Understanding and predicting suicidality using a combined genomic and clinical risk assessment approach.
Indianapolis, United States. In Mol Psychiatry, Nov 2015
Finally, we tested the top increased and decreased biomarkers from the discovery for suicidal ideation (CADM1, CLIP4, DTNA, KIF2C), prioritization with CFG for prior evidence (SAT1, SKA2, SLC4A4), and validation for behavior in suicide completers (IL6, MBP, JUN, KLHDC3) steps in a completely independent test cohort of psychiatric participants for prediction of suicidal ideation (n=108), and in a future follow-up cohort of psychiatric participants (n=157) for prediction of psychiatric hospitalizations due to suicidality.
Determination of microtubule dynamic instability in living cells.
Santa Barbara, United States. In Methods Cell Biol, 2009
Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) such as MAP2 and tau (Bunker et al., 2004; Dhamodharan and Wadsworth, 1995) and microtubule-interacting proteins such as stathmin, the kinesin MCAK, and EB1 (Cassimeris, 1999; Moore and Wordeman, 2004; Ringhoff and Cassimeris, 2009; Rusan et al., 2001) as well as numerous clinically approved or experimental anti-mitotic drugs including the taxanes, vinca alkaloids, and colchicine-like compounds modulate microtubule dynamic in cells (Jordan, 2002; Jordan and Kamath, 2007).
An EB1-binding motif acts as a microtubule tip localization signal.
Switzerland. In Cell, 2009
By using live cell experiments and in vitro reconstitution assays, we demonstrate that a short polypeptide motif, Ser-x-Ile-Pro (SxIP), is used by numerous +TIPs, including the tumor suppressor APC, the transmembrane protein STIM1, and the kinesin MCAK, for localization to microtubule tips in an EB1-dependent manner.