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Social comparisons and quality of life following a prostate cancer diagnosis.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 May-Jun;36(3):350-363. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

c Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , Maryland , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2017.1417950DOI Listing
August 2019

Silencing of TGFβ signalling in microglia results in impaired homeostasis.

Nat Commun 2018 10 1;9(1):4011. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, 79104, Freiburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06224-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6167353PMC
October 2018

Histone Deacetylases 1 and 2 Regulate Microglia Function during Development, Homeostasis, and Neurodegeneration in a Context-Dependent Manner.

Immunity 2018 03 13;48(3):514-529.e6. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

Institute of Neuropathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg 79106, Germany; BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, University of Freiburg, Freiburg 79104, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2018.02.016DOI Listing
March 2018

Early Microglia Activation Precedes Photoreceptor Degeneration in a Mouse Model of CNGB1-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Front Immunol 2017 5;8:1930. Epub 2018 Jan 5.

Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich CiPSM and Department of Pharmacy, Center for Drug Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.01930DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5760536PMC
January 2018

Type I interferon pathway in CNS homeostasis and neurological disorders.

Glia 2017 09 18;65(9):1397-1406. Epub 2017 May 18.

Institute of Neuropathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/glia.23154DOI Listing
September 2017

Altered microglia morphology and higher resilience to stress-induced depression-like behavior in CX3CR1-deficient mice.

Brain Behav Immun 2016 07 11;55:126-137. Epub 2015 Nov 11.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; Department for Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Netherlands. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2015.11.008DOI Listing
July 2016

CatacLysMic specificity when targeting myeloid cells?

Eur J Immunol 2016 06 19;46(6):1340-2. Epub 2016 May 19.

Institute of Neuropathology, Freiburg University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eji.201646437DOI Listing
June 2016

Small-conductance Ca2+-activated potassium type 2 channels regulate the formation of contextual fear memory.

PLoS One 2015 4;10(5):e0127264. Epub 2015 May 4.

Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America; Institute for Neuropathology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4418695PMC
April 2016

Fine-tuning of type I IFN-signaling in microglia--implications for homeostasis, CNS autoimmunity and interferonopathies.

Curr Opin Neurobiol 2016 Feb 20;36:38-42. Epub 2015 Sep 20.

Institute of Neuropathology, University of Freiburg, Germany; BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2015.09.003DOI Listing
February 2016

The Health Effects of Masculine Self-Esteem Following Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer Among Gay Men.

LGBT Health 2016 02 24;3(1):49-56. Epub 2015 Dec 24.

6 Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital , Bedford, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2015.0090DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4770849PMC
February 2016

Genetic Cell Ablation Reveals Clusters of Local Self-Renewing Microglia in the Mammalian Central Nervous System.

Immunity 2015 Jul 7;43(1):92-106. Epub 2015 Jul 7.

Institute for Molecular Medicine, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Str. 67, 55131 Mainz, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2015.06.012DOI Listing
July 2015

Parent adaptation and family functioning in relation to narratives of children with chronic illness.

J Pediatr Nurs 2014 Jan-Feb;29(1):58-64. Epub 2013 Aug 21.

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2013.07.004DOI Listing
April 2015

Assessing quality of life in young adult cancer survivors: development of the Survivorship-Related Quality of Life scale.

Qual Life Res 2014 Oct 13;23(8):2213-24. Epub 2014 Apr 13.

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-014-0682-zDOI Listing
October 2014

NF-κB signaling regulates myelination in the CNS.

Front Mol Neurosci 2014 26;7:47. Epub 2014 May 26.

Institute of Neuropathology, University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany ; BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnmol.2014.00047DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4033361PMC
June 2014

Microglia fuel the learning brain.

Trends Immunol 2014 Apr 11;35(4):139-40. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Institute of Neuropathology, University of Freiburg, Breisacher Straße 64, 79106 Freiburg, Germany; BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.it.2014.02.005DOI Listing
April 2014

Emotional approach coping: gender differences on psychological adjustment in young to middle-aged cancer survivors.

