Laura Bordone

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SIRT1 is a NAD-dependent deacetylase that regulates a variety of pathways including the stress protection pathway. SIRT1 deacetylates a number of protein substrates, including histones, FOXOs, PGC-1alpha, and p53, leading to cellular protection. We identified a functional interaction between cJUN N-terminal kinase (JNK1) and SIRT1 by coimmunoprecipitation(More)
SIRT4, a member of the sirtuin family, has been implicated in the regulation of insulin secretion by modulation of glutamate dehydrogenase. However, the role of this enzyme in the regulation of metabolism in other tissues is unknown. In this study we investigated whether depletion of SIRT4 would enhance liver and muscle metabolic functions. To do this SIRT4(More)
Seventy-three Italian patients affected by steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency were studied by a PCR –allele-specific oligonucleotide protocol in order to evaluate the presence of eight known point mutations. The majority of chromosomes were found to carry point gene conversions normally present in the pseudogene. Within the classic form, the most common(More)
Cocaine activates the mature hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, increasing corticosterone concentrations in animals and humans and serotonin(2) receptors (5-HT(2)) are involved in this effect. Although prenatal cocaine exposure is associated with altered responsiveness of the HPA axis to "stress" and serotonergic compounds postnatally, it is unknown(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae CDC9 gene encodes a DNA ligase protein that is targeted to both the nucleus and the mitochondria. While nuclear Cdc9p is known to play an essential role in nuclear DNA replication and repair, its role in mitochondrial DNA dynamics has not been defined. It is also unclear whether additional DNA ligase proteins are present in(More)
The importance of glucocorticoids and their perturbation during development is an active research area. Developmental insults, including direct and indirect consequences of exposure to drugs of abuse or withdrawal from them, may act upon or via the neuroendocrine axis of the pregnant experimental subject (e.g. rat) and/or directly upon the neuroendocrine(More)
A yeast two-hybrid screen identified the regulatory subunit of the calcium-dependent protease calpain as a putative DNA ligase III-binding protein. Calpain binds to the N-terminal region of DNA ligase III, which contains an acidic proline, aspartate, serine, and threonine (PEST) domain frequently present in proteins cleaved by calpain. Recombinant DNA(More)
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