Laura Baum

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Postmitotic sympathetic neuronal survival is dependent upon nerve growth factor (NGF) provided by peripheral targets, and this dependency serves as a central tenet of the neurotrophic hypothesis. In some other systems, NGF has been shown to play an autocrine role, although the pervasiveness and significance of this phenomenon within the nervous system(More)
Highly phosphorylated tau protein is the main component of paired helical filaments (PHF), which comprise the neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) in some neurons of patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) phosphorylates tau in vitro at several sites also found to be phosphorylated in PHF-tau; tau is phosphorylated at these sites in(More)
Pyramidal neurons in affected regions of Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain contain neurofibrillary tangles (NFT), aggregates of paired helical filaments (PHF) composed mainly of phosphorylated microtubule-associated protein tau. To explore the role of tau phosphorylation in the aggregation of tau into PHF, we constructed mammalian cell culture systems(More)
Glycosylation changes on surface molecules of T cells affect cell trafficking and function and may be useful in discriminating between naive, effector, and memory T cells. To analyze oligosaccharide structures on T cells activated in vivo, we examined alterations in sialic acid residues on T cells following infection of mice with lymphocytic(More)
Neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) are pathological cytoskeletal structures composed of paired helical filaments (PHF), and are found in neurons of patients afflicted with many neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). We previously found that an antiserum against casein kinase II (CK-II) stained NFT intensely in the brain tissue of AD(More)
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