Justin and Gabby’s paper on the impact of Toxoplasma gondii infection on inhibitory circuits is published in mBio

In collaboration with Dr. Ira Blader (SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine) and former Fox lab graduate student Dr. Justin Brooks, we recently discovered perturbations in inhibitory nerve terminals in the brains of mice infected with a type II strain of Toxoplasma gondii. Not only do we observe synaptic abnormalities in these mice, but the mice exhibit spontaneous seizures and higher susceptibility to drug-induced seizures.

http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/6/e01428-15

 

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