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Efficient downregulation of the lung liquid clearing gammaENaC subunit by RNAi
Nihal Yueksekdag, Marei Drechsel, Christa Schmidt, and Josef Rosenecker

CF is caused by mutations in the gene encoding for CFTR. CFTR functions as chloride channel on the apical membrane of epithelia thereby regulating the transport of chloride and also sodium ions indirectly. It seems that the regulation of ENaC fails due to the mutated CFTR protein. And it is assumed that ENaC plays a role in the pathogenesis of chronic lung disease in CF-patients.

Bayesian Parameter Estimation for Systems Biological Models of Dynamic Cellular Networks
Jarad Niemi, Lingchong You and Mike West

Dynamic cellular networks determine production of proteins in the cells in our body. The Rb-E2F network is a key example: it controls cell cycle, proliferation and degradation - a key network in almost all cancers. We develop statistical models of such single-cell processes - fine-time scale dynamic network models. Model estimation requires informative priors and custom Metropolis proposals.

Critical factors for successful RNAi experiments in primary cells and hard to transfect cell lines
Markus Zumbansen1, Nicole Spottke1, Sheila Offizier1, Allison St. Amand2, Devin Leake2, Ludger Altrogge1, Meike Weigel1, Sandra Domzalski1, Dietmar Lenz, and Herbert Müller-Hartmann1

The amaxa Nucleofector® Technology is a well established method for effective, non-viral transfection of any nucleic acid substrate into hard-to-transfect cells, especially suspension and primary cells. With the Nucleofector® 96-well Shuttle® system high throughput applications such as siRNA-library screenings have become amenable for the first time in these cell types. This renders target validation and identification possible in cell types highly relevant for biomedical research. Here we dis

Improving rural livelihoods through development of vegetable-based postharvest technologies in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam
Christian Genova, Katinka Weinberger, Jun Acedo, Peter Hanson, Paul Gniffke and Manuel Palada

RETA 6208 is an ADB-funded project whose main goal is to reduce poverty, enhance rural economic development, and improve food security in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam through promotion of the vegetable postharvest sector. The specific objectives are to: (i) reduce postharvest losses of high volume, high value vegetable commodities; and (ii) develop and promote low-cost postharvest technologies in collaboration with both public and private sectors.

DOCKING STUDIES OF A NEW HETEROCYCLIC METHYLTHIOMORPHOLIN PHENOLS DERIVATIVES AS ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS WITH ACE TARGET.CASE FESCDIPINE II
1V. Vázquez,1O. Vázquez, 1,2M.A.Balboa, 1A. Ma. Velázquez, 1V.H. Abrego, 1B.Camacho, 1L. Martínez, 1L.A. Torres, 1A. Ramírez, 1I.Martínez, 3R.López-Castañares, 1S.Díaz-Barriga, 4J. Bocanegra, 4Froylan Gómez-Laguna, 1F. Olvera, 1E.Angeles.

As part of the Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry Program of the UNAM, new methylthiomorpholinphenol compounds with cardiovascular effect, were studied. One of them, FESCDIPINE II, was an excellent antihypertensive drug, that has low toxicity and preliminary studies indicate that the Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) system is the biological target of this compound.

Combination of a transient assay based ChIP technology and transcriptome analyses for the exploration of potential transcription factor binding sites
Shu-Jen Chou (presenter), Li-Teh Chen, Yi-Hang Li, Chiung-swey Joanne Chang and Shu-Hsing Wu

1. Combination of protoplast transient expression system and Nickel resin based purification is an useful approach for chromatin enrichment that can be used to identify transcription factor’s potential target genes. 2.Comparison our ChIP-on-chip target genes with in vivo binding targets using two whole genome tiling array platforms showing high degree of overlap between two methods.

A high-throughput protein array-based approach
Rachel Van Dyk, Claudia Kirisits, Paul Potter, Fook Tim Chew, Reinhard Hiller

Here we present a novel discovery-oriented high-throughput approach to the screening of allergen reactivates in crude biological extracts is presented using seafood allergens as an example. The CPGR workflow permits the effective screening of hundreds of putative allergens in parallel using minute amounts of patient serum and constitutes a cost-efficient allergen-specific antibody screening method for a routine diagnostic setting.

Apoptosis Inducing Novel microRNA for Breast cancer and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Arutselvan Natarajan, Sally J. DeNardo, Mark A. Zern, Senthil K. Venugopal

MicroRNA provides a mechanism to target cancer stem cells and restraint tumors cells permanently; this could lead to promising cancer therapeutics and imaging agents. Apoptosis inducing microRNA was identified to target HCC and breast cancer cells for imaging and therapy.

SOME BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF TRITERPENOID ACIDS
S.N. Morozkina, O.I. Antimonova, E.M. Eremenko*, A.G. Shavva

Ursolic and betulinic acids acids induce the processes of apoptosis. We tested the risk of osteoporosis induction under influence of triterpenoids, since they can interact with glucocorticoid receptors. In experiments on oviriectomized rats we found that acids do not show any negative influence on percentage of mineral components in the femur and have cholesterol-lowering action under experimental conditions.

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Mount Sinai Scientists and International Team Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
Genes and pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment and address acute need for drug development for this disorder.
Schizophrenia’s Genetic Skyline Rising
Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 - NIH-funded study.
Transplanting Gene into Injured Hearts Creates Biological Pacemakers
Researchers develop first minimally invasive gene therapy procedure to treat heart rhythm disorders by transforming ordinary heart muscle cells into specialized rhythm-keeping cells, potentially eliminating future need for electronic pacemakers.
Common Gene Variants Account for Most Genetic Risk for Autism
Roles of heritability, mutations, environment estimated - NIH-funded study.
Illumina's HiSeq X Ten Sequencing Technology for Population Studies
Next-generation sequencing technologies to be implemented at new High-Throughput Genomics Center for the MENA region.
Bowel Cancer Breakthrough May Benefit Thousands of Patients
Researchers at Queen’s University have discovered how two genes cause bowel cancer cells to become resistant to treatments used against the disease.
NIH Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Fatal Inflammatory Disease in Children
Repurposed drugs may offer first potential therapy.
Study Finds Low Oxygen Environment Helps Tumors Silence Critical Genes
The study led by Yale Cancer Center may provide clues to how some aggressive cancers turn off, or silence, genes critical to suppressing tumors.
Researchers Use ‘Big Data’ Approach to Map the Relationships Between Human and Animal Diseases
EID2 database used to prevent and tackle disease outbreaks around the globe.
Researchers Uncover New Cancer Cell Vulnerability
The research showed that telomerase-expressing cells depend upon a gene named p21 for their survival.
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