Jaclyn E Ruggiero

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Hematopoiesis is the process by which a limited number of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) maintain a functioning blood and immune system. In adults, hematopoiesis occurs in bone marrow and is supported by the microenvironment. The tachykinin family of peptides regulates hematopoiesis. Tachykinins can be released in bone marrow as neurotransmitters from(More)
BACKGROUND Neural tube defects (NTDs) remain the second most common cause of congenital malformations. Myelomeningocele (MM), the most common NTD compatible with survival, results from genetic and environmental factors. Epidemiologic studies and murine models support the hypotheses that obesity, diabetes and hyperglycemia confer increased risk of NTDs.(More)
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