Based on protein and transcript analyses in key mutants, we identified three enzymes in the tricarboxylic acid cycle
as the key targets of this transcriptional control. For the transcription factor Gcn4, we demonstrate that this control is mediated through the PKA and Snf1 signaling cascade. The discrepancy between flux response SBE-β-CD predictions, based on the known regulatory network architecture and our functional (13)C-data, demonstrates the importance of identifying and quantifying the extent to which regulatory effectors alter cellular functions. Molecular Systems Biology 6: 432; published online 30 November 2010; doi:10.1038/msb.2010.91″
“Purpose: A major goal of bladder exstrophy management is urinary continence, often using bladder neck reconstruction. We report our experience with bladder neck reconstruction after complete primary repair of exstrophy.\n\nMaterials and Methods: Patient history, ultrasound, voiding cystourethrogram, examination using anesthesia and urodynamics were performed during a prospective
evaluation. Continence was assessed using the International Children’s Continence Society classification and the dry Nutlin-3a in vitro interval. Bladder capacity was measured by examination using anesthesia, voiding cystourethrogram and/or urodynamics. Urodynamics were also done to assess bladder compliance and detrusor muscle function.\n\nResults: From 1994 to 2010 we treated 31 male and 15 female patients with bladder exstrophy after complete primary repair of exstrophy. Of patients 5 years old or older bladder neck reconstruction
was performed after complete primary repair in Stem Cell Compound Library cost 9 of 21 males (43%) and in 3 of 11 females (27%) at a mean age of 6.3 and 8.1 years, respectively. By the International Children’s Continence Society classification 6 of 12 patients (50%) were continent less than 1.5 years after bladder neck reconstruction and 2 of 9 (23%) were evaluable 1.5 years or greater after reconstruction. Median bladder capacity was 100 ml before, 50 ml less than 1.5 years after and 123 ml 1.5 years or greater after bladder neck reconstruction. Three males and 2 females emptied via an appendicovesicostomy. Two boys underwent augmentation.\n\nConclusions: In our experience most patients with bladder exstrophy require bladder neck reconstruction after complete primary repair of exstrophy. The need for reconstruction is more common in males. Our rates of bladder neck reconstruction after complete primary repair of exstrophy and of continence after bladder neck reconstruction are similar to those in other reports.”
“Before diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can be implemented in standard clinical practice for response monitoring, data on reproducibility are needed to assess which differences outside the range of normal variation can be detected in an individual patient.