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Suzanne Stevens

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentNeurobiology and Anatomy
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 603
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1968     Departmental Honors in Chemistry  | Magna cum Laude
1969     Title II Fellowship in Library Science
1970     Philadelphia and Vicinity Special Library Association Award in Special Librarianship
1981     Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Competition
1990     NIMH Research Scientist Development Award, Level ll
1994     President Elect  | Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society
1994     Robert Wood Johnson Dean's Senior Teaching Scholar Award
1995     Commendation for Excellence in Teaching  | from the Class of 1998
1996     Commendation for Excellence in Teaching  | from the Class of 1999
 
 Overview
EDUCATION:

BA Chemistry / 1968 / Oakland University, Rochester, MI
MS Library Science / 1971 / Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:

PhD Anatomy / 1981 / Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Thyagarajan S, Madden KS, Boehm GW, Stevens SY, Felten DL, Bellinger DL. L-Deprenyl Reverses Age-Associated Decline in Splenic Norepinephrine, Interleukin-2 and Interferon-? Production in Old Female F344 Rats. Neuroimmunomodulation. 2013; 20(2):72-8.
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  2. ThyagaRajan S, Madden KS, Teruya B, Stevens SY, Felten DL, Bellinger DL. Age-associated alterations in sympathetic noradrenergic innervation of primary and secondary lymphoid organs in female Fischer 344 rats. J Neuroimmunol. 2011 Apr; 233(1-2):54-64.
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  3. Liang CS, Mao W, Iwai C, Fukuoka S, Stevens SY. Cardiac sympathetic neuroprotective effect of desipramine in tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Mar; 290(3):H995-1003.
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  4. Bellinger DL, Stevens SY, Thyaga Rajan S, Lorton D, Madden KS. Aging and sympathetic modulation of immune function in Fischer 344 rats: effects of chemical sympathectomy on primary antibody response. J Neuroimmunol. 2005 Aug; 165(1-2):21-32.
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  5. Collier TJ, Greene JG, Felten DL, Stevens SY, Collier KS. Reduced cortical noradrenergic neurotransmission is associated with increased neophobia and impaired spatial memory in aged rats. Neurobiol Aging. 2004 Feb; 25(2):209-21.
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  6. Kelley SP, Moynihan JA, Stevens SY, Grota LJ, Felten DL. Sympathetic nerve destruction in spleen in murine AIDS. Brain Behav Immun. 2003 Apr; 17(2):94-109.
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  7. Liang CS, Yatani A, Himura Y, Kashiki M, Stevens SY. Desipramine attenuates loss of cardiac sympathetic neurotransmitters produced by congestive heart failure and NE infusion. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 May; 284(5):H1729-36.
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  8. Rice PA, Boehm GW, Moynihan JA, Bellinger DL, Stevens SY. Chemical sympathectomy increases numbers of inflammatory cells in the peritoneum early in murine listeriosis. Brain Behav Immun. 2002 Dec; 16(6):654-62.
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  9. Liang CS, Himura Y, Kashiki M, Stevens SY. Differential pre- and postsynaptic effects of desipramine on cardiac sympathetic nerve terminals in RHF. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Nov; 283(5):H1863-72.
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  10. Kelley SP, Moynihan JA, Stevens SY, Grota LJ, Felten DL. Chemical sympathectomy has no effect on the severity of murine AIDS: murine AIDS alone depletes norepinephrine levels in infected spleen. Brain Behav Immun. 2002 Apr; 16(2):118-39.
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  11. Rice PA, Boehm GW, Moynihan JA, Bellinger DL, Stevens SY. Chemical sympathectomy alters numbers of splenic and peritoneal leukocytes. Brain Behav Immun. 2002 Feb; 16(1):62-73.
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  12. Kyrkanides S, Tallents RH, Macher DJ, Olschowka JA, Stevens SY. Temporomandibular joint nociception: effects of capsaicin on substance P-like immunoreactivity in the rabbit brain stem. J Orofac Pain. 2002; 16(3):229-36.
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  13. Qin F, Vulapalli RS, Stevens SY, Liang CS. Loss of cardiac sympathetic neurotransmitters in heart failure and NE infusion is associated with reduced NGF. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Jan; 282(1):H363-71.
