Special Issue
Inflammatory disorders of the nervous system
Submission Deadline: 31 December 2013
Articles: 45
Special Issue Editor
Guest Editor
Alireza Minagar
Assistant Professor, Neurology, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130
Expertise: 28 publications, currently five grants, Editor of Frontiers in Bioscience
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Keywords
Nervous System, Molecular Biology
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Published Papers (45 papers)
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Article
Characterization of membrane-associated substrates of Ca2+-dependent kinases in astrocytes
Ljubisa Vitkovic, Shigeru Maeda, Vincent J Aloyo
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 10 Issue 1, pp.83-87
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1509 Published: 01 January 2005
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Quantification of HIV GAG RNA using real time reverse transcriptase PCR
Paul Shapshak, Robert Duncan, Clyde B McCoy, J Bryan Page
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 10 Issue 1, pp.135-142
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1515 Published: 01 January 2005
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Identification of myristoylated alanine-rich C kinase substrate (MARCKS) in astrocytes
Ljubisa Vitkovic, Vincent J Aloyo, Shigeru Maeda, Deborha L Benzil, Joseph P Bressler, Dana C Hilt
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 10 Issue 1, pp.160-165
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1517 Published: 01 January 2005
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Role of chemokines and their receptors in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis
Eckhart Sindern
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.457-463
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1238 Published: 01 January 2004
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Neuroimaging of HIV and AIDS related illnesses: a review
Rohit Bakshi
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.632-646
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1256 Published: 01 January 2004
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Article
Role of MRI in multiple sclerosis II: brain and spinal cord atrophy
Robert Zivadinov, Rohit Bakshi
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.647-664
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1262 Published: 01 January 2004
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Role of MRI in multiple sclerosis I: inflammation and lesions
Robert Zivadinov, Rohit Bakshi
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.665-683
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1251 Published: 01 January 2004
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Inflammatory genes and neural activity: involvement of immune genes in synaptic function and behavior
Leonardo H Tonelli, Teodor T Postolache, Esther M Sternberg
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 10 Issue 1, pp.675-680
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1562 Published: 01 January 2005
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Endothelial cells of the blood-brain barrier: a target for glucocorticoids and estrogens?
Jean-Bernard Dietrich
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.684-693
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1272 Published: 01 January 2004
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Microglia and chemokines in infectious diseases of the nervous system: views and reviews
Tammy Kielian
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.732-750
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1266 Published: 01 January 2004
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Varicella zoster virus latency, neurological disease and experimental models: an update
Randall J Cohrs, Donald H Gilden, Ravi Mahalingam
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.751-762
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1275 Published: 01 January 2004
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Article
Nitric oxide neurotoxicity in neurodegenerative diseases
Kathleen M K Boje
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.763-776
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1268 Published: 01 January 2004
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Transcellular transport as a mechanism of blood-brain barrier disruption during stroke
Marilyn J Cipolla, Ryan Crete, Lisa Vitullo, Robert D Rix
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.777-785
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1282 Published: 01 January 2004
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Article
B cells in multiple sclerosis
Mark P Burgoon, Donald H Gilden, Gregory P Owens
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.786-796
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1278 Published: 01 January 2004
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Article
Neuromyelitis optica: current concepts
Dean M Wingerchuk
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.834-840
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1267 Published: 01 January 2004
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Article
Prospects for neuroprotection in multiple sclerosis
V Wee Yong
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.864-872
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1276 Published: 01 January 2004
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Stereotactic radiosurgery using the Leksell Gamma Knife: current trends and future directives
Ajay Jawahar, Lisa L Jawahar, Anil Nanda, Christopher D Sharp, April Warren, John W Elrod, Merilyn Jennings, J Steven Alexander, Alireza Minagar
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.932-938
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1294 Published: 01 January 2004
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Article
Pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
Kourosh Rezania, Betul Gundogdu, Betty Soliven
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.939-945
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1286 Published: 01 January 2004
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Article
CNS vasculitis
Roger E Kelley
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 1, pp.946-955
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1259 Published: 01 January 2004
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Article
Elevated expression of IFN-gamma in the HIV-1 infected brain
Paul Shapshak, Robert Duncan, Alireza Minagar, Pura Rodriguez de la Vega, Renée V Stewart, Karl Goodkin
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1073-1081
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1271 Published: 01 May 2004
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Endothelial microparticles as markers of endothelial dysfunction
Lawrence L Horstman, Wenche Jy, Joaquin J Jimenez, Yeon S Ahn
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1118-1135
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1270 Published: 01 May 2004
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Disappearing "T1 black holes" in an animal model of multiple sclerosis
Istvan Pirko, Aaron Johnson, Jeff Gamez, Slobodan I Macura, Moses Rodriguez
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1222-1227
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1322 Published: 01 May 2004
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Inflammatory responses to ischemia and reperfusion in the cerebral microcirculation
Mami Ishikawa, John H Zhang, Anil Nanda, D Neil Granger
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1339-1347
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1330 Published: 01 May 2004
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Transverse Myelitis: pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment
Chitra Krishnan, Adam I Kaplin, Deepa M Deshpande, Carlos A Pardo, Douglas A Kerr
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1483-1499
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1351 Published: 01 May 2004
