Kathren L Fink

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In the auditory cortex (AC), GABAergic neurons constitute approximately 15-25% of all neurons. GABAergic cells are present in all sensory modalities and essential for modulating sensory receptive fields. Parvalbumin (PV) positive cells represent the largest sub-group of the GABAergic population in auditory neocortex. We investigated the projection pattern(More)
UNLABELLED Spinal cord injury interrupts descending motor tracts and creates persistent functional deficits due to the absence of spontaneous axon regeneration. Of descending pathways, the corticospinal tract (CST) is thought to be the most critical for voluntary function in primates. Even with multiple tracer injections and genetic tools, the CST is(More)
Axons in the adult CNS fail to regenerate after injury, and therefore recovery from spinal cord injury (SCI) is limited. Although full recovery is rare, a modest degree of spontaneous recovery is observed consistently in a broad range of clinical and nonclinical situations. To define the mechanisms mediating spontaneous recovery of function after incomplete(More)
Neurons have a limited capacity to regenerate in the adult central nervous system (CNS). The inability of damaged axons to re-establish original circuits results in permanent functional impairment after spinal cord injury (SCI). Despite abortive regeneration of axotomized CNS neurons, limited spontaneous recovery of motor function emerges after partial SCI(More)
Amphiphilic moieties such as lysophosphoglycerides and long-chain acyl carnitines accumulate in ischemic myocardium and potentially contribute to the sequelae of myocardial ischemia. To characterize alterations in membrane molecular dynamics produced by amphiphilic compounds, highly purified preparations of canine myocardial sarcolemma were spin-labeled(More)
Functional deficits persist after spinal cord injury (SCI) because axons in the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS) fail to regenerate. However, modest levels of spontaneous functional recovery are typically observed after trauma and are thought to be mediated by the plasticity of intact circuitry. The mechanisms underlying intact circuit(More)
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