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High-throughput small-molecule screens hold great promise for identifying compounds with potential therapeutic value in the treatment of protein-trafficking diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI). The approach usually involves expressing the mutant form of the gene in cells and assaying function in a multiwell format(More)
The German trade network of pig holdings and related enterprises for the time period of 01 June 2006-31 December 2008 was analyzed. Available data comprised of the entire German trade information with about 121,287 pig premises and their links in the pork production chain (breeders to slaughter houses). During the study period, 330,000 trade connections(More)
Mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene cause CF. The most common mutation, F508 deletion, causes CFTR misfolding and endoplasmic reticulum retention, preventing it from trafficking to the cell surface. One approach to CF treatment is to identify compounds that correct the trafficking defect. We screened a marine(More)
Full length TrkC (TrkC-FL) is a receptor tyrosine kinase whose mRNA can be spliced to a truncated TrkC.T1 isoform lacking the kinase domain. Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) activates TrkC-FL to maintain motor neuron health and function and TrkC.T1 to produce neurotoxic TNF-α; hence resulting in opposing pathways. In mouse and human ALS spinal cord, the reduction of(More)
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