Biology of upper-body and lower-body adipose tissue-link to whole-body phenotypes.
Oxford, United Kingdom. In Nat Rev Endocrinol, Dec 2014
New data suggest that the profound functional differences between the upper-body and lower-body tissues are controlled by site-specific sets of developmental genes, such as HOXA6, HOXA5, HOXA3, IRX2 and TBX5 in subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue and HOTAIR, SHOX2 and HOXC11 in gluteofemoral adipose tissue, which are under epigenetic control.
Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes.
Portland, United States. In Nature, Oct 2014
Finally, we identify signatures of positive selection in genes important for forelimb development (TBX5) and connective tissues (COL1A1) that may have been involved in the adaptation of gibbons to their arboreal habitat.
Effects of diabetes on the eye.
Baltimore, United States. In Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2013
Gene therapies upregulating MNNG HOS transforming gene (cMet) and/or downregulating MMP10 and cathepsin S are potential future therapies for diabetic keratopathy.