Dihydroceramide Desaturase 1, the gatekeeper of ceramide induced Lipotoxicity.
Córdoba, Spain. In Biochim Biophys Acta, 02 Nov 2014
Here, we describe its function, its dysregulation by factors such as oxidative stress, hypoxia and inflammation and provide evidence indicating that dihydroceramides constitute a biologically active molecule from the sphingolipid family with certain differential characteristics with respect to its delta-4 unsaturated counterparts the ceramides.
Mechanisms regulating GABAergic neuron development.
Heidelberg, Germany. In Cell Mol Life Sci, Apr 2014
By comparing the molecular regulation of these events across CNS, we broadly identify three regions utilizing distinct molecular toolkits for GABAergic fate determination: telencephalon-anterior diencephalon (DLX2 type), posterior diencephalon-midbrain (GATA2 type) and hindbrain-spinal cord (PTF1A and TAL1 types).
Robustness in angiogenesis: notch and BMP shaping waves.
Leuven, Belgium. In Trends Genet, Mar 2013
In particular, we focus on how Delta-like ligand 4 (DLL4)-Notch and BMP effector interplay may drive nonsynchronized oscillatory gene expression in ECs essential for setting sharp tip-stalk cell boundaries while sustaining a dynamic pool of nonsprouting ECs.
Control of endothelial sprouting by a Tel-CtBP complex.
Leiden, Netherlands. In Nat Cell Biol, 2010
The Tel-CtBP complex temporally restricts a VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor)-mediated pulse of dll4 expression and thereby directly links VEGF receptor intracellular signalling and intercellular Notch-Dll4 signalling.