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  14. Shite J, Qin F, Mao W, Kawai H, Stevens SY, Liang C. Antioxidant vitamins attenuate oxidative stress and cardiac dysfunction in tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001 Nov 15; 38(6):1734-40.
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  15. Rice PA, Boehm GW, Moynihan JA, Bellinger DL, Stevens SY. Chemical sympathectomy increases the innate immune response and decreases the specific immune response in the spleen to infection with Listeria monocytogenes. J Neuroimmunol. 2001 Mar 1; 114(1-2):19-27.
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  16. Kawai H, Stevens SY, Liang CS. Renin-angiotensin system inhibition on noradrenergic nerve terminal function in pacing-induced heart failure. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2000 Dec; 279(6):H3012-9.
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  17. ThyagaRajan S, Madden KS, Stevens SY, Felten DL. Anti-tumor effect of L-deprenyl is associated with enhanced central and peripheral neurotransmission and immune reactivity in rats with carcinogen-induced mammary tumors. J Neuroimmunol. 2000 Sep 22; 109(2):95-104.
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  18. Shite J, Dong E, Kawai H, Stevens SY, Liang CS. Selegiline improves cardiac sympathetic terminal function and beta-adrenergic responsiveness in heart failure. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2000 Sep; 279(3):H1283-90.
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  19. Liang C, Rounds NK, Dong E, Stevens SY, Shite J, Qin F. Alterations by norepinephrine of cardiac sympathetic nerve terminal function and myocardial beta-adrenergic receptor sensitivity in the ferret: normalization by antioxidant vitamins. Circulation. 2000 Jul 4; 102(1):96-103.
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  20. ThyagaRajan S, Madden KS, Stevens SY, Felten DL. Restoration of splenic noradrenergic nerve fibers and immune reactivity in old F344 rats: a comparison between L-deprenyl and L-desmethyldeprenyl. Int J Immunopharmacol. 2000 Jul; 22(7):523-36.
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  21. Kawai H, Mohan A, Hagen J, Dong E, Armstrong J, Stevens SY, Liang CS. Alterations in cardiac adrenergic terminal function and beta-adrenoceptor density in pacing-induced heart failure. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2000 May; 278(5):H1708-16.
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  22. Madden KS, Stevens SY, Felten DL, Bellinger DL. Alterations in T lymphocyte activity following chemical sympathectomy in young and old Fischer 344 rats. J Neuroimmunol. 2000 Mar 1; 103(2):131-45.
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  23. Thyagarajan S, Madden KS, Stevens SY, Felten DL. Inhibition of tumor growth by L-deprenyl involves neural-immune interactions in rats with spontaneously developing mammary tumors. Anticancer Res. 1999 Nov-Dec; 19(6B):5023-8.
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  24. Kawai H, Fan TH, Dong E, Siddiqui RA, Yatani A, Stevens SY, Liang CS. ACE inhibition improves cardiac NE uptake and attenuates sympathetic nerve terminal abnormalities in heart failure. Am J Physiol. 1999 Oct; 277(4 Pt 2):H1609-17.
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  25. Miller GE, Dopp JM, Myers HF, Stevens SY, Fahey JL. Psychosocial predictors of natural killer cell mobilization during marital conflict. Health Psychol. 1999 May; 18(3):262-71.
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  26. ThyagaRajan S, Madden KS, Stevens SY, Felten DL. Effects of L-deprenyl treatment on noradrenergic innervation and immune reactivity in lymphoid organs of young F344 rats. J Neuroimmunol. 1999 Apr 1; 96(1):57-65.
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  27. ThyagaRajan S, Stevens SY, Felten DL. Region-specific alterations in the concentrations of catecholamines and indoleamines in the brains of young and old F344 rats after L-deprenyl treatment. Brain Res Bull. 1999 Mar 15; 48(5):513-20.
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  28. ThyagaRajan S, Madden KS, Kalvass JC, Dimitrova SS, Felten SY, Felten DL. L-deprenyl-induced increase in IL-2 and NK cell activity accompanies restoration of noradrenergic nerve fibers in the spleens of old F344 rats. J Neuroimmunol. 1998 Dec 1; 92(1-2):9-21.
