Ann C Sherwood

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BACKGROUND Symptoms of cognitive impairment such as poor concentration, memory loss and difficulty with decision making are prevalent in patients with depression, but currently are not specific targets for treatment. However, patients can continue to demonstrate cognitive impairments even when apparently clinically recovered. Drugs that potentiate serotonin(More)
The recent discovery of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) identified a novel trophin that selectively increases survival of substantia nigra dopaminergic neurons, which degenerate in Parkinson's disease. Our previous studies indicated that GDNF RNA can be amplified from cultured rat nigral type 1 astrocytes and from rat striatum in vivo,(More)
Microglia, the intrinsic immune cells of the central nervous system, are activated in a variety of inflammatory brain diseases in which they play a pathogenetic role. However, mechanisms underlying activation are largely unknown. To begin elucidating molecular mechanisms associated with activation, we characterized the pattern of gene expression in(More)
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