Heather Ostermann

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West Nile virus (WNV) infection causes neurological disease at all levels of the neural axis, accompanied by neuroinflammation and neuronal loss, although the underlying mechanisms remain uncertain. Given the substantial activation of neuroinflammatory pathways observed in WNV infection, we hypothesized that WNV-mediated neuroinflammation and cell death(More)
The numbers of plasmalemmal vesicles in endothelial cells of rat blood vessels were determined on electron microscopic sections. In all vessels examined which included aorta and carotid and femoral arteries, vena cava and femoral vein, and lung and brain capillaries, the numbers were of the same order of magnitude. For arteries the numbers were about double(More)
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