03q4

Targeting Trends Newsletter 03q4

Below are links to view the quarterly newsletter Targeting Trends. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please complete the information on our contact page. Newsletter Highlights “Surfboards for Spinal Cords” (page 2) $2.4M drug devel grant for SP-SAP (page 2) CCK-SAP binding studies (page 5) Rat-ZAP, the newest Second Immunotoxin (Secondary …

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Targeting Tools: Rat-ZAP

Advanced Targeting Systems is pleased to announce the arrival of its newest second immunotoxin, Rat-ZAP (Cat. #IT-26). This new screening agent is constructed from goat anti-rat IgG conjugated to saporin. Like the other second immunotoxins, Hum-ZAP, Mab-ZAP and Rab-ZAP, it converts your primary antibody, in this case a rat IgG, into a potent cytotoxic agent …

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Targeting Article: CCK-SAP in Binding Studies

Our thanks to Drs. Frank Porecca, Victory Hruby and Josephine Lai, Department of Pharmacology, The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for sharing the results of their studies. Cholecystokinin (CCK) is widely distributed in the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. The 33-amino acid peptide contains a carboxyl terminal octapeptide sequence Asp-Tyr-Met-Gly-Trp-Met-Asp-Phe-NH2 which confers …

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Targeting Topics 03q4

Hilar neuropeptide Y interneuron loss in the aged rat hippocampal formation. Cadacio CL, Milner TA, Gallagher M, Pierce JP. Exp Neurol 183(1):147-158, 2003. The authors investigate the loss of neuropeptide Y-immunoreactive (NPY-I) interneurons in the dentate gyrus of aged rats. Their results show a loss of a select group of interneurons in these animals. The …

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Cover Article: Subplate Neurons and Functional Maturation of Thalamocortical Synapses

Contributed by Dr. Patrick O. Kanold, Dept Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115.Dr. Kanold summarizes his work with ME20.4-SAP. A complete report was published in Science 301:521-525. The processing of information in the visual system happens in multiple stages. Retinal neurons in the eye connect to neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN), that …

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