Joanna Garcia

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Two types of interventions to remyelinate the adult demyelinated central nervous system were investigated in heterozygous transgenic mice overexpressing the proteolipid protein gene. 1) A cocktail of trophic factors, "TS1," was directed toward the activation of the endogenous pool of neural progenitors to increase the number of myelinating oligodendrocytes(More)
Dyskinesia seen in the off-state, referred as graft-induced dyskinesia (GID), has emerged as a serious complication induced by dopamine (DA) cell transplantation in parkinsonian patients. Although the mechanism underlying the appearance of GID is unknown, in a recent clinical study the partial 5-HT(1A) agonist buspirone was found to markedly reduce GID in(More)
Recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors are one of the most widely used gene transfer systems in research and clinical trials. AAV can transduce a wide range of biological tissues, however to date, there has been no investigation on targeted AAV transduction of the enteric nervous system (ENS). Here, we examined the efficiency, tropism, spread, and(More)
INTRODUCTION [(18)F]desmethoxyfallypride ([(18)F]DMFP) is a promising tracer for longitudinal assessment of striatal dopamine D2/D3-receptor (D2R) availability by positron emission tomography (PET) in small animal models. We explored the feasibility of [(18)F]DMFP-PET to image D2R availability in rat models of Huntington's (HD) and Parkinson's disease (PD).(More)
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