Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Update of the week (13-20 September 2010)

New Paper accepted in Hepatology (Impact Factor - 10.84)
Unconjugated bile salts shuttle through hepatocyte peroxisomes for taurine conjugation
Rembacz KP et al
From the group of Klaas Nico Faber

New accepted paper in Journal of Neuroendocrinology (Impact Factor - 3.7)
D-Aspartate Oxidase Localisation in Pituitary and Pineal Glands of the Female Pig
Yamamoto A. et al.
Brief background - DDO (D-aspartate oxidase) is a PTS1 containing peroxisomal protein.

PhD Dissertation by Anca Nenicu
Supervisor - Prof. Dr. Eveline Baumgart-Vogt
Influence of peroxisomes on development, maturation and adult functions of the testis
submitted to Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
pdf link
Link posted for academic purposes only.  Please read the associated copyright note on the website

New Paper in PLoS One (Impact Factor - 4.351)
Deficient Liver Biosynthesis of Docosahexaenoic Acid Correlates with Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease
Astarita G. et al.
From the group of Prof. Daniele Piomelli
Findings in Brief - peroxisomal D-bifunctional protein activity is reduced in liver leading to impaired DHA biosynthesis in Alzheimer patients.

ABCD1 and ABCD2 are peroxisomal membrane proteins involved in fatty acid transport.
ACOX1 and HSD17B4, are peroxisomal matrix enzymes involved in beta-oxidation functions, both have C-terminal PTS1 signal.

Review in Microbiology Monographs "Structures and Organelles in Pathogenic Protists"
The Glycosome of Trypanosomatids
By Fred R. Opperdoes

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