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A catastrophic consequence of peripheral nerve injury is the development of abnormal, chronic neuropathic pain. The inflammatory response at the injury site is believed to contribute to the generation and maintenance of such persistent pain. However, the physiological significance and potential contribution of T cells to neuropathic pain remains unclear.(More)
Myasthenia gravis can be induced in mice by injecting the extracellular domain of rat muscle-specific kinase (MuSK), a transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase involved in agrin signaling at the neuromuscular junction. About 5-10% of human myasthenia gravis patients have autoantibodies against MuSK. Here we have examined mouse neuromuscular junctions(More)
Depression is a common and debilitating mental illness and is often comorbid with anxiety disorders. Altered synaptic plasticity is considered to be an important mechanism underlying antidepressant drug action. It has been reported that hydrogen sulfide (H2S), the third gaseous transmitter, facilitates the induction of hippocampal long-term potentiation and(More)
To further study the putative gamma-butyrolactone site of the GABAA/chloride channel complex, constrained derivatives of convulsant and anticonvulsant alpha,alpha-disubstituted gamma-butyrolactones (alpha-spirocyclopropyl- and alpha-spirocyclopentyl-gamma-butyrolactones) were synthesized and evaluated biologically. Most of the spirocyclopropyl agents were(More)
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