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Role of Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) and Its Derivatives in the Biology and Cell Fate Specification of Neural Stem Cells 

Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is a member of the APP family of proteins, and different enzymatic processing leads to the production of several derivatives that are shown to have distinct biological functions. APP is involved in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common neurodegen...

Micromotor-based electrochemical immunoassays for reliable determination of amyloid-β (1-42) in Alzheimer's diagnosed clinical samples 

Alzheimer's disease (AD), in addition to being the most common cause of dementia, is very difficult to diagnose, with the 42-amino acid form of Aβ (Aβ-42) being one of the main biomarkers used for this purpose. Despite the enormous efforts made in recent years, the technologies available to determi...

Electroanalytical Immunotool to Determine Matricellular Protein Periostin, a Stromal Biomarker of Prognosis in Colorectal Cancer 

Tumor-associated stroma biomarkers are emerging as key signaling molecules of metastasis in colorectal cancer (CRC). In this sense, periostin (POSTN), a protein of the extracellular matrix from the stromal compartment, is envisioned as a potential stromal prognostic biomarker, which facilitates the...

Bronchoalveolar cytokine profile differentiates Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis patients from other smoking-related interstitial lung diseases 

Background: Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) is a rare interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with smoking, whose definitive diagnosis requires the exclusion of other forms of ILD and a compatible surgical lung biopsy. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is commonly proposed for the diag...

Hepatitis E Virus Seroprevalence is Associated with Neurodegenerative Disorders in Older People with Dementia: A Case-Control Study 

In this case-control study, we evaluated the association between serum antibodies against hepatitis E virus (HEV) and central nervous system (CNS) neurodegenerative disorders (NDs) in older people with dementia. The presence of anti-HEV antibodies was related to a higher adjusted odds ratio (aOR) o...

Aβ42 Peptide Promotes Proliferation and Gliogenesis in Human Neural Stem Cells 

Amyloid-β 42 [Aβ1-42 (Aβ42)] is one of the main Aβ peptide isoforms found in amyloid plaques of brains with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although Aβ42 is associated with neurotoxicity, it might mediate several normal physiological processes during embryonic brain development and in the adult brain. Ho...

Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Research: Human Cerebral Organoids 

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the main neurodegenerative disorder in old age, causing memory impairment and dependency. The histopathology of AD is characterized by the presence of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles formed by Aβ peptide and hyperphosphorylated Tau, respectively. There is sti...

Early and differential autoimmune diseases diagnosis by interrogating specific autoantibody signatures with multiplexed electrochemical bioplatforms 

This work reports the first bioplatform to assist in the early and reliable diagnosis of autoimmune diseases by quadruple determination of autoantibodies (Abs) produced against extractable nuclear antigens (ENAs): La/SSB-Abs, Ro/SSA-Abs, U1snRNP70-Abs and smRNP-Abs. The bioplatform involves indirec...

Dual detection system for cancer-associated point mutations assisted by a multiplexed LNA-based amperometric bioplatform coupled with rolling circle amplification 

DNA point mutation in a BRAF proto-oncogene, V600E, is considered an important prognostic and predictive biomarker in various types of cancer, such as melanoma or colorectal cancer. We report here a novel electrochemical (EC) bioplatform for the analysis of BRAF V600E mutation coupled with rolling ...

Benefits of FAIMS to Improve the Proteome Coverage of Deteriorated and/or Cross-Linked TMT 10-Plex FFPE Tissue and Plasma-Derived Exosomes Samples 

The proteome characterization of complex, deteriorated, or cross-linked protein mixtures as paired clinical FFPE or exosome samples isolated from low plasma volumes (250 µL) might be a challenge. In this work, we aimed at investigating the benefits of FAIMS technology coupled to the Orbitrap Explor...

Modeling of Respiratory Diseases Evolving with Fibrosis from Organoids Derived from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells 

Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. There is no cure for most diseases, which are treated symptomatically. Hence, new strategies are required to deepen the understanding of the disease and development of therapeutic strategies. The advent of stem c...

Altered Clock Gene Expression in Female APP/PS1 Mice and Aquaporin-Dependent Amyloid Accumulation in the Retina 

Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most prevalent form of dementia, is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by different pathological symptomatology, including disrupted circadian rhythm. The regulation of circadian rhythm depends on the light information that is projected from the retina to the s...

Schnurri-3 drives tumor growth and invasion in cancer cells expressing interleukin-13 receptor alpha 2 

Interleukin 13 receptor alpha 2 (IL13Rα2) is a relevant therapeutic target in glioblastoma (GBM) and other tumors associated with tumor growth and invasion. In a previous study, we demonstrated that protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) is a key mediator of the IL-13/IL13Rα2 signaling pathway. PT...

Functional Proteomics Characterization of the Role of SPRYD7 in Colorectal Cancer Progression and Metastasis 

SPRY domain-containing protein 7 (SPRYD7) is a barely known protein identified via spatial proteomics as being upregulated in highly metastatic-to-liver KM12SM colorectal cancer (CRC) cells in comparison to its isogenic poorly metastatic KM12C CRC cells. Here, we aimed to analyze SPRYD7's role in C...

In Vivo Ultrafast Doppler Imaging Combined with Confocal Microscopy and Behavioral Approaches to Gain Insight into the Central Expression of Peripheral Neuropathy in Trembler-J Mice 

The main human hereditary peripheral neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth, CMT), manifests in progressive sensory and motor deficits. Mutations in the compact myelin protein gene pmp22 cause more than 50% of all CMTs. CMT1E is a subtype of CMT1 myelinopathy carrying micro-mutations in pmp22. The Tremble...

Low Levels of Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) Promote Neurogenesis and Decrease Gliogenesis in Human Neural Stem Cells 

Amyloid precursor protein (APP) has been widely studied due to its association with Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the physiological functions of APP are still largely unexplored. APP is a transmembrane glycoprotein whose expression in humans is abundant in the central nervous system. Specifica...

Angiogenesis inhibitor or aggressiveness marker? The function of endostatin in cancer through electrochemical biosensing 

This work reports the first electrochemical bioplatform developed for the determination of human endostatin (HE), a biomarker with recognized antiangiogenic potential whose elevated circulating levels have also been associated with the development of aggressive cancers. The developed electroanalyti...

Particle-based phasor-FLIM-FRET resolves protein-protein interactions inside single viral particles 

Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) is a popular modality to create additional contrast in fluorescence images. By carefully analyzing pixel-based nanosecond lifetime patterns, FLIM allows studying complex molecular populations. At the single-molecule or single-particle level, however, ...