D A Bechtold

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Stressful stimuli activate the heat shock (stress) response in which a set of heat shock proteins (hsps) is induced, which play roles in cellular repair and protective mechanisms. Most studies in the mammalian nervous system have focused on Hsp70, however, the present investigation targets other members of the induced set, namely Hsp27 and Hsp32. In(More)
Heat-shock proteins are induced in response to cellular stress. Although heat-shock proteins are known to function in repair and protective mechanisms, their relationship to critical neural processes, such as synaptic function, has received little attention. Here we investigate whether the major heat-shock protein Hsp70 localizes to the synapse following a(More)
The tau mutation in the Syrian hamster resides in the enzyme casein kinase 1 epsilon (CK1epsilon), resulting in a dramatic acceleration of wheel-running activity cycles to about 20 hours. tau also impacts growth, energy, metabolism, feeding behavior, and circadian mechanisms underpinning seasonal timing, causing accelerated reproductive and neuroendocrine(More)
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