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Journal features Jean Harry article

By Robin Arnette
August 2011

Jean Harry, Ph.D.

Harry is principal investigator on the new study, leading a team of scientist from NIEHS and a former group member who is now with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

In a new initiative to promote innovative research conducted in neuroscience, behavioral studies, and immunology, the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity will issue a press release that highlights an article by Jean Harry, Ph.D.(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/ntp/nt/index.cfm) The article, titled “Voluntary exercise protects hippocampal neurons from trimethyltin injury: Possible role of interleukin-6 to modulate tumor necrosis factor receptor-mediated neurotoxicity,” appeared online in the journal on March 22. Harry's paper is the first article from the journal to receive targeted publicity, which corresponds with the August print issue of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

Harry is a principal investigator in the Laboratory of Toxicology and Pharmacology Neurotoxicology Group(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/ltp/nt/staff.cfm). Her findings suggest that interleukin-6, an anti-inflammatory factor, plays a dual role in the prevention of damage and associated seizures, as well as in promoting repair after brain injury. For more on this exciting work, see an overview(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2011/may/science-exercise/index.cfm) of the research from the May issue of the Environmental Factor.

Founded in 1987, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity(http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622800/description) Exit NIEHS is the official journal of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. It is an international, interdisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed basic, experimental, and clinical studies dealing with behavioral, neural, endocrine, and immune system interactions in humans and animals.

Citation: Funk JA, Gohlke J, Kraft AD, McPherson CA, Collins JB, Harry GJ. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159111000808) Exit NIEHS 2011. Voluntary exercise protects hippocampal neurons from trimethyltin injury: Possible role of interleukin-6 to modulate tumor necrosis factor receptor-mediated neurotoxicity. Brain Behav Immun; 25(6):1063-1077.



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