Martha E Stokely

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UNLABELLED Neurological complications after mild head injury can include vasogenic edema and/or subsequent development of epilepsy, conditions associated with elevated histamine. In the present study we assessed the potential of mast cells located in the dura mater to contribute to elevated cortical histamine and breakdown of the blood-brain barrier after(More)
PURPOSE Increased levels of endothelins (ETs) are associated with glaucoma and have been said to contribute to the development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. In glaucoma, movement of selected components of anterograde axonal transport essential in ganglion cell survival is impaired-specifically, the transport of mitochondria. This study evaluates the(More)
Anterograde fast axonal transport (FAxT) maintains synaptic function and provides materials necessary for neuronal survival. Localized changes in FAxT are associated with a variety of central nervous system (CNS) neuropathies, where they may contribute to inappropriate remodeling, a process more appropriately involved in synaptic plasticity and development.(More)
Polycystin-1 (PC-1) has been identified as critical to development of the nervous system, but the significance of PC-1 expression in neurons remains undefined, and little is known of its roles outside the kidney, where mutation results in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). In kidney, PC-1 interacts with cadherins, catenins, and its(More)
Discovery of treatments to protect axonal function of neurons and prevent permanent disability associated with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) has faced the uphill challenge of assessing relatively small changes in accumulated axon damage within a background environment that is disorganized by CNS inflammation. We hypothesized that transient(More)
Autoimmune optic neuritis is a common early manifestation of multiple sclerosis (MS), yet early therapeutic interventions for MS often have high ocular toxicity associated with increased risks for glaucoma, cataract, or retinopathy. This need to discover better early treatment options prompted our development of a sensitive and reliable means to quantify(More)
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