Danuta Cieslak

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During development of the neuromuscular junction, nerve-derived agrin and the cell substrate laminin stimulate postsynaptic nAChR clustering. This clustering is dependent on activation of the tyrosine kinase, MuSK, which signals receptor clustering via a rapsyn-dependent mechanism. Myogenin is a muscle-specific transcription factor that controls myoblast(More)
During development of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), extrajunctional expression of genes, whose products are destined for the synapse, is suppressed by muscle activity. One of the best-studied examples of activity-dependent gene regulation in muscle are those encoding nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits. We recently showed that nAChR gene(More)
Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) is widely distributed within the brain and spinal cord and may have direct extrahypophysiotrophic effects, independent of its pituitary action. The CRF level was measured using, the RIA method in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from 5 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and in CSF from 10 patients with(More)
Secretion of prolactin in nine patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and in seven healthy men was investigated with the use of metoclopramide stimulation and bromocriptine inhibition tests. Blood serum prolactin concentration was determined in the basal state and 30, 60 and 120 minutes after oral administration of 10 mg metoclopramide or 2.5 mg(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF), a mitogenic peptide, is widely distributed within the brain and endocrine cells of the gastro-intestinal tract. Using EGF radioreceptor assay, the EGF level was measured in lumbar cerebrospinal fluid from five patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and seven patients with intervertebral disc disease as a control(More)
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