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Outward current modulation by cAMP was investigated in wild type (wt) and dunce (dnc) Drosophila larval neurons. dnc is deficient in a cAMP phosphodiesterase and has altered memory. Outward current modulation by cAMP was investigated by acute or chronic exposure to cAMP analogs. The analysis included a scrutiny of outward current modulation by cAMP in(More)
Recovery from ischemic renal injury is accompanied by enhanced DNA synthesis and a typical immediate early (IE) gene response. These two processes occur in distinct cell populations, suggesting that the IE gene response does not serve a proliferative function directly. As cellular stress induces an IE response through activation of the stress-activated(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify genes involved in fibroid development by performing global expression profiling on tissues of normal myometrium and uterine leiomyoma origin using Affymetrix HG-U133A GeneChip microarrays. DESIGN Whole-genome analysis of mRNA levels in leiomyoma and normal myometrium tissue samples. SETTING University research laboratory. (More)
The ototoxic interaction between the aminoglycoside antibiotics (streptomycin, kanamycin, etc.) and the loop-inhibiting diuretics (ethacrynic acid, furosemide and bumetanide) has been well documented. This interaction causes extensive destruction of the hair cells of the cochlea. Brummett et al. (1974) demonstrated that this interaction did not occur with(More)
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, exhibits profound phenotypic diversity and is an ideal model organism for the genetic dissection of simple and complex traits. However, some of the most interesting phenotypes are fixed in particular breeds and are therefore less tractable to genetic analysis using classical segregation-based mapping approaches. We(More)
Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder having both genetic and epigenetic etiological elements. Isodicentric chromosome 15 (Idic15), characterized by duplications of the multi-disorder critical region of 15q11-q14, is a relatively common cytogenetic event. When the duplication involves maternally derived content, this abnormality is strongly(More)
Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury induces both functional and morphological changes in the kidney. Necrosis, predominantly of the proximal tubule (PT), is the hallmark of this model of renal injury, whereas cells of the distal nephron survive, apparently intact. We examined whether differences in cellular outcome of the various regions of the nephron may be(More)
Since Src kinase inhibitors decrease brain injury produced by intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and thrombin is activated following ICH, this study determined whether Src kinase inhibitors decrease thrombin-induced brain injury. Thrombin injections into adult rat striatum produced focal infarction and motor deficits. The Src kinase inhibitor PP2 decreased(More)
Mature neurons (MNs), neural progenitor cells (NPCs) and neuroblastoma cells (NBCs) are all neural-derived cells. However, MNs are unable to divide once differentiated; NPCs are able to divide a limited number of times and differentiate to normal brain cell types; whereas NBCs can divide an unlimited number of times but rarely differentiate. Here, we(More)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) accounts for ∼20% of cases and contributes to basal and claudin-low molecular subclasses of the disease. TNBCs have poor prognosis, display frequent mutations in tumor suppressor gene p53 (TP53), and lack targeted therapies. The MET receptor tyrosine kinase is elevated in TNBC and transgenic Met models (Met(mt)) develop(More)