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  29. Kruszewska B, Felten DL, Stevens SY, Moynihan JA. Sympathectomy-induced immune changes are not abrogated by the glucocorticoid receptor blocker RU-486. Brain Behav Immun. 1998 Sep; 12(3):181-200.
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  30. Felten SY, Madden KS, Bellinger DL, Kruszewska B, Moynihan JA, Felten DL. The role of the sympathetic nervous system in the modulation of immune responses. Adv Pharmacol. 1998; 42:583-7.
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  31. ThyagaRajan S, Felten SY, Felten DL. Restoration of sympathetic noradrenergic nerve fibers in the spleen by low doses of L-deprenyl treatment in young sympathectomized and old Fischer 344 rats. J Neuroimmunol. 1998 Jan; 81(1-2):144-57.
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  32. Blair ML, Woolf PD, Felten SY. Sympathetic activation cannot fully account for increased plasma renin levels during water deprivation. Am J Physiol. 1997 Apr; 272(4 Pt 2):R1197-203.
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  33. Madden KS, Bellinger DL, Felten SY, Snyder E, Maida ME, Felten DL. Alterations in sympathetic innervation of thymus and spleen in aged mice. Mech Ageing Dev. 1997 Mar; 94(1-3):165-75.
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  34. Bellinger DL, Lorton D, Horn L, Brouxhon S, Felten SY, Felten DL. Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) innervation of rat spleen, thymus, and lymph nodes. Peptides. 1997; 18(8):1139-49.
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  35. Tabarowski Z, Gibson-Berry K, Felten SY. Noradrenergic and peptidergic innervation of the mouse femur bone marrow. Acta Histochem. 1996 Nov; 98(4):453-7.
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  36. Lorton D, Bellinger D, Duclos M, Felten SY, Felten DL. Application of 6-hydroxydopamine into the fatpads surrounding the draining lymph nodes exacerbates adjuvant-induced arthritis. J Neuroimmunol. 1996 Feb; 64(2):103-13.
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  37. Kruszewska B, Felten SY, Moynihan JA. Alterations in cytokine and antibody production following chemical sympathectomy in two strains of mice. J Immunol. 1995 Nov 15; 155(10):4613-20.
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  38. Romano TA, Felten SY, Olschowka JA, Felten DL. Noradrenergic and peptidergic innervation of lymphoid organs in the beluga, Delphinapterus leucas: an anatomical link between the nervous and immune systems. J Morphol. 1994 Sep; 221(3):243-59.
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  39. Felten SY, Felten DL. Neural-immune interactions. Prog Brain Res. 1994; 100:157-62.
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  40. Madden KS, Felten SY, Felten DL, Hardy CA, Livnat S. Sympathetic nervous system modulation of the immune system. II. Induction of lymphocyte proliferation and migration in vivo by chemical sympathectomy. J Neuroimmunol. 1994 Jan; 49(1-2):67-75.
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  41. Madden KS, Moynihan JA, Brenner GJ, Felten SY, Felten DL, Livnat S. Sympathetic nervous system modulation of the immune system. III. Alterations in T and B cell proliferation and differentiation in vitro following chemical sympathectomy. J Neuroimmunol. 1994 Jan; 49(1-2):77-87.
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  42. Madden KS, Ackerman KD, Livnat S, Felten SY, Felten DL. Neonatal sympathetic denervation alters development of natural killer (NK) cell activity in F344 rats. Brain Behav Immun. 1993 Dec; 7(4):344-51.
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  43. Bellinger DL, Lorton D, Hamill RW, Felten SY, Felten DL. Acetylcholinesterase staining and choline acetyltransferase activity in the young adult rat spleen: lack of evidence for cholinergic innervation. Brain Behav Immun. 1993 Sep; 7(3):191-204.
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  44. Breneman SM, Moynihan JA, Grota LJ, Felten DL, Felten SY. Splenic norepinephrine is decreased in MRL-lpr/lpr mice. Brain Behav Immun. 1993 Jun; 7(2):135-43.
