John J. Hanfelt

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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)
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)
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)
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)
To determine the extent to which autocrine effects of acidic fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-1 overexpression contribute to an increased malignant phenotype, FGF-1-transfected MCF-7 cells were retransfected with a FGF receptor (FGFR1) vector encoding a truncated dominant-negative receptor to inhibit autocrine FGF signal transduction. This transfection(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)
IGF1 and IGF2 are circulating peptide hormones and locally-acting growth factors with both paracrine and autocrine functions. IGF1 and IGF2 signal through a common tyrosine kinase receptor, the insulin- like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R), and have mitogenic, cell survival, and insulin-like actions that are essential for embryogenesis, post-natal growth(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)
This study investigated the relationship between the vascular comorbidities (VCs) of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and the cognitive phenotype of Alzheimer disease (AD). Seventy-four AD patients underwent objective measurement of blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels, and they received a detailed neuropsychologic evaluation examining(More)