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Phosphodiesterase 11A (PDE11A) is the most recently identified family of phosphodiesterases (PDEs), the only known enzymes to break down cyclic nucleotides. The tissue expression profile of this dual specificity PDE is controversial, and little is understood of its biological function, particularly in the brain. We seek here to determine if PDE11A is(More)
Members of the ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motifs) family share common structural features including a disintegrin domain, a zinc metalloprotease domain, and at least one thrombospondin motif. Aberrant expression of several of these proteins has led to an understanding of their role in human disease; however, a link to(More)
Neuropathic pain resulting from nerve lesions or dysfunction represents one of the most challenging neurological diseases to treat. A better understanding of the molecular mechanisms responsible for causing these maladaptive responses can help develop novel therapeutic strategies and biomarkers for neuropathic pain. We performed a miRNA expression profiling(More)
Human chromosome 2q33 is an immunologically important region based on the linkage of numerous autoimmune diseases to the CTLA4 locus. Here, we sequenced and assembled 2q33 bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones, resulting in 381,403 bp of contiguous sequence containing genes encoding a NADH: ubiquinone oxidoreductase, the costimulatory receptors CD28,(More)
We carried out an admixture mapping study of lipid traits in two samples from Mexico City. Native American locus ancestry was significantly associated with triglyceride levels in a broad region of chromosome 11 overlapping the BUD13, ZNF259 and APOA5 genes. In our fine-mapping analysis of this region using dense genome-wide data, rs964184 is the only marker(More)
Genome-wide miRNA expression data can be used to study miRNA dysregulation comprehensively. Although many open-source tools for microRNA (miRNA)-seq data analyses are available, challenges remain in accurate miRNA quantification from large-scale miRNA-seq dataset. We implemented a pipeline called QuickMIRSeq for accurate quantification of known miRNAs and(More)
Preferential cleavage induced by bleomycin, neocarzinostatin, or ionizing radiation in a transcribed cellular gene was evaluated through comparisons with deoxyribonuclease I. The glucocorticoid-inducible LTL gene (a hybrid viral gene derived from mouse mammary tumor virus DNA) previously described [Zaret, K. S., & Yamamoto, K. R. (1984) Cell (Cambridge,(More)
Bleomycin is an anti-tumor agent whose cytotoxicity is related to the introduction of both single-stranded and double-stranded breaks in cellular DNA. In an assay using isolated nuclei, low levels of ethidium bromide substantially increased bleomycin induced release of nuclear chromatin. Treatment of mouse L1210 leukemia cells in vitro with low levels of(More)
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