Rosita P. Chang

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Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) and its receptor TrkC are known to be important for neuronal survival. More recently, NT-3 has been implicated as playing a role in oligodendrocyte (OL) proliferation and survival in vitro. Examination of NT-3 and TrkC knockout mice revealed a reduction in NT-3-dependent neurons. To date, no study has examined alterations in glial cell(More)
It has been established that oligodendrocytes, the myelin forming cells, participate in iron homeostasis through the synthesis and secretion of transferrin. Here we investigated whether a correlation exists between myelination, the commonly studied function of oligodendrocytes, and that of transferrin synthesis and secretion. We used a proteolipid protein(More)
Myelin-deficient (md) rats and their unaffected littermates were injected at postnatal day 4 either with a single dose of transferrin (Tf) or insulin-like growth factor one (IGF-1) singly or combined. Two weeks later, their brains were perfused and coronal sections were analyzed for MBP by in situ hybridization and for transferrin and myelin basic protein(More)
Transplantation of oligodendrocyte (Ol) progenitor cells into the central nervous system is a promising approach for the treatment of myelin disorders. This approach requires providing adequate numbers of healthy cells with myelinating potential. We recently showed the successful transplantation of Ol progenitors into the myelin-deficient (md) rat brain. In(More)
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations of graphite tubules (buckytubes) and their derivatives have revealed not only the previously reported buckytube geometries but also additional shapes of the buckytube derivatives. Detailed cross-sectional TEM images reveal the cylindrical cross section of buckytubes and the growth pattern of buckytubes as(More)
TNF-alpha and LT-alpha are thought to be involved in the immunopathology of CNS demyelinating diseases. Both cytokines induce cellular effects through 55-kDa type-1 receptors (R1) and 75-kDa type-2 receptors (R2). To date, no study has specifically identified the various cell populations that express TNF receptors (TNFR) in the inflammatory and(More)
In recent years, organized stock exchanges with daily price limits adopted wider limits as narrower limits were criticized for jeopardizing market efficiency. This study examines the impact of a wide price limit on price discovery processes, using the data from the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. Specifically, examined is the impact of daily price limits on(More)
In a recent report, we demonstrated that intracerebral injections of the pleiotropic cytokine, ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), into developing postnatal rats evoked a severe inflammatory response as determined by the appearance of reactive astrocytes and activated microglia. Considering the likely involvement of CNTF in the injury response, we felt it(More)
The 4e transgenic mouse is characterized by overexpression of the PLP gene. Heterozygous littermates containing three PLP gene copies develop and myelinate normally. However, a progressive CNS demyelination begins at 3-4 months of age. Despite focal demyelination, these animals survive for one year with hind limb paralysis. We used this CNS demyelination(More)
This study examines trading activities of market makers for 25 FTSE-100 component stocks to assess the competitiveness of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The results show that market makers can obtain relatively large shares of public order flows through posting competitive prices with significant quote depths. Market share leaders do not rely on(More)
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