Deirdre A. Killebrew

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The choroid plexus is a multifunctional organ that sits at the interface between the blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It serves as a gateway for immune cell trafficking into the CSF and is in an excellent position to provide continuous immune surveillance by CD4 (+) T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells and to regulate immune cell trafficking in(More)
Epithelial cells of the gut, antennal glands, integument, and gills of crustaceans regulate the movements of ions into and across these structures and thereby influence the concentrations of ions in the hemolymph. Specific transport proteins serving cations and anions are found on apical and basolateral cell membranes of epithelia in these tissues. In(More)
To characterize the role of neurotrophin receptors on macrophages, we investigated the ability of nerve growth factor (NGF) and its precursor, proNGF, to regulate human macrophage phenotype. The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)) and TrkA were concentrated within overlapping domains on membrane ruffles. NGF stimulation of macrophages increased membrane(More)
Macrophage and microglial activation by HIV in the central nervous system (CNS) triggers the secretion of soluble factors which damage neurons. Therapeutic approaches designed to restore cognitive function by suppressing this inflammatory activity have not yet been successful. Recent studies have indicated that the phenotype of macrophages is differentially(More)
ion. Learning may be tied to specific physical stimuli to a greater or lesser extent. This is one way of characterising the position of Mackintosh (1988 and et al. 1985). Premack (1983) took the position that “only primates have abstract codes” and his 1986 view could be interpreted as an extension of this. Thompson and Oden (2000) and Vonk and Macdonald(More)
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