• Publications
  • Influence
The extended granin family: structure, function, and biomedical implications.
The chromogranins (chromogranin A and chromogranin B), secretogranins (secretogranin II and secretogranin III), and additional related proteins (7B2, NESP55, proSAAS, and VGF) that together compriseExpand
  • 213
  • 22
Dense-core secretory granule biogenesis.
The dense-core secretory granule is a key organelle for secretion of hormones and neuropeptides in endocrine cells and neurons, in response to stimulation. Cholesterol and granins are critical forExpand
  • 152
  • 11
  • PDF
Identification of the Sorting Signal Motif within Pro-opiomelanocortin for the Regulated Secretory Pathway (*)
The NH2-terminal region of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) is highly conserved across species, having two disulfide bridges that cause the formation of an amphipathic hairpin loop structure between theExpand
  • 157
  • 10
Aberrations in Peripheral Inflammatory Cytokine Levels in Parkinson Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Importance The association of nonmotor features and Parkinson disease (PD) is increasingly recognized. Evidence suggests that inflammation may play a role in PD pathologic features and symptoms. Expand
  • 130
  • 8
Lipid Raft Association of Carboxypeptidase E Is Necessary for Its Function as a Regulated Secretory Pathway Sorting Receptor*
Membrane carboxypeptidase E (CPE) is a sorting receptor for targeting prohormones, such as pro-opiomelanocortin, to the regulated secretory pathway in endocrine cells. Its membrane association isExpand
  • 105
  • 8
Carboxypeptidase E is a sorting receptor for prohormones: Binding and kinetic studies
  • D. Cool, Y. P. Loh
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
  • 30 April 1998
The binding of pro-opiomelanocortin,(POMC), pro-insulin, pro-enkephalin and chromogranin A (CGA) to the regulated secretory pathway sorting receptor, carboxypeptidase E (CPE), in bovine pituitaryExpand
  • 68
  • 7
The C-terminus of prohormone convertase 2 is sufficient and necessary for Raft association and sorting to the regulated secretory pathway.
Prohormone convertase 2 (PC2) is a member of the subtilisin family of proteases involved in prohormone maturation in the granules of the regulated secretory pathway (RSP). It has been suggested thatExpand
  • 43
  • 7
The Obesity Susceptibility Gene Carboxypeptidase E Links FoxO1 Signaling in Hypothalamic Pro–opiomelanocortin Neurons with Regulation of Food Intake
Reduced food intake brings about an adaptive decrease in energy expenditure that contributes to the recidivism of obesity after weight loss. Insulin and leptin inhibit food intake through actions inExpand
  • 113
  • 6
The prohormone processing enzyme PC3 is a lipid raft-associated transmembrane protein.
The biosynthesis of most biologically active peptides involves the action of prohomone convertases, including PC3 (also known as PC1), that catalyze limited proteolysis of precursor proteins.Expand
  • 46
  • 6
A new chromogranin A-dependent angiogenic switch activated by thrombin.
Angiogenesis, the formation of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature, is regulated by a complex interplay of anti and proangiogenic factors. We found that physiologic levels of circulatingExpand
  • 50
  • 6