Robin Cotter

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Microglial and macrophage infection and immune activation underlie the pathogenesis of HIV-1-associated dementia (HAD). To assess microglial function in HAD, we isolated cells from brain tissues recovered from an HIV-1-infected patient within 4 h of death. Brain tissue from seronegative patients served as controls. Regional neuropathology was correlated to(More)
BACKGROUND The high rate of HIV-1 mutation and increasing resistance to currently available antiretroviral (ART) therapies highlight the need for new antiviral agents. Products derived from natural sources have been shown to inhibit HIV-1 replication during various stages of the virus life cycle, and therefore represent a potential source of novel(More)
Human glia are essential cellular models used for studies of neurodegenerative diseases. Fetal neuroglia are commonly used, as they can be recovered in large quantities and sustained for long periods in culture. However, fetal neuroglia may have limitations in reflecting adult diseases and additionally can pose ethical issues in translating products of(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition in senile plaques colocalized with activated microglia and astrocytes. Recent studies suggest that CXCL8 is involved in the AD pathogenesis. The objective of this study was to determine the cellular sources of CXCL8 in the central nervous system during AD(More)
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