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Transgenic mice overexpressing different forms of amyloid precursor protein (APP), i.e. wild type or clinical mutants, displayed an essentially comparable early phenotype in terms of behavior, differential glutamatergic responses, deficits in maintenance of long term potentiation, and premature death. The cognitive impairment, demonstrated in F1 hybrids of(More)
Methods are described for studying mu, delta, and kappa opioid binding sites, each without interference from the others. A large array of ligands has been characterized by ligand selectivity profiles, graphic depictions of affinities and selectivities. Binding site signatures have been derived, which uniquely describe each of the three types of sites. The(More)
The contribution of mutations in the amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene known as Flemish (APP/A692G) and Dutch (APP/E693Q) to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis of the Dutch type, respectively, was studied in transgenic mice that overexpress the mutant APP in brain. These transgenic mice showed the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the underlying retinal micropathology in subclasses of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (ADRP) caused by rhodopsin (RHO) mutations. METHODS Patients with RHO-ADRP (n = 17, ages 6-73 years), representing class A (R135W and P347L) and class B (P23H, T58R, and G106R) functional phenotypes, were studied with optical coherence(More)
Sclerosing stromal tumor of the ovary is a rare, benign, sex cord stromal tumor occurring predominantly in younger women in the 2nd and 3rd decades of life. It typically presents unilaterally with only 2 previously reported cases of bilateral presentation. Common clinical presentations include pelvic or abdominal pain, a mass, or menstrual changes. Although(More)
A beta deposition in the APPV717F transgenic model of Alzheimer's pathology involves apolipoprotein E (apoE). We measured soluble and insoluble apoE in brain region extracts at an early and late stage of plaque development. The apoE levels in the insoluble fraction were greatly elevated in the hippocampus and cortex of aged transgenic animals but were(More)
The accumulation of insoluble Aβ peptide aggregates in the brain is the diagnostic feature of Alzheimer's disease. Identical deposits are seen in the elderly who are at risk for this disease. The formation of the approx 4 kDa Aβ peptide is implicated as a key component in the development of Alzheimer's disease pathology. Genetic evidence strongly supports(More)
Dextrorphan (+)-tartrate, purified by repeated crystallization to remove all traces of the enantiomer levorphanol, binds to mu, delta, and kappa sites on guinea-pig brain membranes with lower affinities (by a factor of 400-3200) than levorphanol. In the guinea-pig ileum myenteric plexus longitudinal muscle preparation (GPI), dextrorphan, at 100-200 microM,(More)
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