Human Biology and Medicine

Human Biology and Medicine

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    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Ankyrin-G mediates targeting of both Na+ and KATP channels to the rat cardiac intercalated disc

    Hua-Qian Yang et al.
    The functional interaction of Na+ and KATP channels at the intercalated disk of cardiomyocytes depends on Ankyrin G and is clinically relevant since KATP channel mutations affect Na+ channel expression.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    PCK1 and DHODH drive colorectal cancer liver metastatic colonization and hypoxic growth by promoting nucleotide synthesis

    Norihiro Yamaguchi et al.
    The gluconeogenic enzyme PCK1 and pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthetic enzyme DHODH drive hypoxic pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthesis and liver metastatic colonization in colorectal cancer, which is therapeutically exploitable by DHODH pharmacologic inhibition.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Human hippocampal CA3 damage disrupts both recent and remote episodic memories

    Thomas D Miller et al.
    Human hippocampal cornu ammonis 3 damage impairs both recent and remote autobiographical episodic memory, and disrupts functional integration in medial temporal lobe subsystem regions of the default network.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Disease-modifying effects of natural Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol in endometriosis-associated pain

    Alejandra Escudero-Lara et al.
    A mouse model of endometriosis reveals that moderate doses of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol produce clear regression of ectopic endometrial growths, pronounced alleviation of pelvic pain and unexpected memory improvements.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Bottom-up and top-down neural signatures of disordered multi-talker speech perception in adults with normal hearing

    Aravindakshan Parthasarathy et al.
    Ear canal EEG and pupillometry reveal disordered temporal processing in adults with normal hearing who struggle to understand conversations in noisy backgrounds.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Spinal signalling of C-fiber mediated pleasant touch in humans

    Andrew G Marshall et al.
    Pleasant touch perception in humans is unaffected by spinothalamic disruption indicating integrated spinal processing of hedonic and discriminative tactile inputs rather than privileged C-tactile-lamina I-spinothalamic projections.

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    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States
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    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
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    Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, United States, United States
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