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Regulation Of The Glycine Transporter 1 (Glyt1) By Pkca-Dependent Ubiquitination, Susana Barrera Jan 2013

Regulation Of The Glycine Transporter 1 (Glyt1) By Pkca-Dependent Ubiquitination, Susana Barrera

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Glycine is one of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. It is implicated in the regulation of motor-sensory function such as; pain perception, reflex responses, and is essential for early development of the CNS. In addition to its inhibitory actions, it acts as an obligatory co-agonist for the activation of glutamatergic NMDARs, which are of pivotal importance in the process of learning and memory, its dysfunction leads to several neurodegenerative diseases. Two high affinity Na+/Cl- dependent transporters GlyT1 and GlyT2 tightly regulate the availability of glycine present at the synapse for the activation of NMDARs and ...


Novel Copper (Ii) Mediated Transfection Nano-Systems And Biological Properties Of Pyridinium Surfactants, Sarit Pal Jan 2013

Novel Copper (Ii) Mediated Transfection Nano-Systems And Biological Properties Of Pyridinium Surfactants, Sarit Pal

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Efficacy of gene therapy is relied upon the improvement of gene delivery vectors into mammalian cells. Although viral-based polynucleotide carriers are still considered as the most common method for gene delivery but the cost effectiveness, nonspecific lethal immune response has evoked the renaissance of non-viral synthetic delivery systems. An initial discovery by Felgnar et al showed Cationic Liposomes (CLs) (having an overall positive charge) when mixed with DNA to form CL-DNA complexes can enhance the transfer of polynucleotides into cells followed by its expression. Presently, a flurry of experimental works is taking place for the better understanding of structural characterization ...


A Novel Fkbp52/Β-Catenin Complex Specifically Regulates Androgen Receptor Activity, Cheryl Lynne Storer Jan 2013

A Novel Fkbp52/Β-Catenin Complex Specifically Regulates Androgen Receptor Activity, Cheryl Lynne Storer

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The androgen receptor complex plays an essential role in prostate cancer progression due to exploitation of the androgen receptor (AR) as a transcription factor. The final stage of the receptor complex consists of a dimerized receptor, a dimeric heat shock protein (Hsp90), the cochaperone p23, and an immunophilin. Hormone-dependent prostate cancer progresses due to key interactions between the androgen receptor complex and its ligand α dihydrotestosterone (DHT). While current treatments focus on blocking the androgen receptor-ligand interactions, these therapies are no longer effective in advanced stage, hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC).

Therefore, we have been interested in targeting other members of ...