Dr. Van Remmen has discovered that reduced function of the SERCA pump contributes to muscle atrophy and the pharmacological stabilization of SERCA with CD1163 can reverse these effects. SERCA activity is decreased by 27% in gastrocnemius muscle from Sarcopenic Sod1-/- mice compared to wild type mice and treatment with CDN1163 increased gastrocnemius muscle mass in Sod1-/- mice by 23%.
Dr. Ahamed has shown that platelet-derived TGF-β1 directly contributes to aortic stenosis progression. In atherosclerotic prone mice LDLR mice lacking platelet-derived TGF-β1 were protected from developing aortic stenosis and thiol-reactive compounds such as, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) and galunisertive (LY2157299), significantly attenuated aortic stenosis progression in LDLR mice by blocking platelet-derived TGF-β1 activation.
Dr. Pezza has created a chromosome-based visualization system using a lac operator-lac repressor technology for localizing fluorophores to precise genomic locations. This technology can visualize dynamic events in meiosis and somatic tissues, such as rapid chromosome movements, disjunction of meiotic chromosomes, presynaptic homolog association, germ cell lineage, and cell differentiation. This system can also be used to direct proteins or fusion-proteins to specific genomic locations and opens the opportunity to directly study the epigenetic regulation of fundamental cellular processes such as DNA repair and transcription.
The invention is directed to novel natural, amidated and cyclic amidated L-peptides and synthetic D-substituted peptides isolated from the skin secretion of frogs that have potent antibacterial activity towards gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
The loss of both Core1 and Core 3-derived O-glycans eventually lead to colorectal cancer. Making this the only spontaneously occurring animal model of colorectal cancer.
CD73 is used as a marker of lymphocyte differentiation. The variations of CD73 hybridomas that we have either target the enzyme activity or provide anti-tumor activity in murine cancer models.