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Ryanodine receptors (RyRs) are intracellular calcium release channels that participate in controlling cytosolic calcium levels. At variance with the probably ubiquitous inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate-operated calcium channels (1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors), RyRs have been mainly regarded as the calcium release channels controlling skeletal and cardiac muscle(More)
The analysis of APC and MYH mutations in adenomatous polyposis coli patients should provide clues about the genetic heterogeneity of the syndrome in human populations. The entire coding region and intron-exon borders of the APC and MYH genes were analyzed in 60 unrelated Italian adenomatous polyposis coli patients. APC analysis revealed 26 point mutations(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS The aim of the study was to determine the association between IRS1 G972R polymorphism and type 2 diabetes; published data concerning this association have been conflicting. To obtain further insight into this topic, we performed a meta-analysis of all available case-control studies. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis of 32 studies(More)
Naturally occurring mutations in insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) have previously been implicated in impaired insulin action. We now report a novel mutation in IRS-1 with substitution of Arg for Thr(608) that was identified in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus. We detected the T608R mutation in 1 of 136 chromosomes from diabetic patients and in 0(More)
Transforming growth factor beta (TGF beta) acts on epithelial thyroid cells, negatively controlling their proliferation and functions. The effects of TGF beta on epithelial rat thyroid cells (FRTL-5) and on two TGF beta-resistant rat thyroid cell clones (FRTL-5H2 and FRTL-R) were investigated. FRTL-5H2 represents a rat thyroid cell clone overexpressing(More)
We analyzed the immunohistochemical expression of three epitopes of the tumor-associated glycoprotein 72 (TAG-72) in whole cross-sections of primary colorectal carcinomas and in regional lymph node metastases using monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) B72.3, CC-49, and CC-83, which recognize distinct carbohydrate antigenic determinants. B72.3, CC-49, and CC-83(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Germline variations in allele-specific expression (ASE) are associated with highly penetrant familial cancers, but their role in common sporadic cancers is unclear. ASE of adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) is associated with pathogenesis of familial adenomatous polyposis. We investigated whether moderate variations in ASE of APC contribute(More)
We analyzed by SSCP the complete IRS-1 coding sequence in NIDDM patient #25 D. Unique conformers corresponding to a Ser to Tyr substitution at codon 1043 (S1043Y), and to a Cys to Tyr substitution at codon 1095 (C1095Y) were detected in this patient. The results of sequential digestion with restriction enzymes indicated that the novel sequence variants(More)
We assessed knowledge of retrieval processes in young (25-35 years) and old adults (70-85 years). Both feeling-of-knowing judgments and retrieval monitoring were examined with a set of questions about recent news events. For answers that participants initially failed to recall, they rated their feeling-of-knowing as well as made predictions regarding the(More)