Karly P Maruyama

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Adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) is a useful animal model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We have previously shown that stimulation of spinal adenosine A1 receptors decreases peripheral signs of AIA. In this study we show that when the final dose of adenosine A1 agonist is given 1 h prior to sacrifice the number of c-Fos positive cells evoked by the AIA in(More)
The RON receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) is overexpressed in the majority of pancreatic cancers, yet its role in pancreatic cancer cell biology remains to be clarified. Recent work in childhood sarcoma identified RON as a mediator of resistance to insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF1-R)-directed therapy. To better understand RON function in pancreatic(More)
Various animal models of pain are dependent on activation of different glutamate receptor subtypes. First degree burn of the paw elicits a secondary hyperalgesia that is dependent on Ca2+ permeable alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA), but not N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. The present study takes advantage of that(More)
202 Background: GIST treatment with imatinib has served as the prototype for targeted molecular therapy. However, patients frequently acquire drug resistance to imatinib and this has prompted the development of additional multi-kinase inhibitors. To date, preclinical testing of novel agents has predominantly been performed using cell line based subcutaneous(More)
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