Jodi M. Carter

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A recently described protein module consisting of 35-40 semiconserved residues, termed the WW domain, has been identified in a number of diverse proteins including dystrophin and Yes-associated protein (YAP). Two putative ligands of YAP, termed WBP-1 and WBP-2, have been found previously to contain several short peptide regions consisting of PPPPY residues(More)
The identification of five dopamine receptor subtypes has given the dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia new life. The D4 receptor is particularly intriguing because it binds clozapine with high affinity. Putative D4 receptors were labeled in postmortem human brain by subtracting the binding of a saturating concentration of 3H-raclopride (6 nM, which labels(More)
Epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors arising in preexisting schwannomas are extremely rare. We report an unusual example occurring in a patient with multiple schwannomas (schwannomatosis), all but 1 of which showed "neuroblastoma-like" histology. By immunohistochemistry, both the epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor and the(More)
A number of previously published homogenate receptor binding studies have postulated that dopaminergic dysfunction in schizophrenia may be related to abnormalities in dopamine receptors. In this study, postmortem striatal specimens from patients with schizophrenia, normal controls, and psychiatric controls that had received neuroleptics were studied with(More)
The entorhinal cortex (ERC) has been implicated in schizophrenia by a number of studies. There is anatomical observation of neuronal heterotopias in the rostral ERC, which is consistent with a hypothesis of neurodevelopmental abnormalities in this disease. In view of the significant cytoarchitectonic variation of the ERC throughout its rostro-caudal extent,(More)
INTRODUCTION Our lab has developed an effective nutrient-rich solution that facilitates energy production and control of oxidative stress during static cold storage of the intestine; however, the requirement for oncotic agents, such as hydroxyethylstarch (HES), has not been evaluated. This study investigated the effectiveness and requirement for HES in an(More)
Pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor (PHAT) is a rare, locally aggressive tumor of the distal extremities with a proclivity for local recurrence. PHATs contain characteristic ectatic, thin-walled vessels, lined by fibrin, and are surrounded by groups of variably pleomorphic spindled to epithelioid neoplastic cells. The putative precursor lesion of(More)
During differentiation neurons increase phospholipid biosynthesis to provide new membrane for neurite growth. We studied the regulation of phosphatidylcholine (PC) biosynthesis during differentiation of two neuronal cell lines: PC12 cells and Neuro2a cells. We hypothesized that in PC12 cells nerve growth factor (NGF) would up-regulate the activity and(More)
To determine if neurochemical function might be impaired in cell models with altered cholesterol balance, we studied the effects of U18666A (3-β-[(2-diethyl-amino)ethoxy]androst-5-en-17-one) on intracellular cholesterol metabolism in three human neuroblastoma cell lines (SK-N-SH, SK-N-MC, and SH-SY5Y). U18666A (≤0.2 μg/ml) completely inhibited low density(More)
By the current WHO classification, benign notochordal cell tumor (BNCT) and chordoma comprise the entire spectrum of notochordal-derived tumors. They have defined radiologic and histologic criteria, and differ considerably in management and clinical outcome. Chordomas are malignant tumors; they show progressive, destructive growth and have the capacity for(More)