Kellye K. Daniels

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An improved three-step Percoll density gradient centrifugation technique is described for simultaneous isolation of glial plasmalemmal vesicles (GPV) and synaptosomal vesicles (SYN) from a rat brain homogenate. While electron microscopy revealed that fractions contained intact vesicles with markedly distinct morphological features, measures of high-affinity(More)
In the area of toxicology, the subdiscipline of toxicogenomics has emerged, which is the use of genome-scale mRNA expression profiling to monitor responses to adverse xenobiotic exposure. Toxicogenomics is being investigated for use in the triage of compounds through predicting potential toxicity, defining mechanisms of toxicity, and identifying potential(More)
Many drugs on the market have the potential to cause undesirable side effects. Biomarkers used today, at best, diagnose an existing injury, such as cell death or abnormal functioning of an organ. More valuable would be biomarkers that could be used to prevent a patient from receiving an inappropriate drug or to identify very early signs of injury so the(More)
The goal of this study was to compare and contrast the basal gene expression levels of the various enzymes involved in glutathione metabolism among tissues and genders of the rat, mouse and canine. The approach taken was to use Affymetrix GeneChip microarray data for rat, mouse and canine tissues, comparing intensity levels for individual probes between(More)
Phorbol-12,13-dibutyrate (PDBu), an activator of protein kinase C, was used to evaluate potential age-related changes in phosphorylation-dependent facilitation of high-affinity L-glutamate uptake in the rat central nervous system (CNS). Forebrain homogenates from male Fischer-344/brown Norway F1 hybrid rats were separated into glia-enriched (glial(More)
High-affinity L-glutamate (GLU) transport is an important regulator of excitatory amino acid (EAA) concentrations in brain extracellular fluid and may play a key role in excitatory synaptic transmission. In view of evidence that EAA transporters (EAAT) are heterogenous and contain consensus sites for phosphorylation, this investigation was undertaken to(More)
The devastating effects from cardiovascular disease are the largest contributors to employers' health care costs, insurance premiums, disability insurance, and worker's compensation. The purpose of this study was to establish baseline data regarding physiological outcomes comparing two participant groups in a corporate wellness program. Results suggest that(More)
Combinations of anticancer agents may have synergistic anti-tumor effects, but enhanced hematological toxicity often limit their clinical use. We examined whether "microarray profiles" could be used to compare early molecular responses following a single dose of agents administered individually with that of the agents administered in a combination. We(More)
To improve drug efficacy and safety and advance medical intervention in diseases, new biomarkers are urgently needed. Pharmacogenomics can provide a tool to discover and begin to qualify biomarkers useful for these indications and is readily applicable to multiple species. One can begin and end with genes or focus on tissue-derived expression analysis of(More)
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