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Intracellular cytarabine triphosphate in circulating blasts post-treatment predicts remission status in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (2019)
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Anderson, E., Rees, B., Hull, J., Heywood, J., Preston, A., Protheroe, R., …Mehta, P. (2019). Intracellular cytarabine triphosphate in circulating blasts post-treatment predicts remission status in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Experimental Hematology, 74, 13-18.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exphem.2019.04.005

© 2019 Cytarabine remains the backbone of therapy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The ability to assess intracellular cytarabine triphosphate (ara-CTP) levels in patients receiving cytarabine represents a major goal in the prediction of treatment re... Read More about Intracellular cytarabine triphosphate in circulating blasts post-treatment predicts remission status in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

Immunotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (2018)
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Usmari Moraes, M., Gaudet, T., Hull, J., & Conway, M. E. (2018). Immunotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Bioscience Horizons, 11, 1-7

The development of efficacious treatments targeting Alzheimer’s disease (AD) aetiology has been proved an extensive, time consuming task. Currently prescribed therapies, primarily acetylcholinesterase inhibitors such as donepezil and the NMDAreceptor... Read More about Immunotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Distribution of the branched-chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex E1α subunit and glutamate dehydrogenase in the human brain and their role in neuro-metabolism (2017)
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Hull, J., Usmari Moraes, M., Brookes, E., Love, S., & Conway, M. E. (2018). Distribution of the branched-chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex E1α subunit and glutamate dehydrogenase in the human brain and their role in neuro-metabolism. Neurochemistry International, 112, 49-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuint.2017.10.014

© 2017 Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter of the central nervous system, with the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) acting as key nitrogen donors for de novo glutamate synthesis. Despite the importance of these major metabolites, the... Read More about Distribution of the branched-chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex E1α subunit and glutamate dehydrogenase in the human brain and their role in neuro-metabolism.

Decreased expression of the mitochondrial bcat protein correlates with improved patient survival in idh-wt gliomas (2016)
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Conway, M. E., Hull, J., El Hindy, M., Taylor, S., El Amraoui, F., Paton-Thomas, C., …Kurian, K. (2016). Decreased expression of the mitochondrial bcat protein correlates with improved patient survival in idh-wt gliomas. Brain Pathology, 26(6), 789-791. https://doi.org/10.1111/bpa.12385

Background and research question: Gliomas represent 43% of all solid intracranial tumours, of which glioblastomas have the poorest prognosis. Recently, the human cytosolic branched-chain aminotransferase protein (hBCATc), which metabolises the branch... Read More about Decreased expression of the mitochondrial bcat protein correlates with improved patient survival in idh-wt gliomas.

Altered Expression of Human Mitochondrial Branched Chain Aminotransferase in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Vascular Dementia (2016)
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Hutson, S. M., Kehoe, P. G., Hull, J., Ashby, E. L., Ashby, E., Kierzkowska, M., …Conway, M. E. (2017). Altered Expression of Human Mitochondrial Branched Chain Aminotransferase in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Vascular Dementia. Neurochemical Research, 42(1), 306-319. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11064-016-1855-7

© 2016, The Author(s). Cytosolic and mitochondrial human branched chain aminotransferase (hBCATc and hBCATm, respectively) play an integral role in brain glutamate metabolism. Regional increased levels of hBCATc in the CA1 and CA4 region of Alzheimer... Read More about Altered Expression of Human Mitochondrial Branched Chain Aminotransferase in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Vascular Dementia.

New insights into the role of the branched-chain aminotransferase proteins in the human brain (2015)
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Hull, J., Patel, V. B., Hutson, S. M., & Conway, M. E. (2015). New insights into the role of the branched-chain aminotransferase proteins in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 93(7), 987-998. https://doi.org/10.1002/jnr.23558

The human cytosolic branched-chain aminotransferase (hBCATc) enzyme is strategically located in glutamatergic neurons, where it is thought to provide approximately 30% of de novo nitrogen for brain glutamate synthesis. In health, glutamate plays a do... Read More about New insights into the role of the branched-chain aminotransferase proteins in the human brain.

Regional increase in the expression of the BCAT proteins in Alzheimer's disease brain: Implications in glutamate toxicity (2015)
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Hull, J., Patel, V., El Hindy, M., Lee, C., Odeleye, E., Hezwani, M., …Conway, M. E. (2015). Regional increase in the expression of the BCAT proteins in Alzheimer's disease brain: Implications in glutamate toxicity. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 45(3), 891-905. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-142970

BACKGROUND The human branched chain aminotransferases (hBCATm, mitochondrial and hBCATc, cytosolic) are major contributors to brain glutamate production. This excitatory neurotransmitter is thought to contribute to neurotoxicity in neurodegenerati... Read More about Regional increase in the expression of the BCAT proteins in Alzheimer's disease brain: Implications in glutamate toxicity.

The branched-chain aminotransferase proteins: Novel redox chaperones for protein disulfide isomerase-implications in Alzheimer's disease (2014)
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Patel, V. B., Lee, C., El Hindy, M., Hezwani, M., Corry, D., Hull, J., …Conway, M. E. (2014). The branched-chain aminotransferase proteins: Novel redox chaperones for protein disulfide isomerase-implications in Alzheimer's disease. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, 20(16), 2497-2513. https://doi.org/10.1089/ars.2012.4869

Aims: The human branched-chain aminotransferase proteins (hBCATm and hBCATc) are regulated through oxidation and S-nitrosation. However, it remains unknown whether they share common redox characteristics to enzymes such as protein disulfide isomerase... Read More about The branched-chain aminotransferase proteins: Novel redox chaperones for protein disulfide isomerase-implications in Alzheimer's disease.

Distribution of the branched chain aminotransferase proteins in the human brain and their role in glutamate regulation (2012)
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Hull, J., Hindy, M. E., Kehoe, P. G., Chalmers, K., Love, S., & Conway, M. E. (2012). Distribution of the branched chain aminotransferase proteins in the human brain and their role in glutamate regulation. Journal of Neurochemistry, 123(6), 997-1009. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnc.12044

The branched chain aminotransferase enzymes (BCAT) serve as nitrogen donors for the production of 30% of de novo glutamate synthesis in rat brain. Despite the importance of this major metabolite and excitatory neurotransmitter, the distribution of BC... Read More about Distribution of the branched chain aminotransferase proteins in the human brain and their role in glutamate regulation.


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