Psychol Health 2013 7;28(8):874-94. Epub 2013 Feb 7.

Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2012.762979DOI Listing
September 2013

Cognitive and emotional aspects of fear of recurrence: predictors and relations with adjustment in young to middle-aged cancer survivors.

Psychooncology 2013 Jul 12;22(7):1630-8. Epub 2012 Oct 12.

Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-1020, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.3195DOI Listing
July 2013

Microglia as modulators of cognition and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Glia 2013 Jan 27;61(1):62-70. Epub 2012 Jun 27.

Department of Neuropathology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/glia.22372
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January 2013

The relationship of coping strategies, social support, and attachment style with posttraumatic growth in cancer survivors.

J Health Psychol 2012 Oct 17;17(7):1033-40. Epub 2012 Jan 17.

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-2058, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105311429203DOI Listing
October 2012

Associations of positive and negative life changes with well-being in young and middle-aged adult cancer survivors.

Psychol Health 2012 7;27(4):412-29. Epub 2011 Jul 7.

Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2011.586033DOI Listing
September 2012

c-Jun N-terminal kinases in memory and synaptic plasticity.

Rev Neurosci 2011 24;22(4):403-10. Epub 2011 May 24.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, 651 Ilalo St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/RNS.2011.032DOI Listing
November 2011

Illness centrality, disclosure, and well-being in younger and middle-aged adult cancer survivors.

Br J Health Psychol 2011 Nov 4;16(4):880-9. Epub 2011 May 4.

Psychology Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8287.2011.02024.xDOI Listing
November 2011

Hippocampal c-Jun-N-terminal kinases serve as negative regulators of associative learning.

J Neurosci 2010 Oct;30(40):13348-61

Specialized Neuroscience Research Program, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3492-10.2010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3842488PMC
October 2010

Cancer from both sides now: combining personal and research perspectives on survivorship.

Authors:
Thomas O Blank

J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov;24 Suppl 2:S425-8

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, Unit 2058, Storrs, CT 06269-2058, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-009-1018-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763151PMC
November 2009

Self-identity after cancer: "survivor", "victim", "patient", and "person with cancer".

J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov;24 Suppl 2:S430-5

Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-009-0993-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763169PMC
November 2009

The central nucleus of the amygdala and corticotropin-releasing factor: insights into contextual fear memory.

J Neurosci 2009 Jun;29(22):7379-88

Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0740-09.2009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2771694PMC
June 2009

Future perspectives on the treatment issues associated with cancer and aging.

Cancer 2008 Dec;113(12 Suppl):3512-8

Global Outcomes Research, Pfizer, Inc., New London, Connecticut 06320, USA.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/cncr.23940
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.23940DOI Listing
December 2008

TNF-alpha-mediates neuroprotection against glutamate-induced excitotoxicity via NF-kappaB-dependent up-regulation of K2.2 channels.

J Neurochem 2008 Nov 24;107(4):1158-67. Epub 2008 Sep 24.

Department of Molecular Neurobiology, University of Groningen, Haren, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-4159.2008.05701.xDOI Listing
November 2008

Positive and negative health behavior changes in cancer survivors: a stress and coping perspective.

J Health Psychol 2008 Nov;13(8):1198-206

Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105308095978DOI Listing
November 2008

Meaning making and psychological adjustment following cancer: the mediating roles of growth, life meaning, and restored just-world beliefs.

J Consult Clin Psychol 2008 Oct;76(5):863-75

Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0013348DOI Listing
October 2008

Identification and characterization of a novel, shorter isoform of the small conductance Ca2+ -activated K+ channel SK2.

J Neurochem 2008 Sep 9;106(6):2312-21. Epub 2008 Jul 9.

Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-4159.2008.05557.xDOI Listing
September 2008

A gerontologic perspective on cancer and aging.

