Linda Collins Cork

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Excessive accumulation of neurofilaments in the cell bodies and proximal axons of motor neurons is a major pathological hallmark during the early stages of many human motor neuron diseases. To test directly the consequence of overexpression of the major neurofilament subunit NF-L, we produced transgenic mice that accumulate NF-L to approximately 4-fold the(More)
To determine whether the decline of behavioral abilities with aging in monkeys is selective or widespread, we examined 18 monkeys ranging from 3 to 34 years of age on a wide variety of tests with the ultimate goal of correlating behavioral deficits with age-related changes in the brain. In our initial study we found impaired visual recognition ability in(More)
Age-associated changes in cholinergic, monoaminergic and amino acid neurotransmitter systems were analyzed in 14 brain regions of 23 rhesus monkeys that ranged in age from 2 to 37 years. In the frontal pole, the levels of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity, the density of [3H]ketanserin (serotonin type-2) binding sites and endogenous levels of(More)
Two kitteens with progressive neurologic disease had increased concentrations of GM2 ganglioside in their cerebral cortex. Examination under the light microscope revealed cytoplasmic vacuolation of neurons and hepatocytes. Transmission and scanning electron microscopy demosntrated cytoplasmic inclusions encompassed by membranes in various central nervous(More)
Aging is accompanied by a gradual decline in memory in both humans and nonhuman primates. To determine whether the impairment in nonhuman primates extends to recognition memory, which is a sensitive index of the integrity of the limbic system, we trained rhesus monkeys of four different age groups (3-6, 14-17, 20-24, and 25-29 years of age) on a delayed(More)
The formation of clusters of altered axons and dendrites surrounding extracellular deposits of amyloid filaments (neuritic plaques) is a major feature of the human brain in both aging and Alzheimer's disease. A panel of antibodies against amyloid filaments and their constituent proteins from humans with Alzheimer's disease cross-reacted with neuritic plaque(More)
In this quantitative neurochemical study we investigated age-related changes in the GABAergic, glutamatergic, and cholinergic neurotransmitter systems in rats and rhesus monkeys. Sixteen young (5 months) and 20 aged (24 months) rats and seven "young" (4-9 years), six "adult" (20-25 years), and five "aged" (29-34 years) monkeys were studied.(More)
Astrocyte hypertrophy and swelling occur in a variety of pathophysiological conditions, including diseases associated with hyperammonemia. Ammonia is rapidly incorporated into glutamine by glutamine synthetase localized in astrocytes. We tested the hypotheses that (1) 6 h of hyperammonemia (500-600 microM) is adequate for producing astrocyte enlargement,(More)
  • L C Cork
  • American journal of medical genetics. Supplement
  • 1990
Patients with Down syndrome (DS) over 40 years of age, prematurely and consistently develop neurofibrillary tangles (NFT), intracytoplasmic inclusions of highly insoluble straight or paired helical 12-16 nm filaments, and senile plaques (SP) composed of abnormal neurites surrounding a core of beta amyloid. These two lesions occur in distributions similar to(More)