Ellen M Byrnes

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Certain mutations within c-KIT cause constitutive activation of the receptor and have been associated with several human malignancies. These include gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), mastocytosis, acute myelogenous leukemia, and germ cell tumors. The kinase inhibitor imatinib potently inhibits c-KIT and is approved for treatment of GIST. However,(More)
The ability of locally-administered AMPA and D1 receptor ligands to modulate in vivo striatal and nigral GABA efflux was determined in awake, intact male rats using a dual-probe microdialysis technique. Intrastriatal perfusion of AMPA (100 microM) produced a 50-100% increase in striatal GABA efflux that was totally blocked by co-perfusion with TTX (10.0(More)
The motoric effects of the D1-like agonist SKF 38393 (5.0 or 20.0 mg/kg) and the D2-like agonist quinpirole (0.2, 1.0, or 3.0 mg/kg) were determined in adult rats treated with 6-OHDA (100 micrograms) or its vehicle on postnatal Day 3. Quinpirole, but not SKF 38393, produced stereotypy and modest motor activity in vehicle-treated rats. These effects of(More)
D1- and D2-like antagonist-induced catalepsy and dorsal immobility were studied in pups (Day 10) and weanlings (Days 20, 28, or 35) that received intraventricular injection of 6-OHDA (50 micrograms/hemisphere) or its vehicle solution or postnatal Day 3. The ability of the D1 of D2 antagonists to induce immobility differed as a function of the lesion(More)
Colony Stimulating Factor-1 (CSF-1) is involved in proliferation, differentiation, and survival of the mononuclear lineage, in development of the female reproductive system and mammary glands during pregnancy and lactation. It is also implicated in the biology of breast cancer and promotion of its metastasis to bones. Therefore, CSF-1 is required for many(More)
The D1- and D2-mediation of stimulated motor behavior was studied in pups (Days 10-11) and weanlings (Days 20-21) that had been depleted of dopamine (DA) on postnatal Day 3. Administration of the D1-like agonist SKF 38393 (30.0 mg/kg) or the D2-like agonist quinpirole (3.0 mg/kg) increased the incidence of sniffing and locomotion in intact and DA-depleted(More)
The D1/D2 mediation of motor behavior in rats is qualitatively altered following large forebrain dopamine (DA) depletions on postnatal day 3. These animals are markedly subsensitive, relative to controls or animals depleted of DA as adults, to the motoric deficits produced by individual D1- or D2-like antagonists but are impaired following combined D1 +D2(More)
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