Alexandra Berger


Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada


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    Berger A, Paige C. Hemokinin-1 has Substance P-like function in U-251 MG astrocytoma cells: a pharmacological and functional study. J Neuroimmunol. 2005;164:48-56 pubmed
    ..Moreover, we show TAC4 mRNA expression in gliomas, indicating a possible involvement of HK-1 in glioma biology. ..
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    Berger A, Tran A, Paige C. Co-regulated decrease of Neurokinin-1 receptor and Hemokinin-1 gene expression in monocytes and macrophages after activation with pro-inflammatory cytokines. J Neuroimmunol. 2007;187:83-93 pubmed
    ..A co-regulated decrease could also be observed in differentiating primary bone marrow macrophages, suggesting that this receptor-ligand pair may be controlled by cytokine networks and may serve a developmental role in the immune system. ..
  3. Berger A, Benveniste P, Corfe S, Tran A, Barbara M, Wakeham A, et al. Targeted deletion of the tachykinin 4 gene (TAC4-/-) influences the early stages of B lymphocyte development. Blood. 2010;116:3792-801 pubmed publisher
  4. Berger A, Tran A, Dida J, Minkin S, Gerard N, Yeomans J, et al. Diminished pheromone-induced sexual behavior in neurokinin-1 receptor deficient (TACR1(-/-)) mice. Genes Brain Behav. 2012;11:568-76 pubmed publisher
    ..NK-1R signaling may therefore play an important role in pheromone-induced sexual behavior. ..