Comparisons of Allergenic and Metazoan Parasite Proteins: Allergy the Price of Immunity.
Cambridge, United Kingdom. In Plos Comput Biol, 31 Oct 2015
Nearly half of these parasite proteins from 31 species fall within the 10 most abundant allergenic protein domain families (EF-hand, Tropomyosin, CAP, Profilin, Lipocalin, Trypsin-like serine protease, Cupin, BetV1, Expansin and Prolamin).
Phylogenetic conservation of protein-lipid motifs in pentameric ligand-gated ion channels.
Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Biochim Biophys Acta, Sep 2015
The evolutionarily conserved design is manifested in: 1) the concentric three-ring architecture of the transmembrane region, 2) the occurrence in this region of distinct lipid consensus motifs in prokaryotic and eukaryotic pLGIC and 3) the key participation of the outer TM4 ring in conveying the influence of the lipid membrane environment to the middle TM1-TM3 ring and this, in turn, to the inner TM2 channel-lining ring, which determines the ion selectivity of the channel.
Propagation of conformational changes during μ-opioid receptor activation.
Montpellier, France. In Nature, Sep 2015
Our results show that conformational changes in transmembrane segments 5 and 6 (TM5 and TM6), which are required for the full engagement of a G protein, are almost completely dependent on the presence of both the agonist and the G protein mimetic nanobody, revealing a weak allosteric coupling between the agonist-binding pocket and the G-protein-coupling interface (TM5 and TM6), similar to that observed for the β2-adrenergic receptor.
TRKing down an old oncogene in a new era of targeted therapy.
Aurora, United States. In Cancer Discov, Jan 2015
These recent developments have led us to revisit an old oncogene, Trk (originally identified as OncD), which encodes the TPM3-NTRK1 gene fusion and was one of the first transforming chromosomal rearrangements identified 32 years ago.
Anchored multiplex PCR for targeted next-generation sequencing.
Boston, United States. In Nat Med, Dec 2014
On the basis of our experience with performing AMP on 986 clinical FFPE samples, we show its potential as both a robust clinical assay and a powerful discovery tool, which we used to identify new therapeutically important gene fusions: ARHGEF2-NTRK1 and CHTOP-NTRK1 in glioblastoma, MSN-ROS1, TRIM4-BRAF, VAMP2-NRG1, TPM3-NTRK1 and RUFY2-RET in lung cancer, FGFR2-CREB5 in cholangiocarcinoma and PPL-NTRK1 in thyroid carcinoma.
Congenital myopathy with cap-like structures and nemaline rods: case report and literature review.
Kingston, Canada. In Pediatr Neurol, Aug 2014
Molecular genetic testing was performed for NEB, TPM2, TPM3, ACTA1, TNNT1, SEPN1, SMN1, DMPK, FSHMD1A, and mtDNA.