Ann Jacqueline Hunter

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For an understanding of the aberrant biology seen in mouse mutations and identification of more subtle phenotype variation, there is a need for a full clinical and pathological characterization of the animals. Although there has been some use of sophisticated techniques, the majority of behavioral and functional analyses in mice have been qualitative rather(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating neurological condition characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive performance accompanied by behavioral and psychological syndromes, such as depression and psychosis. The neurochemical correlates of these clinical manifestations now appear to involve dysfunctions of multiple neurotransmitter pathways.(More)
We used ENU mutagenesis in the mouse for the rapid generation of novel mutant phenotypes for both gene function studies and use as new animal models of human disease (Nolan et al. 2000b). One focus of the program was the development of a blood biochemistry screen. At 8–12 weeks of age, approximately 300 ml of blood was collected from F1 offspring of ENU(More)
The use of transgenic models in scientific research has made an enormous contribution to our understanding of the causes and symptoms of many diseases, including neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD). In the creation of transgenic models of neurodegenerative disease, effects of the background strain of(More)
The inhibitory activity of myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) on neurons is thought to contribute to the lack of regenerative capacity of the CNS after injury. The interaction of MAG and its neuronal receptors mediates bidirectional signaling between neurons and oligodendrocytes. The novel finding that an anti-MAG monoclonal antibody not only possesses(More)
Here we report the first cloned N-ethyl-nitrosourea (ENU)-derived mouse model of diabetes. GENA348 was identified through free-fed plasma glucose measurement, being more than 2 SDs above the population mean of a cohort of >1,201 male ENU mutant mice. The underlying gene was mapped to the maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY2) homology region of mouse(More)
12. Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Mouse Genome Informatics, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine. World Wibe Web (URL: http://www.informatics.jax.org/). (10/97). 13. Mathew S, Murty VVVS, Cheifetz S, George D, Massague J, Chaganti RSK. (1994) Genomics 20, 114-115 14. Bonyadi M, Cui W, Nagase H, Akhurst RJ. (1996) Genomics 33, 328-329 15. Imbeaud S,(More)
Emerging disease modifying therapeutic strategies for Alzheimer's disease (AD) have generated a critical need for biomarkers of early stage disease. Here, we describe the identification and assessment of a number of candidate biomarkers in patients with mild to moderate probable AD. Plasma from 47 probable Alzheimer's patients and 47 matched controls were(More)
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in developed countries, yet remains a poorly treated condition. Treatments for stroke can be aimed at acutely improving blood flow or protecting brain tissue against ischaemia, enhancing stroke recovery or reducing the risk of stroke recurrence. This paper reviews each of these(More)
With the completion of the first draft of the human genome sequence, the next major challenge is assigning function to genes. One approach is genome-wide random chemical mutagenesis, followed by screening for mutant phenotypes of interest and subsequent mapping and identification of the mutated genes in question. We (a consortium made up of GlaxoSmithKline,(More)