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Agmatine is a cationic amine formed by decarboxylation of l-arginine by the mitochondrial enzyme arginine decarboxylase and widely distributed in mammalian brain. Although the precise function of endogenous agmatine has been largely remained unclear, its exogenous administration demonstrated beneficial effects in several neurological and psychiatric(More)
Chronic stress exposure and resulting dysregulation of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis develops susceptibility to variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Agmatine, a putative neurotransmitter has been reported to be released in response to various stressful stimuli to maintain the homeostasis. Present study investigated the role of(More)
Mutations in PKD2 cause autosomal dominant kidney disease (ADPKD). Polycystin-2, the PKD2 gene product, is an integral membrane glycoprotein of unknown function. We have identified PKD2L, another member of the PKD2 gene family. PKD2L is expressed in adult heart and skeletal muscle, brain, spleen, testis, and retina, and alternative transcripts of 2.4, 2.7,(More)
The PKHD1 (polycystic kidney and hepatic disease 1) gene responsible for autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease has been mapped to 6p21.1-p12 to an approximately 1-cM interval flanked by the markers D6S1714/D6S243 and D6S1024. We have developed a sequence-ready BAC/PAC-based contig map of this region as the next step for the positional cloning of(More)
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