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17-Feb-2014

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Journal of Clinical Investigation

JCI early table of contents for Feb. 17, 2014

Neurotensin conjugate provides pain relief in animal models

The small peptide neurotensin is a potent regulator of dopamine signaling and can provide dramatic pain relief; however, the blood brain barrier provides a substantial challenge toward clinical use of neurotensin for analgesia. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Philippe Sarret and colleagues at Université de Sherbrooke generated a conjugate of neurotensin with a peptide able to cross the blood brain barrier and evaluated the analgesic effects of this molecule in animal models of pain. The authors observed efficient transportation of the conjugate (ANG2002) across the blood brain barrier and dose-dependent pain relief in multiple models. The results from this study suggest that ANG2002 has potential to be effective for clinical pain management.

TITLE: Conjugation of a brain-penetrant peptide with neurotensin provides antinociceptive properties

AUTHOR CONTACT: Philippe Sarret
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, PQ, CAN
Phone: 819-820-6868 #12554; Fax: 819-820-6887; E-mail: philippe.sarret@usherbrooke.ca

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/70647?key=d7ec1ecdc3b327ae271a


T cell repertoire following hematopoietic stem cell transplant

A promising treatment for hematologic and other malignancies is the transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells isolated from the patient. The use of an individuals own stem cells reduces complications involved with graft rejection;however, many patients develop autoimmune disease or other complications following the procedure. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Laurence Turka and colleagues from Massachusetts General Hospital evaluated the T cell response in a cohort of poor-prognosis MS patients following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and determined that HSCT had differential effects on T cell repertoire. Importantly, patients with a diverse T cell population following the procedure were more likely to respond well to treatment.

TITLE: T cell repertoire renewal following autologous stem cell transplantation for multiple sclerosis

AUTHOR CONTACT: Laurence A. Turka
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Phone: 617 724-7711; Fax: ; E-mail: lturka@partners.org

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/71691?key=b64763243f594bab6646


ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

TITLE: Serotonergic mechanisms responsible for levodopa-induced dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease patients

AUTHOR CONTACT: Marios Politis
Imperial College London, London, , GBR
Phone: +4402083833754; E-mail: marios.politis@imperial.ac.uk

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/71640?key=53290de4e3538ea486e7

TITLE: Metformin interferes with bile acid homeostasis through AMPK-FXR crosstalk

AUTHOR CONTACT: Philippe Lefebvre
INSERM, LILLE, , FRA
Phone: +33.3209774220; E-mail: philippe-claude.lefebvre@inserm.fr

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/68815?key=b6447701e370aab5dcf0

TITLE: Podocyte-associated talin1 is critical for glomerular filtration barrier maintenance

AUTHOR CONTACT: Shuta Ishibe
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Phone: 203-737-4170; Fax: 203-785-4904; E-mail: shuta.ishibe@yale.edu

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/69778?key=b2362d17c39fcc7d7ef2

TITLE: Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2B regulates efferocytosis and atherosclerosis

AUTHOR CONTACT: Nicholas Leeper
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
Phone: 415-794-7712; E-mail: nleeper@stanford.edu

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/70391?key=7731007a399ee021075e

TITLE: Abnormal muscle mechanosignaling triggers cardiomyopathy in mice with Marfan syndrome

AUTHOR CONTACT: Francesco Ramirez
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Phone: 212-241-7237; Fax: 212-996-7214; E-mail: francesco.ramirez@mssm.edu

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/71059?key=10982d70689da49c44ac

TITLE: Lipotoxic disruption of NHE1 interaction with PI(4,5)P2 expedites proximal tubule apoptosis

AUTHOR CONTACT: Jeffrey Schelling
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Phone: (216)778-3079; Fax: (216)778-4321; E-mail: :Jeffrey.schelling@case.edu

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/71863?key=0ce2eb6cd213e7f0230e

TITLE: Bitter and sweet taste receptors regulate human upper respiratory innate immunity

AUTHOR CONTACT: Noam Cohen
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Phone: 215-823-5800 ext 3892; Fax: 215-349-5977; E-mail: cohenn@uphs.upenn.edu

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/72094?key=80384aee45c4752a4dd2

TITLE: Extracellular caspase-6 drives murine inflammatory pain via microglial TNF-α secretion

AUTHOR CONTACT: Ru-Rong Ji
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Phone: 919-684-9687; E-mail: u-rong.ji@duke.edu

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/72230?key=e5732c9ba6685986b16a

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