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We tested the hypothesis that the neurotransmitter glutamate would influence glial proliferation and differentiation in a cytoarchitecturally intact system. Postnatal day 6 cerebellar slices were maintained in organotypic culture and treated with glutamate receptor agonists or antagonists. After dissociation, cells were stained with antibodies for different(More)
The 1,852,442-bp sequence of an M1 strain of Streptococcus pyogenes, a Gram-positive pathogen, has been determined and contains 1,752 predicted protein-encoding genes. Approximately one-third of these genes have no identifiable function, with the remainder falling into previously characterized categories of known microbial function. Consistent with the(More)
Neural cell development is regulated by membrane ion channel activity. We have previously demonstrated that cell membrane depolarization with veratridine or blockage of K+ channels with tetraethylammonium (TEA) inhibit oligodendrocyte progenitor (OP) proliferation and differentiation (); however the molecular events involved are largely unknown. Here we(More)
Besides the role of mature oligodendrocytes in myelin synthesis during the development of the central nervous system (CNS), the oligodendrocyte lineage also encompasses the largest pool of postnatal proliferating progenitors whose behavior in vivo remains broadly elusive in health and disease. We describe here transgenic models that allow us to track the(More)
The nucleolus represents an essential stress sensor for the cell. However, the molecular consequences of nucleolar damage and their possible link with neurodegenerative diseases remain to be elucidated. Here, we show that nucleolar damage is present in both genders in Parkinson's disease (PD) and in the pharmacological PD model induced by the neurotoxin(More)
Proliferative oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPs) express large, delayed outward-rectifying K(+) currents (I(K)), whereas nondividing immature and mature oligodendrocytes display much smaller I(K). Here, we show that up-regulation of I(K) occurs in G(1) phase of the cell cycle in purified cultured OPs and is the result of an RNA synthesis-dependent,(More)
Placental transfer of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) during pregnancy has the potential to interfere with endogenous cannabinoid (CB) regulation of fetal nervous system development in utero. Here we examined the effect of maternal CB intake on mouse hippocampal interneurons largely focusing on cholecystokinin-expressing interneurons (CCK-INTs), a prominent(More)
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