Breanne D Willison

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Choline uptake by the high affinity choline transporter (CHT) is the rate-limiting step in acetylcholine synthesis. Induction of CHT is therefore a critical step in cholinergic differentiation, and we examined the developmental expression of CHT in cholinergic sympathetic neurons that innervate rodent sweat glands. During postnatal development the earliest(More)
Cardiac ischemia-reperfusion alters sympathetic neurotransmission in the heart, but little is known about its effect on neuropeptide expression in sympathetic neurons. Ischemia followed by reperfusion induces the production of inflammatory cytokines in the heart, including interleukin-6 and cardiotrophin-1. These cytokines and related molecules inhibit the(More)
Chronic depolarization increases norepinephrine (NE) uptake and expression of the norepinephrine transporter (NET) in sympathetic neurons, but the mechanisms are unknown. Depolarization of sympathetic neurons stimulates catecholamine synthesis, and several studies suggest that NET can be regulated by catecholamines. It is not clear if the(More)
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