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Transgenic tobacco and Arabidopsis thaliana expressing the bacterial enzyme salicylate hydroxylase cannot accumulate salicylic acid (SA). This defect not only makes the plants unable to induce systemic acquired resistance, but also leads to increased susceptibility to viral, fungal, and bacterial pathogens. The enhanced susceptibility extends even to(More)
In many interactions of plants with pathogens, the primary host defense reaction is accompanied by plant cell death at the site of infection. The resulting lesions are correlated with the establishment of an inducible resistance in plants called systemic acquired resistance (SAR), for which salicylic acid (SA) accumulation is a critical signaling event in(More)
Fatigue is the most common symptom related to cytotoxic chemotherapeutic treatment of cancer. Peripheral inflammation associated with cytotoxic chemotherapy is likely a causal factor of fatigue. The neural mechanisms by which cytotoxic chemotherapy associated inflammation induces fatigue behavior are not known. This lack of knowledge hinders development of(More)
Cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents often induce a cluster of cancer treatment related symptoms (CTRS). The purpose of this study was to develop a mouse model of CTRS to examine the role of IL-1β and TNF-α signaling in the genesis of these symptoms. CTRS (change in wheel running activity, food intake, and body weight from baseline) were examined in wild type(More)
Acknowledgments Science is a team sport. Though I take full responsibility and stand alone in defense of this dissertation, I could not and did not conduct this study alone. I was fortunate to collaborate with talented and supportive teams. I appreciate the expert guidance and training I received from my committee, Dr. my dissertation chair. They were(More)
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