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Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) was shown to induce neuronal death in the CNS. To characterize the neurotoxicity of PGE2 and E-prostanoid receptors (EP) in motor neurons, we investigated PGE2-induced cell death and the type(s) of EP responsible for mediating it in NSC-34, a motor neuron-like cell line. Immunoblotting studies showed that EP2 and EP3 were dominantly(More)
Myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) is a well-characterized axon growth inhibitor in the adult vertebrate nervous system. Several signals that play roles in inhibiting axon growth have been identified. Here, we report that soluble MAG induces activation of Rap1 in postnatal cerebellar granule neurons (CGNs) and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons. The p75(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult-onset, progressive, and fatal neurodegenerative disease caused by selective loss of motor neurons. Both ALS model mice and patients with sporadic ALS have increased levels of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Furthermore, the protein levels of microsomal PGE synthase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2, which catalyze PGE2(More)
Immunohistochemical studies on the ganglionic and aganglionic segment in Hirschsprung's disease (HD) were carried out using antibodies against three neural membrane proteins, Thy-1, integrin alpha5, and L1. Enteric neural elements were immunostained with antibodies against neurofilament, which is the neuronal cytoskeletal protein. In ganglionic segments,(More)
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