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Targeting Trends 2013 Newsletter

Read the 2013 Newsletters and recent scientific references 2013, issue 1: Role of cholinergic neurons in the nucleus accumbens and their involvement in schizophrenic pathology / by F LaPlante / featuring Anti-ChAT-SAP (Cat. #IT-42), Rabbit IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-35) SFN Poster of the Year Targeting Tools: Anti-ChAT-SAP (Cat.#IT-42) 2013, issue 2: Antibodies to glycosphingolipids: An attractive tool …

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Cover Article: Role of spinal microglia in the development of morphine-induced hyperalgesia

Contributed by Francesco Ferrini (1) and Yves De Koninck (2,3) 1) Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Turin,10095 Grugliasco, Turin, Italy 2) Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec, QC, G1J 2G3, Canada 3) Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Université Laval, Québec, QC, G13 7P4, Canada Morphine-induced hyperalgesia and tolerance dramatically limit the use of …

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Targeting Article: Targeted Toxins, Optogenetics, and the BRAIN Initiative

Contributed by Brian J. Russell The newly invigorated BRAIN initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, also known as the Brain Activity Map Project) has placed a premium on understanding the role of each neuron within the human brain. This effort has been our focus for some time via our Targeted Toxin technology. From the …

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Cover Article: Medial ganglionic eminence-like cells derived from human embryonic stem cells correct learning and memory deficits in an NGFr-lesioned mouse model

Contributed by Liu Y, Weick JP, Liu H, Krencik R, Zhang X, Ma L, Zhou GM, Ayala M, Zhang SC. Waisman Center, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. and Human Anatomy and Histology, Fudan University Shanghai Medical School, Shanghai, China. Basal forebrain neurons including cholinergic neurons and GABA interneurons …

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Targeting Tools: FabFc-ZAP – A new secondary conjugate

Background of General Preparation and Components: Over the last few years, riding on the coattails of the established customer base for the ZAP line of secondary conjugates, Fab-ZAP has become the most popular ATS product group in the catalog. Combining species-specific monovalent secondary antibodies with the cytotoxic ribosome-inactivating protein, Saporin, the Fab-ZAP line of products …

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Cover Article: Antibodies to glycosphingolipids: An attractive tool for targeted delivery of cytotoxic agents to tumor cells

Contributed by Jose Luis Daniotti, Centro de Investigaciones en Química Biológica de Córdoba (CIQUIBIC, UNC-CONICET), Departamento de Química Biológica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina. Glycosphingolipids (GSLs) are amphipathic molecules consisting of a ceramide lipid moiety linked to a glycan chain of variable length and structure. Among these are found the …

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Targeting Tools: Anti-ChAT-SAP

Choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) catalyzes the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) from choline and acetyl-CoA in cholinergic neurons. ChAT serves as a specific marker for cholinergic neurons in both peripheral and central nervous systems. Dysfuntion of cholinergic neurons underlies aspects of clinical symptoms found in neurological and psychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Down and …

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Cover Article: Role of cholinergic neurons in the nucleus accumbens and their involvement in schizophrenic pathology

Contributed by François LaPlante. Dept of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada A post-mortem reduction in the density of cholinergic interneurons in the ventral striatum or nucleus accumbens (N.Acc.) has been reported in schizophrenic brains.[1,2] In this region the cholinergic interneurons interact anatomically and functionally with the dopaminergic nerve terminals notably to dampen the effects …

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