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CNS glia have integral roles in directing axon migration of both vertebrates and insects. In contrast, very little is known about the roles of PNS glia in axonal pathfinding. In vertebrates and Drosophila, anatomical evidence shows that peripheral glia prefigure the transition zones through which axons migrate into and out of the CNS. Therefore, peripheral(More)
To study the roles of peripheral glia in nervous system development, a thorough characterization of wild type glial development must first be performed. We present a developmental profile of peripheral glia in Drosophila melanogaster that includes glial genesis, developmental morphology, the establishment of transient cellular contacts, migration patterns,(More)
Gap junction channels are essential for intercellular electrical communication in the heart. The most important cardiac gap junction proteins are connexin43 (predominantly) (Cx43), connexin40 (Cx40), and in early developmental stages connexin45. Since catecholamines play an important role in cardiac (patho)physiology, we wanted to elucidate whether(More)
Serum concentrations of catecholamines are high in patients with sepsis or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Because chemokines mediate the recruitment of neutrophils into inflammatory sites, we addressed the question of whether dopamine (DA) is able to influence chemokine production in endothelial cells under basal and proinflammatory conditions.(More)
In Wisconsin, we are committed to raising student achievement, closing the achievement gap, and preparing every child in Wisconsin to be successful in our 21 st Century interconnected world. The economic future of our state rests on the opportunity for our children to receive a quality education that prepares them for the workplace, college, and citizenship(More)
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