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Chemokines and chemokine receptors in autoimmune encephalomyelitis as a model for central nervous system inflammatory disease regulation
Rukiye-Nazan E Dogan, William J Karpus
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1500-1505
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1284 Published: 01 May 2004
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Adeno-associated viral vector-mediated ApoE expression in Alzheimer's disease mice: low CNS immune response, long-term expression, and astrocyte specificity
Xuan Feng, Fernette F Eide, Hong Jiang, Anthony T Reder
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1540-1546
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1323 Published: 01 May 2004
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Abnormal levels of interferon-gamma receptors in active multiple sclerosis are normalized by IFN-beta therapy: implications for control of apoptosis
James Ahn, Xuan Feng, Nilesh Patel, Neetu Dhawan, A T Reder
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1547-1555
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1331 Published: 01 May 2004
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Article
Apoptosis in acute and chronic neurological disorders
Oleksandr Ekshyyan, Tak Yee Aw
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1567-1576
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1357 Published: 01 May 2004
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Article
Sepsis associated encephalopathy (SAE): a review
Rebecca Green, L Keith Scott, Alireza Minagar, Steven Conrad
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1637-1641
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1250 Published: 01 May 2004
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Soluble adhesion molecule levels, neuropsychiatric lupus and lupus-related damage
Hayden Zaccagni, Justin Fried, John Cornell, Patricia Padilla, Robin L Brey
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 2, pp.1654-1659
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1273 Published: 01 May 2004
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Gene chromosomal organization and expression in cultured human neurons exposed to cocaine and HIV-1 proteins gp120 and tat: drug abuse and NeuroAIDS
Paul Shapshak, Robert Duncan, Avindra Nath, Jadwiga Turchan, Kangueane Pandjassarame, Hector Rodriguez, Elda Margarita Duran, Fabiana Ziegler, Eric Amaro, Apple Lewis, Alejandro Rodriguez, Alireza Minagar, Wade Davis, Raman Seth, Fatten F Elkomy, Francesco Chiappelli, Toni Kazic
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 11 Issue 2, pp.1774-1793
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1922 Published: 01 May 2006
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Differential RNA expression of hepatic tissue in lean and obese mice after LPS-induced systemic inflammation
L Keith Scott, Vidula Vachharajani, Alireza Minagar, Randall L Mynatt, Steven A Conrad
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 10 Issue 2, pp.1828-1834
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1664 Published: 01 May 2005
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Anti-interferon antibodies in multiple sclerosis. Molecular basis and their impact on clinical efficacy
Luca Durelli, Alessandra Ricci
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 3, pp.2192-2204
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1329 Published: 01 September 2004
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Novel approaches and cutting edge immunotherapies in multiple sclerosis
Toni M Bauman, Lloyd H Kasper
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 3, pp.2302-2322
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1398 Published: 01 September 2004
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Cellular immunology in HIV-1 positive African American women using alcohol and cocaine
Francesco Chiappelli, Paul Shapshak, Fariba Younai, Clyde McCoy, Bryan Page, Paolo Prolo
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 11 Issue 3, pp.2434-2441
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1981 Published: 01 September 2006
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The blood brain barrier in HIV infection
Joseph R Berger, Malcolm Avison
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 4, pp.2680-2685
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1427 Published: 01 September 2004
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Brain RNA expression in obese vs lean mice after LPS-induced systemic inflammation
L Keith Scott, Vidula Vachharajani, Randall L Mynatt, Alireza Minagar, Steven A Conrad
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 4, pp.2686-2696
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1428 Published: 01 September 2004
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Complement in neurobiology
Lawrence L Horstman, Wenche Jy, Yeon S Ahn, Amir H Maghzi, Masoud Etemadifar, J Steven Alexander, Jeanie C McGee, Alireza Minagar
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 16 Issue 8, pp.2921-2960
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/3890 Published: 01 June 2011
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Analytic approaches to differential gene expression in AIDS versus control brains
P Shapshak, R Duncan, J E Torres-Munoz, E M Duran, A Minagar, C K Petito
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 5, pp.2935-2946
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1449 Published: 01 September 2004
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Presenilin-1 detection in brain neurons and FOXp3 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells: normalizer gene selection for real time reverse transcriptase pcr using the DeltaDeltaCt method
Elda M Duran, Paul Shapshak, Jason Worley, Alireza Minagar, Fabiana Ziegler, Shannon Haliko, Irina Moleon-Borodowsky, Patrick A J Haslett
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 10 Issue 3, pp.2955-2965
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1751 Published: 01 September 2005
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Technical note: preliminary results in development of a novel intracisternal penicillin seizure model in the rat
Ravish V Patwardhan, John W Calvert, Walter Besio, Gen Kusaka, Ikuyo Kusaka, John Zhang, Anil Nanda
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 10 Issue 3, pp.3009-3012
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1757 Published: 01 September 2005
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Electroconvulsive therapy for seizure control: preliminary data in a new seizure generation and control model
Ravish V Patwardhan, Walter Besio, John W Calvert, Gen Kusaka, Ikuyo Kusaka, John Zhang, Anil Nanda
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 10 Issue 3, pp.3013-3019
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1758 Published: 01 September 2005
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Neuro-immunity in stress-related oral ulcerations: a fractal analysis
Francesco Chiappelli, Joseph Alwan, Paolo Prolo, Russell Christensen, Milan Fiala, Olivia S Cajulis, George Bernard
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 10 Issue 3, pp.3034-3041
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1760 Published: 01 September 2005
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Endothelial microparticles (EMP) bind and activate monocytes: elevated EMP-monocyte conjugates in multiple sclerosis
Wenche Jy, Alireza Minagar, Joaquin J Jimenez, William A Sheremata, Lucia M Mauro, Lawrence L Horstman, Carlos Bidot, Yeon S Ahn
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 6, pp.3137-3144
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1466 Published: 01 September 2004
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Mechanisms of inflammation: the good, the bad and the ugly
F Stephen Laroux
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 9 Issue 6, pp.3156-3162
Managing Editor: Alireza Minagar
DOI: 10.2741/1468 Published: 01 September 2004