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The role of the nerve growth factor family of neurotrophins in the development of cochlear and vestibular ganglia is unclear. In order to predict the potential importance of nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor or neurotrophin-3, we examined the expression of neurotrophin mRNA and full-length neurotrophin receptor mRNA by in-situ(More)
In vitro studies suggest a role for c-Jun N-terminal kinases (JNKs) in proatherogenic cellular processes. We show that atherosclerosis-prone ApoE-/- mice simultaneously lacking JNK2 (ApoE-/- JNK2-/- mice), but not ApoE-/- JNK1-/- mice, developed less atherosclerosis than do ApoE-/- mice. Pharmacological inhibition of JNK activity efficiently reduced plaque(More)
In previous reports, we have described the use of primary neuronal cultures derived from chick brain to study the regulation of the gamma-aminobutyric acidA (GABAA) receptor complex. Chronic exposure of cultures to GABA, benzodiazepines, or methylxanthines results in decreased enhancement of [3H]flunitrazepam binding by GABA, consistent with an allosteric(More)
Using [3H]flunitrazepam as a probe for the benzodiazepine-sensitive modulator site located on the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)A receptor complex, we have investigated the cellular regulation of the GABAA receptor in neuronal cultures derived from embryonic chick brain. Treatment of cultures with 1 mM GABA for 48 hr causes a reversible 35% decrease in the(More)
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by accumulation of leukocytes in the arterial intima. Members of the selectin family of adhesion molecules are important mediators of leukocyte extravasation. However, it is unclear whether L-selectin (L-sel) is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In the present study, mice deficient in(More)
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, resulting from the loss of function of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. The molecular pathways associated with FMR1 epigenetic silencing are still elusive, and their characterization may enhance the discovery of novel therapeutic targets as well as the(More)
Dorsal root ganglia (DRG) midway through development require nerve growth factor (NGF) for survival and differentiation. These studies investigated when avian neural crest cells or DRG first exhibit high affinity NGF receptors in situ, and whether early embryonic cells expressing high affinity NGF receptors are responsive to NGF. Unfixed cryostat sections(More)
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