Chin S. Park

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Age-related memory impairment occurs in many mammalian species, including humans. Moreover, women undergoing the menopausal transition often complain of problems with memory. We recently reported that rhesus monkeys display age- and menopause-related recognition memory impairment on a hippocampus-reliant test [delayed nonmatching-to-sample (DNMS)]. In the(More)
Rhesus monkeys provide a valuable model for studying the neurobiological basis of cognitive aging, because they are vulnerable to age-related memory decline in a manner similar to humans. In this study, young and aged monkeys were first tested on a well characterized recognition memory test (delayed nonmatching-to-sample; DNMS). Then, electron microscopic(More)
Homeostasis of serotonergic transmission critically depends on the rate of serotonin reuptake via its plasma membrane transporter (SERT). SERT activity is tightly regulated by multiple mechanisms, including physical association with intracellular proteins and post-translational modifications, such as phosphorylation, but these mechanisms remain partially(More)
Aged rhesus monkeys exhibit deficits in hippocampus-dependent memory, similar to aging humans. Here we explored the basis of cognitive decline by first testing young adult and aged monkeys on a standard recognition memory test (delayed nonmatching-to-sample test; DNMS). Next we quantified synaptic density and morphology in the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG)(More)
Histone acetylation has been implicated in learning and memory in the brain, however, its function at the level of the genome and at individual genetic loci remains poorly investigated. This study examines a key acetylation mark, histone H4 lysine 5 acetylation (H4K5ac), genome-wide and its role in activity-dependent gene transcription in the adult mouse(More)
Antigenic analysis using monoclonal antibodies and genomic analysis using ribonuclease protection was done on 47 isolates of group A respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) recovered from children in St. Louis during four RSV seasons. Antigenic analysis identified four subgroups; of the three that included more than one member, those designated A/2 and A/2V had(More)
In order to study variation among prototype strains and clinical isolates of respiratory syncytial (RS) virus, four prototype strains (Long, A2, CH18537, 9320) were used to produce monoclonal antibodies to this virus. The majority of monoclonals reacted with all four prototype strains by fluorescent antibody staining. Among the non-cross-reacting(More)
Monoclonal antibodies and ribonuclease protection were used to analyze antigenic and genomic diversity among 42 isolates of group A respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) from studies of nosocomial RSV carried out at the University of Rochester during the 1974-1975 and 1975-1976 RSV seasons. Three distinct subgroups or lineages and a total of 12 viral variants(More)
We have used the technique of ribonuclease protection to define genomic variation among circulating isolates of subgroup A respiratory syncytial (RS) virus. RNAs extracted from HEp-2 cells infected with strains to be analyzed were hybridized with a 32P-labeled RNA probe corresponding to the RS virus G glycoprotein (A2 strain). Areas of nonhomology were(More)