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Embryonic development is tightly regulated by transcription factors and chromatin-associated proteins. H3K4me3 is associated with active transcription and H3K27me3 with gene repression, while the combination of both keeps genes required for development in a plastic state. Here we show that deletion of the H3K4me2/3 histone demethylase Jarid1b (Kdm5b/Plu1)(More)
H3K4 methylation is associated with active transcription and in combination with H3K27me3 thought to keep genes regulating development in a poised state. The contribution of enzymes regulating trimethylation of lysine 4 at histone 3 (H3K4me3) levels to embryonic stem cell (ESC) self-renewal and differentiation is just starting to emerge. Here, we show that(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) plays an important role in the regulation of the inflammatory response in multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Previous reports indicated that the C allele of a variable number tandem repeat (vntr) polymorphism located in the 3'flanking region of the IL-6 gene ( IL-6) is(More)
The low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) is one of the most important cholesterol receptors in the brain. Gene variation of its ligand, apolipoprotein E, is a major genetic risk-factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The C-allele of the silent C766T polymorphism in exon 3 of the LRP gene might be associated with AD, however, results are(More)
BACKGROUND Cholesterol 24S-hydroxylase (CYP46) catalyzes the conversion of cholesterol to 24S-hydroxycholesterol, the primary cerebral cholesterol elimination product. Only few gene variations in CYP46 gene (CYP46A1) have been investigated for their relevance as genetic risk factors of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and results are contradictory. METHODS We(More)
Gamma-band oscillations are related to sensory information processing and attention. To further illuminate the relationship of gamma-band activity and selective somatic attention, we have studied the effects of direction of attention on the stimuli of somatosensory evoked potentials. Responses during focused attention to stimulation of the right median(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. The main risk factors for cancers of the oral cavity, larynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx are alcohol and tobacco use. In addition, the human papillomavirus (HPV) is an established cause of oropharyngeal cancer. An experienced multidisciplinary team is necessary(More)
The endosomal lysosomal system might play a role in Alzheimer's disease, but its impact in major depression is unknown. The expression of the cation-dependent mannose 6-phosphate receptor (CD-MPR) is increased in Alzheimer's disease and the CD-MPR gene is located next to a region on chromosome 12 possibly linked to Alzheimer's disease. We investigated a C/T(More)
Since decades it has been known that non-protein-coding RNAs have important cellular functions. Deep sequencing recently facilitated the discovery of thousands of novel transcripts, now classified as long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), in many vertebrate and invertebrate species. LncRNAs are involved in a wide range of cellular mechanisms, from almost all(More)
Nowhere is the world smaller than on the Internet. Today, with a click of a mouse, people from across the globe can re-acquaint themselves with the old friends, research the unknown, and read newspapers from faraway places and far away times. As the world cyber-shrinks, the ways in which governments and courts attempt to control the information on the web(More)