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OBJECTIVE Despite extensive evidence for genetic susceptibility to diabetic nephropathy, the identification of susceptibility genes and their variants has had limited success. To search for genes that contribute to diabetic nephropathy, a genome-wide association scan was implemented on the Genetics of Kidneys in Diabetes collection. RESEARCH DESIGN AND(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present study, using a proteomics approach, we identified enolase, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, ATP synthase alpha chain, carbonic anhydrase-II, and voltage-dependent anion channel-protein as the(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the presence of neurofibrillary tangles, senile plaques and loss of synapses. There is accumulating evidence that oxidative stress plays an important role in AD pathophysiology. Previous redox proteomics studies from our laboratory on AD inferior parietal lobule led to the identification of oxidatively modified(More)
Experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in a significant loss of cortical tissue at the site of injury, and in the ensuing hours and days a secondary injury exacerbates this primary injury, resulting in significant neurological dysfunction. The mechanism of the secondary injury is not well understood, but evidence implicates a critical role for(More)
OBJECTIVES This study tested whether clinical experiences in family practice are associated with matching into family practice. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study of 913 medical students who completed the Family Practice Preceptorship (FPP) at the University of Iowa from 1990-1996. Using univariate techniques and logistic regression, we(More)
The ability of microalbuminuria to predict early progressive renal function decline in type 1 diabetic patients has been questioned. To resolve this, we determined the plasma proteome differences between microalbuminuric patients with type 1 diabetes and stable renal function (controls) and patients at risk for early progressive renal function decline(More)
Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathophysiology of a number of diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder associated with cognitive decline and enhanced oxidative stress. Amyloid-beta peptide(1-42) (Abeta(1-42)), one of the main component of senile plaques, can induce in vitro(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal motor neuron degenerative disease characterized by the loss of neuronal function in the motor cortex, brain stem, and spinal cord. Familial ALS cases, accounting for 10-15% of all ALS disease, are caused by a gain-of-function mutation in Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1). Two hypotheses have been proposed to(More)
Oncogenic mutations in PIK3CA, which encodes the phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) catalytic subunit p110α, occur in ∼25% of human breast cancers. In this study, we report the development of a knock-in mouse model for breast cancer where the endogenous Pik3ca allele was modified to allow tissue-specific conditional expression of a frequently found(More)
NRMT (N-terminal regulator of chromatin condensation 1 methyltransferase) was the first eukaryotic methyltransferase identified to specifically methylate the free α-amino group of proteins. Since the discovery of this N-terminal methyltransferase, many new substrates have been identified and the modification itself has been shown to regulate DNA-protein(More)