Antonie Rice

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Based on microtubule (MT) disruption observed in primary neurons exposed to fibrillar amyloid peptides (A beta), we tested the potential protective effect of MT-stabilizing drugs such as Taxol against A beta-induced disruption of the cytoskeleton. Although Taxol was strongly protective, the fact that it does not cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) led us to(More)
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) effectively prevents microtubule (MT)-stabilizing drugs from readily entering the central nervous system (CNS). A major limiting factor for microtubule-stabilizing drug permeation across the BBB is the active efflux back into the circulation by the overexpression of the multidrug-resistant gene product 1 (MDR1) or(More)
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