Matthew E Szapacs

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Serotonin (5-HT) has been proposed to promote neuronal plasticity during the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and following neurodegenerative insult by altering the expression of critical genes including brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). In this study, mice with constitutive reductions in the serotonin transporter (SERT) or BDNF were(More)
Transgenic mice expressing both mutant amyloid precursor protein (APPswe) and presenilin-1 (PS1DeltaE9) develop amyloid deposits as early as 4 months of age and preliminary evidence suggests that this may be associated with degenerative changes in serotonin axons innervating the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. In the present investigation, which focused(More)
1-Methyl-4-(2'-aminophenyl)-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (2'-NH2-MPTP) causes long-term depletions in cortical and hippocampal serotonin (5-HT) and norepinephrine (NE) that are accompanied by acute elevations in glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and argyrophilia. To further investigate the hypothesis that these changes are reflective of serotonergic and(More)
BACKGROUND The cardioprotective effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and analogs have been previously reported. We tested the hypothesis that albiglutide, a novel long half-life analog of GLP-1, may protect the heart against I/R injury by increasing carbohydrate utilization and improving cardiac energetic efficiency. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS(More)
A highly sensitive and selective quantitative method to accurately determine testosterone (Te) and 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in human serum is crucial to the success of Te replacement therapy for hypogonadism. To this end we have developed and validated a semi-automated and relatively high-throughput method in a 96-well plate format using(More)
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