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Lipid homeostasis is controlled by the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARalpha, -beta/delta, and -gamma) that function as fatty acid-dependent DNA-binding proteins that regulate lipid metabolism. In vitro and in vivo genetic and pharmacological studies have demonstrated PPARalpha regulates lipid catabolism. In contrast, PPARgamma regulates(More)
DejaVu is an event processing system that integrates declarative pattern matching over live and archived streams of events on top of a novel system architecture. We propose to demonstrate the key aspects of the DejaVu query language and architecture using two different application scenarios, namely a smart RFID library system and a financial market data(More)
Cytokines are important for breast cell function, both as trophic hormones and as mediators of host defense mechanisms against breast cancer. Recently, inducible feedback suppressors of cytokine signalling (SOCS/JAB/SSI) have been identified, which decrease cell sensitivity to cytokines. We examined the expression of SOCS genes in 17 breast carcinomas and(More)
Many nuclear hormone receptors (NRs) control lipid, glucose and energy homeostasis in an organ specific manner. Concordantly, dysfunctional NR signalling results in metabolic disease. The Retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor alpha (RORα), a member of the NR1F subgroup, is expressed in metabolic tissues. Previous studies identified the role of this(More)
Classical ligand-activated nuclear receptors (e.g. thyroid hormone receptor, retinoic acid receptor), orphan nuclear receptors (e.g. Rev-erbAalpha/beta), Mad/Max bHLH (basic helix loop helix)-LZ proteins, and oncoproteins, PLZF and LAZ3/BCL6, bind DNA and silence transcription by recruiting a repressor complex that contains N-CoR (nuclear receptor(More)
The retinoid orphan-related receptor-alpha (RORalpha) is a member of the ROR subfamily of orphan receptors and acts as a constitutive activator of transcription in the absence of exogenous ligands. To understand the basis of this activity, we constructed a homology model of RORalpha using the closely related TRbeta as a template. Molecular modeling(More)
BACKGROUND Internet interventions may provide opportunities for low threshold counseling using feedback to guide and support health behavior, including increased physical activity. Research shows that overweight and obese adolescents are less physically active than their peers of normal weight. There are good reasons to believe that Internet-based(More)
Nuclear hormone receptors have important roles in the regulation of metabolic and inflammatory pathways. The retinoid-related orphan receptor alpha (Rorα)-deficient staggerer (sg/sg) mice display several phenotypes indicative of aberrant lipid metabolism, including dyslipidemia, and increased susceptibility to atherosclerosis. In this study we demonstrate(More)
T he risk of type 2 diabetes in Mexican -Americans is almost twice that of non-Hispanic Caucasians (1). Mexican-Americans are also, in general, more likely to have insulin resistance, impaired fasting glucose, and impaired glucose tolerance than non-Hispanic Caucasians (1,2). Given these increased risks of type 2 diabetes in the Mexican-American population(More)