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Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by a limited expansion of CGG repeats in the 5' UTR of FMR1. Two mechanisms are proposed to cause FXTAS: RNA gain-of-function, where CGG RNA sequesters specific proteins, and translation of CGG repeats into a polyglycine-containing protein, FMRpolyG. Here we developed(More)
Deubiquitinating enzymes may play a major regulatory role in pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), but few studies have investigated this topic. Within this family of enzymes, we found that the ubiquitin-specific peptidase USP44, is highly expressed in embryonic stem cells, induced PSCs (iPSCs), and testes as compared with differentiated progenies and somatic(More)
The funds to carry out the impact evaluation study came from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); however, this report was produced by LAPOP. The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the point of view of USAID. A report issued earlier this month from the Center for Economic and(More)
Layer-by-layer (LbL) assembled multicomponent films offer the opportunity to control and to fine-tune cell attachment and behavior on solid surfaces [Layer-by-Layer Films for Biomedical Applications, edited by Picart et al. (Wiley, Weinheim, 2014) and El-Khouri et al., "Multifunctional layer-by-layer architectures for biological applications," in Functional(More)
The advent of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) is revolutionizing many research fields including cell-replacement therapy, drug screening, physiopathology of specific diseases and more basic research such as embryonic development or diseases modeling. Despite the large number of reports on reprogramming methods, techniques in use remain globally(More)
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