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Sex differences and gonadal hormone influences are well known for diverse aspects of forebrain amine and indolamine neurotransmitter systems, the cognitive and affective functions they govern and their malfunction in mental illness. This study explored whether hormone regulation/dysregulation of these systems could be related to gonadal steroid effects on(More)
5-Lipoxygenase (5-LOX), along with 12-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenases, metabolizes arachidonic acid into eicosanoids. In rodents, 12-lipoxygenase deficiency alters behavioral responses to cocaine. We used 5-LOX-deficient mice and their controls to investigate cocaine's actions. After repeated cocaine injections, the increase in locomotor activity was(More)
Calponin is an actin filament-associated protein reported in platelets, although the specific isoform expressed and functional role were not identified. The h2-calponin isoform is expressed in myeloid-derived peripheral blood monocytes, where it regulates adhesion. Our objective was to characterize the presence and function of the h2 isoform of calponin in(More)
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