Monica Summers

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SH-SY5Y is a thrice cloned cell line originally derived from the human neuroblastoma cell line SK-N-SH. It grows well in serum-containing medium and undergoes neuritogenesis in response to several trophic factors. Because it has been reported that this clonal line does not have receptors for platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), it has been unclear what(More)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is a neurotransmitter with neurotropic effects. VIP functions through two distinct G-protein-coupled receptor subtypes (VPAC1 and VPAC2). We have demonstrated expression of VPAC1 in pediatric nervous system tumors, including medulloblastoma arising in the cerebellum and neuroblastoma arising in the adrenal medulla. More(More)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor I (VIPRI) expression was examined in megakaryocytes using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). VIPRI protein was characterized in platelet membranes using covalent crosslinking techniques. Human megakaryocytes were isolated from suspension cultures of cord blood and adult bone marrow mononuclear(More)
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