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MKK1 and MKK2, which encode Saccharomyces cerevisiae mitogen-activated protein kinase-kinase homologs, function in the pathway mediated by protein kinase C.
The PKC1 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae encodes a homolog of mammalian protein kinase C that is required for normal growth and division of yeast cells. We report here the isolation of the yeastExpand
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Stimulatory effects of yeast and mammalian 14-3-3 proteins on the Raf protein kinase.
Intracellular signaling from receptor tyrosine kinases in mammalian cells results in activation of a signal cascade that includes the guanine nucleotide-binding protein Ras and the protein kinasesExpand
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Severe osteoporosis in mice lacking osteoclastogenesis inhibitory factor/osteoprotegerin.
Osteoclasts are multinucleated cells that resorb bone. Osteoclastogenesis inhibitory factor (OCIF), also called osteoprotegerin (OPG), acts as a naturally occurring decoy receptor for osteoclastExpand
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Site-specific Inhibitory Mechanism for Amyloid β42 Aggregation by Catechol-type Flavonoids Targeting the Lys Residues*
Background: The inhibitory mechanism of Aβ42 aggregation by flavonoid is fully unknown. Results: The oxidant enhanced the inhibitory activity of (+)-taxifolin against Aβ42 aggregation by formingExpand
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Neurotoxicity and physicochemical properties of Abeta mutant peptides from cerebral amyloid angiopathy: implication for the pathogenesis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy and Alzheimer's disease.
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) due to beta-amyloid (Abeta) is one of the specific pathological features of familial Alzheimer's disease. Abeta mainly consisting of 40- and 42-mer peptides (Abeta40Expand
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Synthesis, aggregation, neurotoxicity, and secondary structure of various A beta 1-42 mutants of familial Alzheimer's disease at positions 21-23.
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) due to amyloid beta (A beta) deposition is a key pathological feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD), especially in some form of familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD)Expand
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Establishment of a binding assay for protein kinase C isozymes using synthetic C1 peptides and development of new medicinal leads with protein kinase C isozyme and C1 domain selectivity.
Conventional and novel protein kinase C (PKC) isozymes contain two cysteine-rich C1 domains (C1A and C1B), both of which are candidate phorbol-12, 13-dibutyrate (PDBu)-binding sites. We synthesizedExpand
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Solid-state NMR analysis of interaction sites of curcumin and 42-residue amyloid β-protein fibrils.
Aggregation of 42-residue amyloid β-protein (Aβ42) plays a pivotal role in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Curcumin, the yellow pigment in the rhizome of turmeric, attracts considerableExpand
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Inhibition of Amyloid β Aggregation by Acteoside, a Phenylethanoid Glycoside
We examined the effects of acteoside (1a), which was isolated from Orobanche minor, and its derivatives on the aggregation of a 42-mer amyloid β protein (Aβ42) in our search for anti-amyloidogenicExpand
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Intracellular accumulation of toxic turn amyloid-β is associated with endoplasmic reticulum stress in Alzheimer's disease.
Amyloid-β protein (Aβ) accumulates in the neurons of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients at an early stage of the disease. Recently, we found that Aβ with a toxic turn at positions 22 and 23Expand
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