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R.J. Haines, R.S. Beard Jr., M.W. Wu. PTK6 Mediates TNFα Driven Intestinal Epithelial Barrier Dysfunction by Activation of Focal Adhesion Kinase. Poster presentation delivered at Digestive Disease Week 2016, San Diego, CA. Gastroenterology. 150(4):S961.

J.W. Sherwood, R.S. Beard Jr., C.S. Landon, J.B. Dean. Chronic Exposure to Elevated Ambient CO2 Influences the Orexinergic System in the Lateral Hypothalamus and Dorsocaudal Medulla. Poster presentation delivered at the Experimental Biology Conference 2016, San Diego, CA. FASEB J. 30(772.9).

R.S. Beard Jr., R.J. Haines, J.W. Overstreet, J.E. Meegan, M.H. Wu, S.Y. Yuan. Selective Activation of the PI3K/Akt Pathway With the Insulin Mimetic Demethylasterriquinone B1 Reverses Neuroinflammatory-Mediated Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in Mice. Poster presentation delivered at the American Heart Association-Scientific Sessions 2014, Chicago, IL. Circulation. 130(A20574-A20574).

C. Palmiotti, R.S. Beard Jr., A. Conway, F. Sinatra, S.Y. Yuan, S. Sundaram, A.K. Achyuta. Inflammatory Cell Trafficking Dynamics Across the Blood-Brain Barrier on a Novel Fluidic Platform. 2014 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

R.S. Beard Jr., K.Y. Wu, J.J. Reynolds, S.M. Davis, R.J. Haines, J.A. Elliott, M.H. Wu, S.Y. Yuan. Interleukin-1β-induced BBB dysfunction involves decreased claudin-5 protein expression and is dependent on non-muscle myosin light chain kinase. Poster presentation delivered at the Experimental Biology Conference 2013, Boston, MA. FASEB J. 27(896.10).

R.S. Beard Jr., J.N. Henry, T. Otamis-Price, N. Ercal, W.A. Banks, S.E. Bearden. Homocysteine disrupts NO metabolism in brain microvascular endothelial cells by an mGluR5-dependent mechanism. Poster presentation delivered at the Experimental Biology Conference 2011, Washington D.C. FASEB J. 25(820.11).

R. Wu, R.S. Beard Jr., X. Cui, J.A. Elliot, J. Guido, M.H. Wu, S.Y. Yuan. CD44-mediated Src signaling in endothelial barrier dysfunction. Experimental Biology Conference 2013, Boston, MA. FASEB J. 27(896.7).

B.C. Rhodehouse, J.N. Mayo, R.S. Beard Jr., C.H. Chen, S.E. Bearden. Blood-brain barrier leak precedes brain histopathology and cognitive impairment in mild hyperhomocysteinemia. Experimental Biology Conference 2013, Boston, MA. FASEB J. 27(709.11).

C.H. Chen, R.S. Beard Jr., S.E. Bearden. Homocysteine activates mGluR5- and PKC- dependent Cx43 phosphorylation at S368 and impairs proliferation of brain microvascular endothelial cells. Experimental Biology Conference 2011, Washington D.C. FASEB J. 25(636.1).

R.S. Beard Jr., S. E. Bearden. Homocysteine increases cerebral EC barrier permeability through the NMDA receptor in vitro and in vivo. Oral presentation delivered at the American Heart Association-Scientific Sessions 2010, Chicago, IL. Circulation. 122(16456).

R.S. Beard Jr., S.E. Bearden. Homocysteine Induces Phosphorylation of Y731 on VE-cadherin by Activating a Metabotropic-to-Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor Cascade. Poster presentation delivered at the American Heart Association-Scientific Sessions 2010, Chicago, IL. Circulation. 210(A16167).

C.H. Chen, R.S. Beard Jr., A.C. Straub, K.H. Heberlein, B.H. Isakson, S.E. Bearden. Homocysteine modulates the density and composition of myoendothelial junctions. American Heart Association-Scientific Sessions 2010, Chicago, IL. Circulation. 122(21).