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Assay Name:  Dose responses of compounds that activate the Choline Transporter (CHT) - 10 point CRC
Description:  Data Source (MLPCN Center Name): Johns Hopkins Ion Channel Center (JHICC) Center Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Screening Center PI: Min Li, Ph.D. Assay Provider: Alicia Ruggiero, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center Network: Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN) Grant Proposal Number: 1R03DA028852-01 Grant Proposal PI: Alicia Ruggiero, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center Assay Implementation: Zhihong Lin Ph. D., Xiaofang Huang M.S., Shunyou Long M.S., Owen McManus Ph.D., and Meng Wu Ph.D. Description: In the brain, the chemical acetylcholine (ACh) exerts powerful modulatory control over arousal, motor and cognitive circuits, and has been found to be deficient in Alzheimer's Disease (AD). The current drugs available to positively impact cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other dementias are the cholinesterase inhibitors. These prevent the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh), an
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