Kelly Knecht

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It has been suggested that reduced astrocytic uptake of neuronally released glutamate contributes to the pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy in acute liver failure. In order to further address this issue, the recently cloned and sequenced astrocytic glutamate transporter GLT-1 was studied in brain preparations from rats with ischemic liver failure(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal inflammation is a common feature of spondyloarthropathy (SpA) and Crohn's disease. Inflammation is manifested clinically in Crohn's disease and subclinically in SpA. However, a fraction of patients with SpA develops overt Crohn's disease. AIMS To investigate whether subclinical gut lesions in patients with SpA are associated with(More)
Methylphenidate (MPH) remains an important therapy for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but aspects of its pharmacology remain unclear. In the present study, we used a regimen of MPH (8 mg/kg daily×14 days) in C57BL/6J mice to determine whether establishing locomotor sensitization to MPH influenced the acquisition and the dose-response function of(More)
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