Montchilo Russo

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Different isoforms of a vesicular glutamate transporter (VGLUT) mediate glutamate uptake into synaptic vesicles of excitatory neurons. There is agreement that the VGLUTs are differentially expressed in brain, and that two isoforms, VGLUT1 and VGLUT2, are localized to excitatory axon terminals in the cerebellar cortex. While granule cells express solely(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor pathway substrate 8 (Eps8) is a widely expressed multidomain signaling protein that coordinates two disparate GTPase-dependent mechanisms: actin reorganization via Ras/Rac pathways and receptor trafficking via Rab5. Expression of Eps8, the gene encoding the founding member of the Eps8 family of proteins, was found in(More)
The role of B lymphocytes in protecting the host against pulmonary Cryptococcus neoformans infection is until now, uncertain. A recent study using B lymphocyte-deficient mice suggests that B lymphocytes play a protective role in cryptococcal infection. It has been well established that at least three B cell subsets, B-1a, B-1b, and B-2, are present in the(More)