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Although long-term memory is thought to require a cellular program of gene expression and increased protein synthesis, the identity of proteins critical for associative memory is largely unknown. We used RNA fingerprinting to identify candidate memory-related genes (MRGs), which were up-regulated in the hippocampus of water maze-trained rats, a brain area(More)
Gene targeting studies have demonstrated that the zinc finger transcription factor GATA-6 lies upstream in a transcriptional cascade that controls differentiation of the visceral endoderm. To understand the function of GATA-6 in the visceral endoderm and to identify genes regulated by GATA-6 in this tissue, subtractive hybridization was performed using(More)
Ventricular repolarization components on the surface electrocardiogram (ECG) include J (Osborn) waves, ST-segments, and T- and U-waves, which dynamically change in morphology under various pathophysiologic conditions and play an important role in the development of ventricular arrhythmias. Our primary objective in this review is to identify the ionic and(More)
The two forms of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide, PACAP27 and PACAP38, are two neuropeptide hormones related to the vasoactive intestinal peptide/secretin/ glucagon family of peptides. PACAP receptors that are positively coupled to adenylyl cyclase and phospholipase C have been identified in cultured cerebellar granule cells. Using the(More)
A variety of studies suggest that allelic losses at chromosome 2q are associated with aggressive behavior of various forms of human neoplasia. Using a probe to detect homozygous deletions on chromosome 2q21.2 in kidney and bladder cancer cell lines, we identified a new candidate tumor suppressor gene, lipoprotein receptor-related protein-deleted in tumors(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequently diagnosed arrhythmia. Prevalence increases with age, and the overall incidence is expected to increase as the population continues to age. Choice of pharmacologic therapy for atrial fibrillation depends on whether or not the goal of treatment is maintaining sinus rhythm or tolerating atrial fibrillation with(More)
LRP1B is a novel candidate tumor suppressor gene that is inactivated by genetic and transcript alterations in nearly 50% of non-small-cell lung cancer cell lines. The gene-encoded protein is highly homologous to the gigantic lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) that belongs to the family of low-density lipoprotein receptors. Using a combination of(More)
Eighteen months old male rats of the Sprague-Dawley strain were subjected to a reversible conductive hearing loss (HL) or a sham operation. A series of behavioral tests performed 3 months after surgery, revealed a sustained deficit in learning and memory capacity and a marked depressive attitude of rats with HL. At this time, a group of these animals were(More)
Pharmacologic antiarrhythmic therapy is the most commonly used treatment in most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), but currently available agents are limited by risks that may offset the benefits of sinus rhythm. The development of antiarrhythmic agents with the potential for fewer adverse ventricular effects and less extracardiac toxicity is a(More)