Jordan C . Xu

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Axonal transport deficits in Alzheimer's disease (AD) are attributed to amyloid β (Aβ) peptides and pathological forms of the microtubule-associated protein tau. Genetic ablation of tau prevents neuronal overexcitation and axonal transport deficits caused by recombinant Aβ oligomers. Relevance of these findings to naturally secreted Aβ and mechanisms(More)
Medicinal chemists' "intuition" is critical for success in modern drug discovery. Early in the discovery process, chemists select a subset of compounds for further research, often from many viable candidates. These decisions determine the success of a discovery campaign, and ultimately what kind of drugs are developed and marketed to the public.(More)
Background Previous reports have shown that overall incidence of malignant brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors varied significantly by country. The aim of this study was to estimate histology-specific incidence rates by global region and assess incidence variation by histology and age. Methods Using data from the Central Brain Tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Hispanic individuals who suffer from melanoma are diagnosed later and have a worse prognosis. Because the Hispanic population is one of the fastest growing in the United States, it is important to spread awareness of melanoma. OBJECTIVE The study aimed to evaluate whether an online educational video about skin cancer could improve knowledge(More)
OBJECTIVES Ethmoid punch sinusotomy (EPS) is a feasible treatment for ethmoid sinusitis in a subset of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients per a recent report. This adjunctive work investigates the technical characteristics of EPS and determines if EPS measurably alters the topical delivery of irrigant into the ethmoid sinuses in a cadaveric model. (More)
The Rockefeller University Press $30.00 J. Cell Biol. Vol. 209 No. 3 419–433 www.jcb.org/cgi/doi/10.1083/jcb.201407065 JCB 419 Correspondence to Keith A. Vossel: kvossel@gladstone.ucsf.edu; or Lennart Mucke: lmucke@gladstone.ucsf.edu Abbreviations used in this paper: A, amyloid ; AD, Alzheimer’s disease; ANOVA, analysis of variance; [Ca]i, intracellular(More)
Brain metastases (BM) are one of the most common types of brain tumors and are a relatively common event in the disease process for several high-incidence cancer types, including breast and lung cancers. Historically, information on metastases including BM have not been collected as part of national cancer registration in the US, but BM at time of primary(More)
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