Damani N Bryant

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The authors have described a subregion of the hamster hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) containing cells that are immunopositive for the cytosolic calcium-binding protein, Calbindin-D28K (CaBP). Several lines of evidence indicate that this region may constitute the site of the pacemaker cells that are responsible for the regulation of circadian(More)
During normal olfaction, stimulation is dependent upon nasal inhalation. When collecting chemosensory event-related potentials (CSERPs), inhalations may produce artifacts such as respiration-related brain potentials that confound interpretation of the data. To avoid this type of artifact, CSERPs have often been collected using stimulation that is(More)
Multiple mechanisms mediate the effects of estrogen in the central nervous system, including signal transduction pathways such as protein kinase A, protein kinase C, and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathways. Previously we demonstrated that estrogen regulates a number of PI3K-related genes in the hypothalamus, including the PI3K p55gamma regulatory(More)
Premature and long-term ovarian hormone loss following ovariectomy (OVX) is associated with cognitive impairment. This condition is prevented by estradiol (E2) therapy when initiated shortly following OVX but not after substantial delay. To determine whether these clinical findings are correlated with changes in synaptic functions, we used adult OVX rats to(More)
Prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans, bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle, and scrapie in sheep are fatal neurodegenerative diseases for which there is no effective treatment. The pathology of these diseases involves the conversion of a protease sensitive form of the cellular prion protein (PrPC) into a protease resistant(More)
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