Nadine N. Johnson-Farley

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The roles of 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and protein kinase A in 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)7 receptor-mediated activation of extracellular-regulated kinase (ERK) were studied in cultured hippocampal neurons and transfected PC12 cells. Activation of ERK by neuronal Gs-coupled receptors has been thought to proceed through a protein kinase(More)
The most commonly prescribed antidepressants, the serotonin (5-HT) selective reuptake inhibitors, increase 5-HT without targeting specific receptors. Yet, little is known about the interaction of multiple receptor subtypes expressed by individual neurons. Specifically, the effect of increases in cAMP induced by Gs-coupled 5-HT receptor subtypes on the(More)
5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)(2A) receptors have been implicated to play a role in both the treatment and pathophysiology of a number of psychiatric disorders. Therefore, the coupling of this receptor to signals, such as extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), that elicit long-term neuronal changes may be relevant. In the present study we examined the(More)
The significance of multiple growth factors acting on individual neurons in the central nervous system is presently unclear. Cultured hippocampal neurons were used in the present study to compare the neurotrophic actions of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) with the better characterized growth factors, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and brain-derived(More)
5-HT(1A) receptors have been hypothesized to mediate some of the neuronal plasticity and behavioral responses stimulated by serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors. Although the cellular signaling pathways required for inducing these actions have not yet been determined, roles for the neuroprotective extracellular-regulated kinase (ERK) mitogen-activated(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) seem to play key roles in mediating neuronal plasticity in the hippocampus. In the current studies, we have used cultured hippocampal neurons to study possible interactions between the two growth factors in modulating neuronal signaling pathways. BDNF and IGF-1 were found to(More)
Double hit lymphoma (DHL) is a recently recognized lymphoma with a survival of less than 2 years. Both ABT-737, a Bcl-2/Bcl-XL inhibitor, and ABT-199, which selectively targets Bcl-2, were potently cytotoxic against DHL cell lines Sc-1 and OcI-LY18, the RL cell line and primary human DHL cells, but not Ramos cells, which lack Bcl-2 expression. ABT-199 was(More)
1: Since all 5-HT(1) receptors couple to G(i)-type G proteins and inhibit adenylyl cyclase, the functional significance of five distinct subtypes of 5-HT(1) receptors has been unclear. 2: In previous studies we have used transfected cells to demonstrate that 5-HT(1B) receptors can couple more efficiently than 5-HT(1A) receptors to activation of(More)
BACKGROUND Systematic quantitative methodologies are needed to understand the heterogeneity of cell metabolism across cell types in normal physiology, disease, and treatment. Metabolic flux analysis (MFA) can be used to infer steady state fluxes, but it does not apply for transient dynamics. Kinetic flux profiling (KFP) can be used in the context of(More)
E2F-1, a key transcription factor necessary for cell growth, DNA repair, and differentiation, is an attractive target for development of anticancer drugs in tumors that are E2F "oncogene addicted". We identified a peptide isolated from phage clones that bound tightly to the E2F-1 promoter consensus sequence. The peptide was coupled to penetratin to enhance(More)