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  45. Phelps CJ, Carlson SW, Vaccarella MY, Felten SY. Developmental assessment of hypothalamic tuberoinfundibular dopamine in prolactin-deficient dwarf mice. Endocrinology. 1993 Jun; 132(6):2715-22.
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  46. Felten DL, Felten SY, Bellinger DL, Lorton D. Noradrenergic and peptidergic innervation of secondary lymphoid organs: role in experimental rheumatoid arthritis. Eur J Clin Invest. 1992 Oct; 22 Suppl 1:37-41.
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  47. Bellinger DL, Ackerman KD, Felten SY, Felten DL. A longitudinal study of age-related loss of noradrenergic nerves and lymphoid cells in the rat spleen. Exp Neurol. 1992 Jun; 116(3):295-311.
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  48. Felten DL, Felten SY, Steece-Collier K, Date I, Clemens JA. Age-related decline in the dopaminergic nigrostriatal system: the oxidative hypothesis and protective strategies. Ann Neurol. 1992; 32 Suppl:S133-6.
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  49. Ackerman KD, Madden KS, Livnat S, Felten SY, Felten DL. Neonatal sympathetic denervation alters the development of in vitro spleen cell proliferation and differentiation. Brain Behav Immun. 1991 Sep; 5(3):235-61.
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  50. Date I, Felten SY, Felten DL. The nigrostriatal dopaminergic system in MPTP-treated mice shows more prominent recovery by syngeneic adrenal medullary graft than by allogeneic or xenogeneic graft. Brain Res. 1991 Apr 5; 545(1-2):191-8.
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  51. Date I, Notter MF, Felten SY, Felten DL. Stereotaxic injection of GD1a ganglioside induces limited recovery of striatal dopaminergic system in MPTP-treated aging mice. J Neurosci Res. 1991 Apr; 28(4):525-30.
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  52. Romano TA, Felten SY, Felten DL, Olschowka JA. Neuropeptide-Y innervation of the rat spleen: another potential immunomodulatory neuropeptide. Brain Behav Immun. 1991 Mar; 5(1):116-31.
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  53. Lorton D, Bellinger DL, Felten SY, Felten DL. Substance P innervation of spleen in rats: nerve fibers associate with lymphocytes and macrophages in specific compartments of the spleen. Brain Behav Immun. 1991 Mar; 5(1):29-40.
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  54. Lorton D, Bellinger DL, Felten SY, Felten DL. Substance P innervation of the rat thymus. Peptides. 1990 Nov-Dec; 11(6):1269-75.
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  55. Date I, Notter MF, Felten SY, Felten DL. MPTP-treated young mice but not aging mice show partial recovery of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system by stereotaxic injection of acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF). Brain Res. 1990 Aug 27; 526(1):156-60.
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  56. Date I, Felten DL, Felten SY. Long-term effect of MPTP in the mouse brain in relation to aging: neurochemical and immunocytochemical analysis. Brain Res. 1990 Jun 11; 519(1-2):266-76.
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  57. Ackerman KD, Felten SY, Dijkstra CD, Livnat S, Felten DL. Parallel development of noradrenergic innervation and cellular compartmentation in the rat spleen. Exp Neurol. 1989 Mar; 103(3):239-55.
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  58. Azzarelli B, Felten S, Muller J, Miyamoto R, Purvin V. Dopamine in paragangliomas of the glomus jugulare. Laryngoscope. 1988 May; 98(5):573-8.
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  59. Sladek CD, Devine MA, Felten SY, Aravich PF, Blair ML. Abnormalities in hypothalamic and neurohypophysial vasopressin content are not a consequence of hypertension in the spontaneously hypertensive rat. Brain Res. 1988 Mar 29; 445(1):39-46.
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  60. Felten SY, Felten DL, Bellinger DL, Carlson SL, Ackerman KD, Madden KS, Olschowka JA, Livnat S. Noradrenergic sympathetic innervation of lymphoid organs. Prog Allergy. 1988; 43:14-36.
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  61. Felten DL, Felten SY, Bellinger DL, Carlson SL, Ackerman KD, Madden KS, Olschowki JA, Livnat S. Noradrenergic sympathetic neural interactions with the immune system: structure and function. Immunol Rev. 1987 Dec; 100:225-60.
