Eleanor Mary Spencer

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Repressor element-1 silencing transcription factor (REST) is a candidate modulator of gene expression during status epilepticus in the rodent. In such models, full-length REST and the truncated REST4 variant are induced and can potentially direct differential gene expression patterns. We have addressed the regulation of these REST variants in rodent(More)
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) found in plasma and other body fluids circulate in association with specific binding proteins. We report here the cloning and the nucleotide sequence of cDNAs for the growth-hormone-dependent acid-stable IGF binding protein, hIGF-BP3. The derived protein begins with a putative 27-amino acid signal peptide followed by 264(More)
In rat hippocampal cultures, the preprotachykinin A (PPTA/Tac1) gene, which encodes the neuropeptide substance P, is regulated by the action of lithium. We used reporter gene and expression constructs to demonstrate that this mechanism of action of lithium is mediated via a previously characterised cis-regulatory Ebox element in the proximal promoter, which(More)
Two published cases of medulloepithelioma, a rare malignant pediatric brain tumor composed of a mixture of primitive neuroepithelium and its differentiated neuronal and glial descendants, were examined by immunohistochemical staining for the presence of growth factors. From a panel of antibodies, those identifying basic fibroblast growth factor and(More)
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