Alina J. Webber

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The ingestion of ethanol during pregnancy has a number of deleterious consequences for the unborn offspring, producing structural and functional deficits that affect the brain and many other organs into adulthood. The hippocampus is a brain area that is particularly sensitive to ethanol's adverse effects. In a previous study we showed that voluntary(More)
Prenatal ethanol exposure can lead to long-lasting impairments in the ability to process spatial information in rats, as well as produce long-lasting deficits in the ability of animals to exhibit long-term potentiation, a biological model of learning and memory processing. Conversely, we have recently shown that both spatial memory and long-term(More)
It has been well-established that cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the adult mouse dentate gyrus (DG) can be regulated by voluntary exercise. Recent evidence has suggested that the effects of voluntary exercise can in turn be influenced by environmental factors that regulate the amount of stress an animal is exposed to. In this study, we use(More)
Fibrinogen degradation, fibrin polymerisation, and the insertion of cross links into fibrin by fibrin stabilising factor lead to the appearance of new antigenic determinants. Antibodies against these antigenic sites may react specifically with the derivatives but not with the parent molecules. We have utilised a monoclonal antibody, which interacts with the(More)
We have prepared a monoclonal antibody which recognises an antigenic determinant on D dimer, a specific fragment resulting from the degradation of crosslinked fibrin. This antibody has been used in the development of an enzyme-linked immunoassay for D dimer and related degradation products containing crosslinked gamma-gamma chains, to provide a simple assay(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MAb) were raised against human D dimer. The hybridomas were screened with a solid phase enzyme immunoassay against D dimer and fibrinogen degradation products. Among the panel of MAb identified, two distinct patterns emerged; the majority belonging to a panspecific class reacting against epitopes present on both D dimer and fibrinogen(More)