Illah Joshi

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The involvement of neurotransmission in neuronal development is a generally accepted concept. Nevertheless, the precise regulation of neurotransmitter receptor expression is still unclear. To investigate the expression profiles of the most important ionotropic neurotransmitter receptors, namely GABA(A) receptors (GABA(A)Rs), NMDA receptors (NMDARs), and(More)
Transient transfection of cultured mammalian cells is widely employed in the study of ionotropic glutamate receptors. Heteromeric expression is usually achieved by simultaneous transfection of various combinations of glutamate receptor subunit-encoding cDNAs. This approach is based on an "all-or-none" assumption, rarely verified experimentally, that any(More)
Ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) do not only mediate the majority of excitatory neurotransmission in the vertebrate CNS, but also modulate pre- and postnatal neurogenesis. Most of the studies on the developmental role of iGluRs are performed on neural progenitors and neural stem cells (NSCs). We took a step back in our study by examining the role of(More)
Dopamine D1-like receptors consist of D1 (D1A) and D5 (D1B) receptors and play a key role in working memory. However, their possibly differential contribution to working memory is unclear. We combined a working memory training protocol with a stepwise increase of cognitive subcomponents and real-time RT-PCR analysis of dopamine receptor expression in(More)
Autoantibodies from the MRL/lpr mice react with numerous proteins on neuronal cell surfaces. The purpose of this study was to isolate and characterize a population of autoantibodies reactive preferentially or exclusively with nervous system tissue. Using a purified plasma membrane preparation from brain cortex of balb/c mice coupled to diaminopropylamine(More)
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