Christopher J Storbeck

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Cortical spreading depression (CSD) induces waves of neuronal depolarization that confer neuroprotection to subsequent ischemic events in the rat brain. To gain insights into the molecular mechanisms elicited by CSD, we used representational difference analysis (RDA) to identify mRNAs induced by potassium depolarization in vivo. Using this approach, we have(More)
Cell growth and terminal differentiation are controlled by complex signaling cascades that regulate the expression of specific subsets of genes implicated in cell fate and morphogenic processes. We have recently cloned and characterized a novel Ste20-like kinase termed SLK that is associated with adhesion structures during cell adhesion and spreading.(More)
Cell growth and terminal differentiation are controlled by complex signaling systems that regulate the tissue-specific expression of genes controlling cell fate and morphogenesis. We have previously reported that the Ste20-like kinase SLK is expressed in muscle tissue and is required for cell motility. However, the specific function of SLK in muscle tissue(More)
Myotonic dystrophy (DM1) is a multisystemic disorder caused by a CTG repeat expansion within the 3'-UTR of the DMPK gene. DM1 is characterized by delayed muscle development, muscle weakness and wasting, cardiac conduction abnormalities, cognitive defects and cataracts. Recent studies have demonstrated that the disease mechanism involves a dominant(More)
The Ste20-like kinase SLK plays a pivotal role in cell migration and focal adhesion turnover and is regulated by the LIM domain-binding proteins Ldb1 and Ldb2. These adapter proteins have been demonstrated to interact with LMO4 in the organization of transcriptional complexes. Therefore, we have assessed the ability of LMO4 to also interact and regulate SLK(More)
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