Cancer 2008 Jun;112(11 Suppl):2569-76

Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.23444DOI Listing
June 2008

Deconstructing spiritual well-being: existential well-being and HRQOL in cancer survivors.

Psychooncology 2008 Feb;17(2):161-9

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.1197DOI Listing
February 2008

Transcriptional regulation of intronic calcium-activated potassium channel SK2 promoters by nuclear factor-kappa B and glucocorticoids.

Mol Cell Biochem 2007 Jun 30;300(1-2):9-17. Epub 2007 Mar 30.

Department of Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Goettingen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11010-006-9320-6DOI Listing
June 2007

Cancer-related identity and positive affect in survivors of prostate cancer.

J Cancer Surviv 2007 Mar;1(1):44-8

The Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 404, MSC 8336, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11764-007-0005-2
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11764-007-0005-2DOI Listing
March 2007

Understanding treatment decision making: contexts, commonalities, complexities, and challenges.

Ann Behav Med 2006 Dec;32(3):211-7

Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-2058, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15324796abm3203_6DOI Listing
December 2006

Social comparison processes in autobiographies of adult cancer survivors.

J Health Psychol 2006 Sep;11(5):777-86

National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105306066637DOI Listing
September 2006

After prostate cancer: predictors of well-being among long-term prostate cancer survivors.

Cancer 2006 May;106(10):2128-35

Human Development and Family Studies, School of Family Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-2058, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.21865DOI Listing
May 2006

Predicting posttraumatic growth in breast cancer survivors.

Health Psychol 2006 Jan;25(1):47-56

School of Family Studies.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.25.1.47DOI Listing
January 2006

Gay men and prostate cancer: invisible diversity.

Authors:
Thomas O Blank

J Clin Oncol 2005 Apr;23(12):2593-6

School of Family Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA.

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http://www.jco.org/cgi/doi/10.1200/JCO.2005.00.968
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April 2005

Small conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channels as targets of CNS drug development.

Curr Drug Targets CNS Neurol Disord 2004 Jun;3(3):161-7

Department of Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, D-37075 Goettingen, Germany.

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June 2004

Molecular determinants mediating effects of acute stress on hippocampus-dependent synaptic plasticity and learning.

Mol Neurobiol 2004 Apr;29(2):131-8

Department of Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, D-37075 Goettingen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1385/MN:29:2:131DOI Listing
April 2004

Small-conductance, Ca2+-activated K+ channel SK3 generates age-related memory and LTP deficits.

Nat Neurosci 2003 Sep;6(9):911-2

Department of Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, D-37075 Goettingen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn1101DOI Listing
September 2003

The corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1 antagonist CP-154,526 reverses stress-induced learning deficits in mice.

Behav Brain Res 2003 Jan;138(2):207-13

Department of Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Hermann-Rein-Street 3, D-37075 Goettingen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0166-4328(02)00244-9DOI Listing
January 2003

Priming of long-term potentiation in mouse hippocampus by corticotropin-releasing factor and acute stress: implications for hippocampus-dependent learning.

J Neurosci 2002 May;22(9):3788-94

Department of Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Max-Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, D-37075 Goettingen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/20026289DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6758360PMC
May 2002

In vivo CREB phosphorylation mediated by dopamine and NMDA receptor activation in mouse hippocampus and caudate nucleus.

Brain Res Gene Expr Patterns 2002 Jan;1(2):101-6

Department of Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Hermann-Rein-Strasse 3, D-37075 Goettingen, Germany.

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January 2002

Dodecaindane (tBu Si) In -A Compound with an In Deltapolyhedron Framework.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 1999 Mar;38(6):839-841

Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität, Meiserstrasse 1, D-80333 München (Germany), Fax: (+49) 89-5902-578.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1521-3773(19990315)38:6<839::AID-ANIE839>3.0.CO;2-BDOI Listing
March 1999