Claudine G. Jennings

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Little is known about the signaling pathways by which motoneurons induce synapses on muscle fibers, and no receptors for synapse-inducing signals have yet been identified. Because several other inductive events in development are mediated by receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), and because phosphotyrosine staining within muscle fibers is concentrated at(More)
Major advances have occurred in our understanding of the signaling events involved in neuromuscular synapse formation. In particular, it has recently been shown that agrin is necessary for synapse formation, that acetylcholine receptor genes are specifically transcribed by synaptic nuclei in response to signals from the synaptic basal lamina, and that(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a 37-amino acid neuropeptide that is expressed by many neurons of the vertebrate nervous system, including motoneurons of many species. It has been detected immunohistochemically in both cell bodies and motor terminals of motoneurons, suggesting that it may play a role at the neuromuscular junction. In support of(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used; however, they are also nephrotoxic with both acute and chronic effects on kidney function. Here we determined NSAID prescribing before and after estimated GFR (eGFR) reporting and evaluate renal function in patients who used NSAIDs but stopped these after their first eGFR report. A(More)
BACKGROUND Patient recruitment into clinical trials is a major challenge, and the elderly, socially deprived and those with multiple comorbidities are often underrepresented. The idea of paying patients an incentive to participate in research is controversial, and evidence is needed to evaluate this as a recruitment strategy. METHOD In this study, we(More)
Renal artery stensosis (RAS) continues to be a problem for clinicians, with no clear consensus on how to investigate and assess the clinical significance of stenotic lesions and manage the findings. RAS caused by fibromuscular dysplasia is probably commoner than previously appreciated, should be actively looked for in younger hypertensive patients and can(More)
INTRODUCTION Gout affects 2.5% of the UK's adult population and is now the most common type of inflammatory arthritis. The long-term management of gout requires reduction of serum urate levels and this is most often achieved with use of xanthine oxidase inhibitors, such as allopurinol. Febuxostat is the first new xanthine oxidase inhibitor since allopurinol(More)
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