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It has been established recently that inflammation of the CNS is accompanied by an expression of chemokines within the CNS. Several lines of evidence suggest that chemokines within the CNS initiate and orchestrate the infiltration of the inflamed brain by blood leukocytes. It is also known that endogenous cells of the CNS express functional chemokine(More)
This longitudinal study examined the relative impact of major variables for predicting adjustment (in terms of both grief and depression) among bereaved parents following the death of their child. Couples (N = 219) participated 6, 13, and 20 months postloss. Use of multilevel regression analyses enabled assessment of the impact of several predictors and(More)
To study possible mechanisms controlling diurnal changes in corticosterone (CORT) levels, we tested the CORT responses to ACTH in the morning (AM) and evening (PM) in male Wistar and Sprague-Dawley rats. Rat ACTH-(1-39) or human ACTH-(1-24) (3.75-15 ng/rat) was given as an iv bolus or an intraarterial infusion to (un)anesthetized rats treated with(More)
In order to assess the possibility that endotoxin-induced activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is mediated by vagal afferents, we studied the effects of transection of the vagal nerves on endotoxin-induced Fos expression in hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons and plasma ACTH and corticosterone responses. Groups(More)
The impact of adult attachment on psychological adjustment among bereaved parents and the mediating effect of relationship satisfaction were examined among a sample of 219 couples of parents. Data collection took place 6, 13, and 20 months after loss. Use of the actor partner interdependence model in multilevel regression analysis enabled exploration of(More)
Loss of central glucocorticoid receptor (GR) function is thought to be involved in the development of neuroendocrine and psychiatric disorders associated with corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) hyperactivity. The possible causal relationship between defective GR function and altered activity of CRH neurons was studied in transgenic mice (TG) expressing(More)
OBJECTIVES A longitudinal study was conducted among bereaved parents, to examine the relationship between parents' own and their partners' ways of coping in terms of the constructs loss-orientation and restoration-orientation (coping strategies based on the bereavement-specific Dual Process Model (Stroebe & Schut, 1999)), and psychological adjustment(More)
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