Will J. Costain

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Striatal neurons in symptomatic Huntington's disease (HD) transgenic mice are resistant to a variety of toxic insults, including quinolinic acid (QA), kainic acid and 3-nitropropionic acid. The basis for this resistance is currently unknown. To investigate the possibility that the immediate-early gene (IEG) response is defective in symptomatic HD mice(More)
Polysialic acids are bioactive carbohydrates found in eukaryotes and some bacterial pathogens. The bacterial polysialyltransferases (PSTs), which catalyze the synthesis of polysialic acid capsules, have previously been identified in select strains of Escherichia coli and Neisseria meningitidis and are classified in the Carbohydrate-Active enZYmes Database(More)
The main objective of this study was to characterize the alpha 1-adrenoceptors expressed in adult rat brown adipocytes. For this purpose, membrane fractions were prepared from brown adipose tissue as well as from isolated brown adipocytes. The following are major findings: (i) BAT membranes were considerably enriched in alpha 1-adrenoceptors (specific(More)
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