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OBJECTIVE By regulating the cellular cholesterol efflux from peripheral cells to high-density lipoprotein, the ABCA1 protein is suspected to play a key role in lipid homeostasis and atherosclerosis. Twenty-six polymorphisms of the ABCA1 gene were genotyped and tested for association with plasma levels of ApoA1 and myocardial infarction (MI) in the ECTIM(More)
INTRODUCTION The primary objectives of this phase I study were to evaluate the safety and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of SAR245409, a pan-class I phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor, combined with erlotinib in patients with advanced solid tumors. METHODS Forty-six patients with advanced solid tumors were enrolled.(More)
Alzheimer's disease is a genetically complex disorder, for which new putative susceptibility genes are constantly proposed in the literature. We selected 16 candidate genes involved in biological pathways closely related to the pathology, and for which a genetic association with Alzheimer's disease was previously detected: ACE, BACE1, BDNF, ECE1, HSPG2,(More)
We genotyped five polymorphisms, including two polymorphisms with known effects on transcriptional activity, in a large cohort of 427 Alzheimer disease (AD) cases and 472 control subjects. An association between rs463946 (-3102 G/C) and AD was found and was confirmed in a replication sample of a similar size. By contrast, analysis of three recently(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a genetically complex neurodegenerative disorder and the leading cause of dementia of the elderly. Recently, Hu et al. suggested that a trinucleotide deletion in intron 13 of the APBB1 gene was a factor protecting against late-onset AD. We report here the results of a case/control study aimed at replicating this association. Our(More)
OBJECTIVE When numerous single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been identified in a candidate gene, a relevant and still unanswered question is to determine how many and which of these SNPs should be optimally tested to detect an association with the disease. Testing them all is expensive and often unnecessary. Alleles at different SNPs may be(More)
BACKGROUND This phase I study evaluated the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics of pilaralisib (SAR245408), an oral pan-class I phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor, in combination with erlotinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor. METHODS In a 3 + 3 dose-escalation study, patients(More)
GPR88, coding for a G protein-coupled orphan receptor that is highly represented in the striatum, is a strong functional candidate gene for neuropsychiatric disorders and is located at 1p22-p21, a chromosomal region that we have previously linked to bipolar disorder (BD) in the Sardinian population. In order to ascertain the relevance of GPR88 as a risk(More)
The processes responsible for the limited ability to divide and long survival of neurons are not well understood but may involve aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator 2 (ARNT2), a recently identified protein, apparently belonging to the basic helix-loop-helix superfamily of transcription factors, which is expressed almost exclusively in brain(More)
The hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF-1alpha), a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor, is known to heterodimerize with ARNT1, a nuclear translocator, to trigger the overexpression in many cells of genes involved in resistance to hypoxia. Although HIF-1alpha and ARNT1 are both expressed in brain, their cellular localization and function therein are(More)