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  • Effects of VPA on Mutated C. elegans 

    Phan, Quynh-An Ngoc; Munnangi, Kavya; Beattie, Hailey Cristina; Tran, Sean; Lee, Chi-Hung (2018-08-06)
    Valproic acid (VPA) is a generalized drug used to alleviate a broad range of conditions in humans such as bipolar disorders as well as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and other neuromuscular diseases. The use of VPA in ...
  • Induced Mutation in Caenorhabditis elegans Causes Dopamine Resistance 

    Walker, Brody; Grewal, Amanpreet Singh; Grayson, Nicholas Kallas; Harris, Luke Reed; Diokpa, Chijindu; Aceves, Tatiana (2018-08-06)
    In humans, drug addiction is linked to varying dependencies of dopamine levels in the brain. The neurotransmitter is involved in many behavioral mechanisms in animals and mediates the reward pathway. In C. elegans, one of ...
  • The Influence of Imipramine on the Egg-Laying Behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans 

    Alaniz, Alyssa; Valencia, Michael James; Hussain, Neha; Feese, Emily Ann; Luksch, Annie Sarah; Mancillas, Victoria Alexandra (2018-08-06)
    Discovering new ways to treat mental disorders is at the forefront of scientific research due to their imposing challenges on worldwide health. A current drug therapy option is imipramine, marketed as Tofranil, a tricyclic ...
  • The Effect of Mutations in Toll-like Receptors on Caenorhabditis elegans Egg-Laying signaling 

    Deande, Matthew Thomas; Hayashi, Merrick Max; Bougoulias, Michael; Smith, Brock David; Hilbig, Gabriel (2018-08-06)
    While many factors show to affect egg laying in C. elegans, we are interested in the downstream effects of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and their impact on egg laying because a direct relationship is still unknown. Studies ...