Elisabeth Brooks

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There is evidence to suggest that the synthesis of type II collagen is increased in osteoarthritis (OA). Using an immunoassay, we show that the content of the C-propeptide of type II procollagen (CPII), released extracellularly from the newly synthesized molecule, is directly related to the synthesis of this molecule in healthy and osteoarthritic articular(More)
The matrix of articular cartilage undergoes degenerative changes in osteoarthritis which involve a number of matrix molecules. The structural and mechanical integrity is organized around the composite collagen II, IX, XI fibrillar organization. The small proteoglycan decorin that binds to these fibrils may influence their structure and mechanical(More)
Early life programming has important consequences for future health and wellbeing. A key new aspect is the impact of perinatal light on the circadian system. Postnatal light environment will program circadian behavior, together with cell morphology and clock gene function within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus, the principal circadian(More)
In mammals, early light experience during a critical period within the first 3 weeks of postnatal development has long-lasting effects on circadian locomotor activity behaviour and neuropeptide expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus, site of the principal pacemaker. Dopamine is thought to be involved in the modulation of photic(More)
Mammals are born with an immature circadian system, which completes its development postnatally. Evidence suggests that the environment experienced by a newborn will impact and shape its development, which will have future consequences at the levels of circadian system function, circadian behaviour and physiology, and potentially, the animal's long-term(More)
Serum-starved mouse erythroleukemia cells, stationary phase cells or cells cultured in dibutyryl cAMP (1 mM) can be induced to differentiate by addition of 20% fetal calf serum plus cycloheximide. Culturing unstarved log phase cells in 20% fetal calf serum plus low levels of cycloheximide and histone H1 also causes a significant level of differentiation.(More)
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