Moriah Wright

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A subset of central glutamatergic synapses are coordinately pruned and matured by unresolved mechanisms during postnatal development. We report that the human epilepsy gene LGI1, encoding leucine-rich, glioma-inactivated protein-1 and mutated in autosomal dominant lateral temporal lobe epilepsy (ADLTE), mediates this process in hippocampus. We created(More)
BACKGROUND Bile acids can act as signalling molecules via various receptors including the nuclear farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and pregnane X receptor (PXR), and the cell surface G-protein-coupled receptor TGR5. The signalling has been implicated in the release of peptide YY (PYY) and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which improves glycaemic control and(More)
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), a glycoprotein, is found in high concentration in pulmonary capillary endothelial cells. Several investigators have studied the relationship between various direct and indirect pulmonary insults and ACE activity and in some cases have found conflict. In an attempt to clarify this relationship we have examined the effect(More)
A 78-year-old woman presented with an acute abdomen and was found to have a perforation of her terminal ileum. She did not survive the post-operative period and at necropsy was found to have numerous ulcers of the ileum. In the ulcerated areas there was a transmural chronic inflammatory infiltrate, but no evidence of granulomata. We believe that this(More)
Chronic injection of iminodipropionitrile (IDPN) to rats causes a persistent set of abnormalities which includes hyperlocomotion, hyperexcitability, and dyskinetic movements of the neck. These behavioral changes are very similar to those observed after the acute administration of the dopamine (DA) agonist, amphetamine, in rodents. Because of the anatomical(More)
Chronic injection of iminodipropionitrile (IDPN) to rats causes persistent motor abnormalities such as hyperactivity, lateral and vertical dyskinesia of the neck, and random circling. These behavioral changes are very similar to those observed after the acute administration of serotonin (5-HT) agonists in rodents. Moreover, some aspects of this syndrome are(More)
NEW FINDINGS What is the central question of this study? Regional variations of ventricular L-type calcium current (ICa-L ) amplitude may underlie the increased arrhythmia risk in adult females. Current amplitude variations have been described for the left ventricle but not for the right ventricle. What is the main finding and its importance? Adult female(More)
The elevation in plasma angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) levels observed in patients with hyperthyroidism is unexplained. In this study three hypotheses were investigated. Results from a study using rats treated with thyroid hormones indicated that the increased ACE was not due to increased cleavages of enzyme from lung endothelia. Data from patients(More)
Chronic injections of iminodipropionitrile (IDPN) to rat cause a persistent motor hyperactivity, lateral and vertical sustained twisting movement of the neck, random circling and increased startle response. These abnormalities are similar to those observed after the acute administration of serotonin (5-HT) agonists in rodents. Significant changes in 5-HT(More)
Colorectal cancers develop through at least 3 major pathways, including chromosomal instability, mismatch repair, and methylator phenotype. These pathways can coexist in a single individual and occur in both sporadic and inherited colorectal cancers. In spite of the unique molecular and genetic signatures of colorectal cancers, nonspecific chemotherapy(More)
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