronal subtypes and brain structures. Here we report large scale relative and absolute quantification of proteins in PSDs purified from adult rat forebrain and cerebellum. PSD protein profiles were(More)
Deposition of insoluble protein aggregates is a hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases. The universal presence of β-amyloid and tau in Alzheimer's disease (AD) has facilitated advancement of the amyloid cascade and tau hypotheses that have dominated AD pathogenesis research and therapeutic development. However, the underlying etiology of the disease remains(More)
OBJECTIVES To empirically expand the existing subtypes of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by incorporating information on neuropsychiatric and functional features, and to assess whether cerebrovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are associated with any of these subgroups. DESIGN Latent class analysis using 1,655 patients with MCI. SETTING Participants(More)
BACKGROUND Many breast cancer survivors suffer debilitating hot flashes. Estrogen, the drug of choice in perimenopausal women, is generally not recommenced to breast cancer survivors. Nonhormonal treatments are mostly disappointing. Anecdotal reports in our institution suggested that the selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor, paroxetine hydrochloride,(More)
To date, none of the potential biological markers in colorectal cancer attempts to link the epidemiological data with the molecular biology of the disease. In an attempt to link dietary and epidemiological factors and to obtain a better understanding of the molecular biology of colorectal cancer, we measured vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression in 75 human(More)
We have previously shown that fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-1-, FGF-4-, or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF/VPF)-transfected MCF-7 breast carcinoma cells growing as tumors in nude mice are tamoxifen resistant and/or estrogen independent. These transfectants provide opportunity for study of in situ tumor-induced angiogenesis promoted by the(More)
Protein ubiquitination plays an essential regulatory role within all eukaryotes. Large-scale analyses of ubiquitinated proteins are usually performed by combining affinity purification strategies with mass spectrometry. However, there is no reliable method to systematically differentiate ubiquitinated species from copurified unmodified components. Here we(More)
Neurodegenerative diseases are often defined pathologically by the presence of protein aggregates. These aggregates, including amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease (AD), result from the abnormal accumulation and processing of proteins, and may ultimately lead to neuronal dysfunction and cell death. To date, conventional biochemical studies have revealed(More)
FGF-1 is expressed in a high proportion of breast tumors. While overexpression of FGF-4 in the MCF-7 breast carcinoma cell line confers the ability to form spontaneously metastasizing tumors in ovariectomized nude mice without estrogen supplementation and in mice that receive tamoxifen pellets, the response of a cell to individual FGFs can be controlled at(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and effect on serum angiogenic growth factors of two dose levels of thalidomide in patients with metastatic breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients with progressive metastatic breast cancer were randomized to receive either daily 200 mg of thalidomide or 800 mg to be escalated(More)