Related Readings – Sidney Strickland Ph.D.

Proteases, the Extracellular Matrix and Cell Death: lessons from the overexcited brain

Monday, April 28, 2008 Welch Hall (2nd floor)

3:45 pm. Refreshments 4:00 p.m. Lecture

Recommended Review Article:

Kaul M, Lipton SA. (2005) Experimental and potential future therapeutic approaches for HIV-1 associated dementia targeting receptors for chemokines, glutamate and erythropoietin. Neurotoxicity Research 276(20): 16593-16596

Related Articles:

Lee, S.R.; Lok, J.; Rosell, A. et al. (2007) Reduction of hippocampal cell death and proteolytic responses in tissue plasminogen activator knockout mice after transient global cerebral ischemia. Neuroscience 150(1): 50-57

Chu K, Lee ST, Sinn DI, et al. (2007) Pharmacological induction of ischemic tolerance by glutamate transporter-1 (EAAT2) upregulation. Stroke 38(1):177-182

Penkowa M, Florit S, Giralt M, et al. (2005) Metallothionein reduces central nervous system inflammation, neuro degeneration, and cell death following kainic acid-induced epileptic seizures Journal of Neuroscience Research 79(4):522-534

Kaur J, Zhao ZG, Klein GM, et al. (2004) The neurotoxicity of tissue plasminogen activator? Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 24(9): 945-963

Finlay M, Clements JM, et al. (2004) Reduction of excitotoxicity and associated leukocyte recruitment by a broad-spectrum matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor Journal of Neurochemistry  89(6): 1378-1386

Swanson, R. A.; Ying, W.; Kaupinnen, T.M. (2004) Astrocyte influences on ischemic neuronal death Current Molecular Medicine 4(2):193-205

Related Readings – Marie-Anne Felix Ph.D.

C. elegans in an Evolutionary Context


Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Welch Hall (2nd Floor)

3:45 pm Refreshments      4:00 pm Lecture

Recommended Review Article:

Braendle, C.; Millioz, J.; and Marie-Anne Felix. (2008)  Mechanisms and evolution of environmental reseponses in Caenorhabditis elegans. Current topics in Developmental Biology (2008):171-207

Related Articles:

Kiontke,K.; Barriere, A.; Kolotuev, I. et al.   (2007)  Trends, stasis, and drift in the evolution of nematode vulva development. .Current Biology  17:1925-1937

Cutter, A. D.; Felix, M.A.; Barriere, A. et al.   (2006)  Patterns of nucleiotide polumorphism distinguish temperate and tropical wild isolates of Caenorhabditis briggsae. Genetics  173(4):2021-2031

Felix, M.A. and A. Barriere. (2005)  Evolvability of cell specification mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Biology  304B(6):536-547

Felix, M.A.  (2004) Developmental biology of nematodes – what we learn from Caenorhabditis elegansNematogy: advances and perspectives 1:71-174

Delattre, M. and Marie-Anne Felix.  (2001)  Microevolutionary studies in nematodes: a beginning.  Bioessays  23(9):807-819