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  • Navid Nastar, Fatigue Norman, E E Dowling, G E Davis, G F W Troxell, Hauck +5 others
  • 2010
GENERAL INFORMATION Through lectures and laboratory work, this course focuses on the experimental study of mechanical behavior of engineering materials. The theoretical background and techniques used for testing are extensively discussed in class, alongside the lab sessions. The lab work involves several lab projects as well as various testing(More)
Monoclonal antibodies were made against a truncated form of human laminin isolated from placenta. 12 antibodies were isolated and characterized. All antibodies stained basement membranes in placenta and immunoprecipitated laminin from media of cultured choriocarcinoma cells. Three antibodies, 3E5, 4C7, and 4E10, partially blocked the neurite-promoting(More)
BACKGROUND Previous work showed that the maize primary root adapts to low Psiw (-1.6 MPa) by maintaining longitudinal expansion in the apical 3 mm (region 1), whereas in the adjacent 4 mm (region 2) longitudinal expansion reaches a maximum in well-watered roots but is progressively inhibited at low Psiw. To identify mechanisms that determine these responses(More)
We have previously reported a technique for determining the apparent molecular weight (Mr) of ciliary neuronotrophic factors (CNTFs) in crude extracts. This method involves SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the extract. Western blotting and culture of purified ciliary ganglion neurons on the paper containing the blotted lane. Neurons will survive(More)
We report here on the use of human amnion membrane as a substratum for the culture of neuronal cells. Pieces of amnion membrane were bound to nitrocellulose paper as a supporting material, seeded with neurons, and cultured for 1-4 days. Neurons and neurites were visualized after fixation by immunoperoxidase staining using an anti-neurofilament monoclonal(More)
The ability of axons to grow through tissue in vivo during development or regeneration may be regulated by the availability of specific neurite-promoting macromolecules located within the extracellular matrix. We have used tissue culture methods to examine the relative ability of various extracellular matrix components to elicit neurite outgrowth from(More)
The epithelial cell layer of human amnion membrane can be removed while the basement membrane and stromal surfaces remain morphologically intact. Such a preparation has been used as a substratum for the in vitro culture of dissociated neurons. Embryonic motor neurons from chick ciliary ganglion attached to both surfaces but grew extensive neurites only on(More)
The outgrowth of neurites from cultured neurons can be induced by the extracellular matrix glycoproteins, fibronectin and laminin, and by polyornithine-binding neurite-promoting factors (NPFs) derived from culture media conditioned by Schwann, or other cultured cells. We have examined the occurrence of fibronectin, laminin and NPFs during peripheral nerve(More)
  • Navid Nastar, Fatigue Norman, E E Dowling, G E Davis, G F W Troxell, Hauck +3 others
  • 2011
Through lectures and laboratory work, this course focuses on the experimental study of mechanical behavior of engineering materials. The theoretical background and techniques used for testing are extensively discussed in class, alongside the lab sessions. The lab work involves several lab projects as well as various testing demonstrations. The majority of(More)
Developmental exposure to ethanol impairs fetal brain development and causes fetal alcohol syndrome. Although the cerebellum is one of the most alcohol-sensitive brain areas, signaling mechanisms underlying the deleterious effects of ethanol on developing cerebellar granule neurons (CGNs) are largely unknown. Here we describe the effects of in vivo ethanol(More)