Lisa R. Ross

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Cells of glial origin are involved in the morphogenesis of the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). Characterization of glial-associated proteins during neurogenesis and differentiation may aid in understanding the complexity of CNS development. We have utilized immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry to characterize the developmental profiles of glial(More)
Alzheimer's disease is as prevalent among Asian ethnic minority groups as among Caucasians. We explored Asian groups' utilization of available Alzheimer's disease services in California, using a uniquely large sample of Asian-Americans. The Minimum Uniform Dataset includes data from nine California Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Centers. Of(More)
The distribution of galanin-like immunoreactivity has been characterized in the brain of the adult and developing Brazilian opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Two commercially available antisera were used to examine the distribution of galanin-like immunoreactive (GAL-IR) cells and fibers. Nuclear groups containing GAL-IR cell bodies and fibers were seen(More)
This study examined symptom judgments made by medical students of hypothetical chronic low back pain patients. Eight vignettes were varied as to the pain intensity reported by the hypothetical patient (low vs. moderate vs. high vs. very high) and the availability of medical evidence supportive of the pain report (present vs. absent). Ninety-five subjects(More)
Cholecystokinin (CCK) is now recognized as one of the most abundant peptides in the mammalian central nervous system. We have previously used immunohistochemistry to localize CCK in the adult and developing Brazilian opossum brain. However, little is known about the distribution of CCK binding sites in the developing mammalian brain. Therefore, to further(More)
The present study was undertaken to characterize and estimate cat mortality caused by motor vehicles in Baltimore, Md. Analysis of Municipal Animal Shelter records revealed that the number of dead cats annually removed from Baltimore streets averaged 2,721 over 3 years. The number of cats removed per year was notably constant (range 2,621 to 2,917), with a(More)
We have used bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) single and BrdU-arginine vasopressin-oxytocin (BrdU-AVP-OT) double and triple label immunohistochemistry to characterize postnatal neurogenesis of the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei in the Brazilian opossum. Developing pups received a single injection of BrdU between days 1 and 11 postnatally. All brains were(More)
The functional neuroanatomy of the immune system link to the CNS was investigated by assessing neuronal activity with Fos immunohistochemistry following systemic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration. Two hours after LPS robust Fos-like immunoreactivity (Fos-IR) was observed in several nuclear groups in the brain including the paraventricular and(More)
We have studied the anatomical distribution of cholecystokinin-like immunoreactive (CCK-IR) somata and fibers in the brain of the adult and developing Brazilian short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Animals ranged in age from the day of birth (1PN) to young adulthood (180PN). A nickel enhanced, avidin-biotin, indirect immunohistochemical technique(More)