Meredith Farmer

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Dense-core granules (DCGs) are organelles found in specialized secretory cells, including neuroendocrine cells and neurons. Neuronal DCGs facilitate many critical processes, including the transport and secretion of proteins involved in learning, and yet their transport and exocytosis are poorly understood. We have used wide-field and total internal(More)
We previously found different effects on behavior, serotonin (5-HT) concentrations, 5-HT uptake sites, and 5-HT1A binding sites of neonatal 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT) lesions depending on the route of 5,7-DHT injection. To study the impact of early lesions on 5-HT1B sites as putative 5-HT terminal autoreceptors, we labelled them autoradiographically(More)
Synaptosomes, isolated from the whole brain of young (3 months) and old (24 months) rats were used to study the major bioenergetic systems of neuronal mitochondria in situ, within the synaptosome. Approximately 85% of the resting oxygen consumption of synaptosomes from both young and old rats was a result of proton leak (and possibly other ion cycling)(More)
Human alveolar macrophages and peripheral blood monocytes were obtained from smoking and nonsmoking normal volunteers. The macrophages and monocytes were incubated in vitro with bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The oxidative metabolic response of these cells was measured by superoxide anion production. Macrophages from smokers were suppressed in their(More)
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