Kelly A. Glendining

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Honey bee queens produce a sophisticated array of chemical signals (pheromones) that influence both the behavior and physiology of their nest mates. Most striking are the effects of queen mandibular pheromone (QMP), a chemical blend that induces young workers to feed and groom the queen and primes bees to perform colony-related tasks. But how does this(More)
Adult neocortical areas are characterized by marked differences in cytoarchitecture and connectivity that underlie their functional roles. The molecular determinants of these differences are largely unknown. We performed a microarray analysis to identify molecules that define the somatosensory and visual areas during the time when afferent and efferent(More)
Binocular vision requires an exquisite matching of projections from each eye to form a cohesive representation of the visual world. Eye-specific inputs are anatomically segregated, but in register in the visual thalamus, and overlap within the binocular region of primary visual cortex. Here, we show that the transmembrane protein Ten_m3 regulates the(More)
BACKGROUND The alignment of ipsilaterally and contralaterally projecting retinal axons that view the same part of visual space is fundamental to binocular vision. While much progress has been made regarding the mechanisms which regulate contralateral topography, very little is known of the mechanisms which regulate the mapping of ipsilateral axons such that(More)
The arcuate nucleus (ARC) regulates body weight in response to blood-borne signals of energy balance. Blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability in the ARC is determined by capillary endothelial cells (ECs) and tanycytes. Tight junctions between ECs limit paracellular entry of blood-borne molecules into the brain, whereas EC transporters and fenestrations(More)
Congenital mirror movements (CMM) is a disorder characterized by unintentional mirroring in homologous motor systems of voluntary movements on the opposite side, usually affecting the distal upper extremities. Genetic analyses have revealed involvement of three genes (DCC, RAD51, and DNAL4). We sought to distinguish whether different phenotypes of CMM(More)
Maternal obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of obesity in the offspring. Several observations have pointed to a causative role for the proinflammatory cytokine IL-6, but whether it is present in the fetal circulation and how it acts on the developing fetus are unclear. We first observed that postnatal day 0 offspring from obese mothers had(More)
Retinal projections to the superior colliculus are organised into retinotopic maps. Binocular vision requires that inputs from the two eyes map in register with each other. Studies in mice lacking Ten-m3, a homophilic transmembrane protein, indicate that it plays a key role in this process by influencing ipsilateral projections. The postnatal, ex utero(More)
The dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) contains a retinotopic map where input from the two eyes map in register to provide a substrate for binocular vision. Ten-m3, a transmembrane protein, mediates homophilic interactions and has been implicated in the patterning of ipsilateral visual projections. Ease of access to early developmental stages in a(More)
Maternal obesity during pregnancy is associated with chronic maternal, placental, and fetal inflammation; and it elevates the risk for offspring obesity. Changes in the development of the hypothalamus, a brain region that regulates body weight and energy balance, are emerging as important determinants of offspring risk, but such changes are only beginning(More)