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  62. Stead RH, Tomioka M, Quinonez G, Simon GT, Felten SY, Bienenstock J. Intestinal mucosal mast cells in normal and nematode-infected rat intestines are in intimate contact with peptidergic nerves. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1987 May; 84(9):2975-9.
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  63. Felten DL, Ackerman KD, Wiegand SJ, Felten SY. Noradrenergic sympathetic innervation of the spleen: I. Nerve fibers associate with lymphocytes and macrophages in specific compartments of the splenic white pulp. J Neurosci Res. 1987; 18(1):28-36, 118-21.
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  64. Carlson SL, Felten DL, Livnat S, Felten SY. Noradrenergic sympathetic innervation of the spleen: V. Acute drug-induced depletion of lymphocytes in the target fields of innervation results in redistribution of noradrenergic fibers but maintenance of compartmentation. J Neurosci Res. 1987; 18(1):64-9, 130-1.
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  65. Ackerman KD, Felten SY, Bellinger DL, Felten DL. Noradrenergic sympathetic innervation of the spleen: III. Development of innervation in the rat spleen. J Neurosci Res. 1987; 18(1):49-54, 123-5.
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  66. Bellinger DL, Felten SY, Collier TJ, Felten DL. Noradrenergic sympathetic innervation of the spleen: IV. Morphometric analysis in adult and aged F344 rats. J Neurosci Res. 1987; 18(1):55-63, 126-9.
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  67. Felten SY, Olschowka J. Noradrenergic sympathetic innervation of the spleen: II. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-positive nerve terminals form synapticlike contacts on lymphocytes in the splenic white pulp. J Neurosci Res. 1987; 18(1):37-48.
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  68. Livnat S, Felten SY, Carlson SL, Bellinger DL, Felten DL. Involvement of peripheral and central catecholamine systems in neural-immune interactions. J Neuroimmunol. 1985 Nov; 10(1):5-30.
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  69. Felten DL, Felten SY, Carlson SL, Olschowka JA, Livnat S. Noradrenergic and peptidergic innervation of lymphoid tissue. J Immunol. 1985 Aug; 135(2 Suppl):755s-765s.
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  70. Felten DL, Livnat S, Felten SY, Carlson SL, Bellinger DL, Yeh P. Sympathetic innervation of lymph nodes in mice. Brain Res Bull. 1984 Dec; 13(6):693-9.
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  71. Felten DL, Rubin LR, Felten SY, Weyhenmeyer JA. Anatomical alterations in locus coeruleus neurons in the adult spontaneously hypertensive rat. Brain Res Bull. 1984 Sep; 13(3):433-6.
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  72. Felten SY, Weyhenmeyer JA, Felten DL. Norepinephrine and serotonin in central autonomic nuclei in the spontaneously hypertensive rat and two normotensive control rats. Brain Res Bull. 1984 Sep; 13(3):437-41.
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  73. Felten DL, Felten SY, Melman A. Noradrenergic innervation of the penis in control and streptozotocin-diabetic rats: evidence of autonomic neuropathy. Anat Rec. 1983 May; 206(1):49-59.
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  74. Barber MJ, Mueller TM, Henry DP, Felten SY, Zipes DP. Transmural myocardial infarction in the dog produces sympathectomy in noninfarcted myocardium. Circulation. 1983 Apr; 67(4):787-96.
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  75. Yount EA, Felten SY, O'Connor BL, Peterson RG, Powell RS, Yum MN, Harris RA. Comparison of the metabolic and toxic effects of 2-chloropropionate and dichloroacetate. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1982 Aug; 222(2):501-8.
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  76. Felten SY, Peterson RG, Shea PA, Besch HR, Felten DL. Effects of streptozotocin diabetes on the noradrenergic innervation of the rat heart: a longitudinal histofluorescence and neurochemical study. Brain Res Bull. 1982 Jun; 8(6):593-607.
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  77. Felten DL, Overhage JM, Felten SY, Schmedtje JF. Noradrenergic sympathetic innervation of lymphoid tissue in the rabbit appendix: further evidence for a link between the nervous and immune systems. Brain Res Bull. 1981 Nov; 7(5):595-612.
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