Sharon Ortiz

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UNLABELLED Glutamate (Glu) is the major excitatory transmitter in the vertebrate brain. Ligand-gated and G protein-coupled Glu receptors present in glial cells are presumably involved in neuronal function. Activation of Bergmann glial Glu receptors triggers a membrane to nuclei signaling cascade that regulates gene expression at the transcriptional and(More)
Integration of retroviral DNA appears to occur randomly in host genomes, suggesting that retroviruses can act as insertion mutagens. We have confirmed this prediction by showing that the nontransforming retrovirus, Moloney murine leukemia virus (M-MuLV), can insert its provirus within the selectable target provided by a single provirus in a clonal rat cell(More)
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