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Recently, a novel class of transcripts, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), is being identified at a rapid pace. These RNAs have critical roles in diverse biological processes, including tumorigenesis. Here we report that taurine-upregulated gene 1 (TUG1), a 7.1-kb lncRNA, recruiting and binding to polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), is generally(More)
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved 'self-eating' process. Although the genes essential for autophagy (named Atg) have been identified in yeast, the molecular mechanism of how Atg proteins control autophagosome formation in mammalian cells remains to be elucidated. Here, we demonstrate that Bif-1 (also known as Endophilin B1) interacts with Beclin 1(More)
Epileptogenesis, i.e. the process leading to epilepsy with spontaneous recurrent seizures, can be initiated by a number of brain damaging insults, including traumatic brain injury, status epilepticus (SE), and stroke. Such acquired epilepsy is often associated with memory impairment and behavioral problems. There has been a growing interest in the use of(More)
Helper virus-free herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) plasmid vectors are attractive for neural gene transfer, but a promoter that supports neuronal-specific, long-term expression is required. Although expression from many promoters is unstable, a 6.8-kb, but not a 766-bp, fragment of the tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) promoter supports long-term expression. Thus, 5'(More)
BACKGROUND Mucolipidosis type IV (MLIV) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the MCOLN1 gene that codes for mucolipin, a member of the transient receptor potential (TRP) gene family. OBJECTIVE To comprehensively characterize the clinical and genetic abnormalities of MLIV. METHODS Twenty-eight patients with MLIV, aged 2 to 25 years,(More)
Two varieties of neurons were found in nucleus parafascicularis (pf) of the rat: one responds to noxious stimuli with an increase in firing (pain-excited neuron, PEN), the other with a decrease in firing (pain-inhibited neuron, PIN). Electroacupuncture (EA) has been shown to suppress PEN and excite PIN, which can be taken as an electrophysiological index(More)
  • Kaixue Mal, Shouxian Moul, Nagarajan Mahalingaml, Yisheng Wangl, Bharatha Kumar Thangarasul, Jinna Yanl +19 others
  • 2014
This paper presents our developed two-chip wireless communication system adhering to the IEEE S02.Had standards with a baseband IC (BBIC) integrated with a low power 60 GHz transceiver SOC (RFIC) and antennas. The novel low power 60GHz RFIC using a sub-harmonic sliding-IF scheme is fully integrated based on low cost SiGe O.IS urn BiCMOS process. The BBIC(More)
Recent evidence indicates that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have a critical role in the regulation of cellular processes such as differentiation, proliferation, and metastasis. These lncRNAs are dysregulated in a variety of cancers and many function as tumor suppressors; however, the regulatory factors involved in silencing lncRNA transcription are poorly(More)
Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates neural development and synaptic transmission. We have tested the hypothesis that functional variation in the BDNF gene (Val66Met polymorphism, rs6265) affects brain reward circuitry encoding human judgment and decision-making regarding relative preference. We quantified relative preference among faces with(More)
Colon cancer overexpresses insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1-R), as compared with normal or adenomatous mucosa, and it has been postulated that colorectal cancer cells depend on the IGF1/IGF1-R pathway for their growth and progression. In this study, using the human colon cancer cell line HCT116, we find(More)