Schwann cells form basal laminae (BLs) containing laminin-2 (Ln-2; heterotrimer alpha2beta1gamma1) and Ln-8 (alpha4beta1gamma1). Loss of Ln-2 in humans and mice carrying alpha2-chain mutations prevents developing Schwann cells from fully defasciculating axons, resulting in partial amyelination. The principal pathogenic mechanism is thought to derive from… (More)
The present experiments were designed to study the conditions under which failure would enhance or inhibit subsequent task performance. Based on the theory of Wortman and Brehm (1975), it was expected that small amounts of failure would produce reactance (manifested by improved performance at a subsequent task), whereas large amounts would lead to learned… (More)
Infant handling in the NICU: Does developmental care make a difference? An evaluative review of the literature.