Catherine A. Hauser

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The common neurotrophin receptor, p75(NTR), has been shown to signal in the absence of Trk tyrosine kinase receptors, including induction of neural apoptosis and activation of NF-kappaB. However, the mechanisms by which p75(NTR) initiates these intracellular signal transduction pathways are unknown. Here we report interactions between p75(NTR) and the six(More)
To review the literature and develop a conceptual framework about prognostic factors for people presenting to medical oncologists with recently diagnosed incurable cancer. Medline was searched from January 2000 to October 2003 to identify articles testing associations between clinical or laboratory variables and survival time in adults with advanced solid(More)
gamma-Aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptor subtypes containing the alpha6-subunit are generally thought to be insensitive to the action of benzodiazepine agonists. We describe the specific binding of the benzodiazepine agonist flunitrazepam to alpha6beta2gamma2-containing GABAA receptors, which has not been observed before and differs from previous(More)
Neuroactive steroids rapidly alter neuronal excitability through their action via the cell surface. The 3 alpha-hydroxy ring A-reduced pregnane steroids enhance gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated Cl- currents while pregnenolone sulfate and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate may exert functional antagonistic properties. Based on our previous findings that(More)
The cAMP responsive element binding protein (CREB) and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) have been reported to bind to a 60 bp promoter fragment of the alpha 1-GABAA receptor gene containing a classic cAMP-responsive element (CRE). We inserted this fragment into a hormone responsive element-deleted mouse mammary tumor virus promoter controlling the(More)
In addition to the well-known genomic effects of steroid molecules via intracellular steroid receptors, certain steroids rapidly alter neuronal excitability through binding sites on neurotransmitter-gated ion channels. Several of these steroids accumulate in the brain after local synthesis or after metabolization of adrenal steroids. The 3 alpha-hydroxy(More)
Allopregnanolone, known so far to act as a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonist, allosterically decreased the affinity of the GABA agonist muscimol for recombinant alpha1beta2gamma2 and alpha6beta2gamma2 GABA-A receptors. Pregnenolone sulfate, a GABA antagonist, had a similar effect. Both of these neuroactive steroids also reduced the time constant of(More)
Protein antigens must be taken up, processed, and displayed on the surface of antigen-presenting cells in association with major histocompatibility complex molecules before they can be recognized by T cells. Whether recognition of the haptens used to study allergic contact hypersensitivity in murine models similarly requires processing has not been(More)
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