Peter Estibeiro

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Gene expression in the mammalian brain is highly complex and requires an immensely powerful functional genomics tool to unravel it. Antisense has the potential to meet this requirement, but has always been plagued by biological and technological hurdles that have made the technology unreliable. With recent progress in developing potent, low-toxicity nucleic(More)
We have developed a novel DNA microarray-based approach for identification of the sequence-specificity of single-stranded nucleic-acid-binding proteins (SNABPs). For verification, we have shown that the major cold shock protein (CspB) from Bacillus subtilis binds with high affinity to pyrimidine-rich sequences, with a binding preference for the consensus(More)
A systematic study of 'prion protein' genotype in cases of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease showing amyloid plaques staining with anti-prion protein antibody has been performed. This revealed a relative excess of cases with valine at position 129 of the gene's open reading frame. The observation emphasises the importance of this site of common(More)
Electrophysiological recordings were made from Fischer rats engineered to express the human presenilin 1 gene carrying the M146V mutation. Extracellular recordings of field excitatory post-synaptic potential (EPSPs) were made to investigate EPSP properties, paired pulse responses, posttetanic potentiation, and long-term potentiation in the stratum radiatum(More)
The membrane-bound glycoprotein, amyloid precursor protein (APP), plays a central role in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The present paper investigates the neuritogenic-neurotoxic properties of this protein and relates them to possible aetiopathological mechanisms in AD. Marked differences in neuritic differentiation were detected when comparing untransfected(More)
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