Kelly A. Rogers

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Murine embryonal carcinoma cells can differentiate into a varied spectrum of cell types. We observed the abundant and precocious development of neuronlike cells when embryonal carcinoma cells of various pluripotent lines were aggregated and cultured in the presence of nontoxic concentrations of retinoic acid. Neuronlike cells were also formed in retinoic(More)
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and other forms of PKD are associated with dysregulated cell cycle and proliferation. Although no effective therapy for the treatment of PKD is currently available, possible mechanism-based approaches are beginning to emerge. A therapeutic intervention targeting aberrant cilia-cell cycle connection using(More)
Genetic forms of polycystic kidney diseases (PKDs), including nephronophthisis, are characterized by formation of fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys and progression to end-stage renal disease. No therapies are currently available to treat cystic diseases, making it imperative to dissect molecular mechanisms in search of therapeutic targets. Accumulating(More)
Development of a disease-modifying therapy to treat autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) requires well-characterized preclinical models that accurately reflect the pathology and biochemical changes associated with the disease. Using a Pkd1 conditional knockout mouse, we demonstrate that subtly altering the timing and extent of Pkd1 deletion(More)
The retrograde tracer 1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindocarbocyanine perchlorate (DiI) was used to label sympathetic preganglionic neurons (SPN) and motoneurons (MN) in postmortem human spinal cord. Seven months after microinjection of DiI into the ventral part of spinal thoracic segments T4 and T8, DiI-labelled neurons were identified and analyzed.(More)
After spinal cord injury, abnormal responses of spinal cord neurons to sensory input lead to conditions such as autonomic dysreflexia, urinary bladder dyssynergia, muscle spasticity and chronic pain syndromes. These responses suggest that the spinal cord undergoes marked reorganization after an injury. In previous studies, we demonstrated changes in(More)
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