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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)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS Homozygous staggerer (sg/sg) mice, which have decreased and dysfunctional Rorα (also known as Rora) expression in all tissues, display a lean and dyslipidaemic phenotype. They are also resistant to (high fat) diet-induced obesity. We explored whether retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor (ROR) α action in skeletal muscle was(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)
The retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor (ROR) alpha has been demonstrated to regulate lipid metabolism. We were interested in the ROR alpha 1 dependent physiological functions in skeletal muscle. This major mass organ accounts for approximately 40% of the total body mass and significant levels of lipid catabolism, glucose disposal and energy(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)
Lipids that are synthesized de novo in the epidermis, including fatty acids, oxysterols, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), and farnesol, can regulate the differentiation of normal human keratinocytes (NHK). Cholesterol sulfate (CS), an epidermal lipid that is produced in the upper nucleated layers of the epidermis coincident with terminal differentiation, has(More)
Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) has a well-defined role in plasma neutral lipid transport. CETP synthesized by human adipose tissue may contribute to the plasma CETP pool. CETP mRNA abundance increases in subcutaneous adipose tissue in response to cholesterol feeding and we have hypothesized that CETP gene expression is regulated by a specific(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)