Ryan N. Delgado

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Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been described in cell lines and various whole tissues, but lncRNA analysis of development in vivo is limited. Here, we comprehensively analyze lncRNA expression for the adult mouse subventricular zone neural stem cell lineage. We utilize complementary genome-wide techniques including RNA-seq, RNA CaptureSeq, and ChIP-seq(More)
Inflammatory processes contribute to neurodegenerative disease, stroke, encephalitis, and other central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Activated microglia are a source of cytokines and other inflammatory agents within the CNS and it is therefore important to control glial function in order to preserve neural cells. Melanocortin peptides are(More)
The activity-regulated cytoskeletal protein Arc (also known as Arg3.1) is required for long-term memory formation and synaptic plasticity. Arc expression is robustly induced by activity, and Arc protein localizes to both active synapses and the nucleus. Whereas its synaptic function has been examined, it is not clear why or how Arc is localized to the(More)
The mechanisms by which Ebola virus evades detection and infects cells to cause hemorrhagic fever have not been defined, though its glycoprotein, synthesized in either a secreted or transmembrane form, is likely involved. Here the secreted glycoprotein was found to interact with neutrophils through CD16b, the neutrophil-specific form of the Fc gamma(More)
Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) is an ancient tridecapeptide with potent inhibitory activity in all major forms of inflammation. The anti-inflammatory message sequence of alpha-MSH resides in the COOH-terminal tripeptide alpha-MSH[11-13]. We tested the influence of alpha-MSH[1-13] and of alpha-MSH[11-13] in a cultured murine microglia cell(More)
Vertical transmission of HIV-1 can occur at three different stages: during gestation, delivery and breast feeding. To determine the role of cytokines in vertical transmission of HIV during gestation, we studied the secretion of IL-1beta, TNF-alpha and IL-6 from in vitro infected and Mock-infected placental macrophages (Hofbauer cells) in comparison to blood(More)
Chlorpromazine (CPZ) was shown to inhibit tumour necrosis factor (TNF) production in vivo. Several drugs sharing one of the various pharmacological activities of CPZ were tested in endotoxin-treated mice. It was found that alpha-blockers (prazosin, idazoxan, phenoxybenzamine), antiserotoninergics (methysergide, methergoline) and antihistamine(More)
A 24-h pretreatment of mice with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and whole-cell pertussis vaccines depressed liver cytochrome P-450 and therefore prolonged hexobarbital-induced sleeping time in mice. The depression of liver drug metabolism by a cellular vaccine containing a mutated pertussis toxin was less marked than that induced by the wild-type vaccines,(More)
Interleukin-2 (15 micrograms/mouse, i.p. twice daily for 4 days and once on the 5th day) significantly lowered cytochrome P-450 and heme content and increased heme oxygenase mRNA accumulation; the activities of 7-ethoxycoumarin O-deethylase, ethoxy- and pentoxyphenoxazone O-dealkylases were decreased. The activity of the type O form of hepatic xanthine(More)
Transient transfection of 293T cells was utilized to produce high-titer murine recombinant retroviral vectors for clinical studies. This system was initially optimized by gene transfer using different retroviral envelope proteins into activated human CD4+ T lymphocytes in vitro. Higher titer and infectivity were obtained than with stable murine producer(More)