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Articles by Emir Malovic in JoVE
Rapid and Refined CD11b Magnetic Isolation of Primary Microglia with Enhanced Purity and Versatility Souvarish Sarkar*1, Emir Malovic*1, Brandon Plante1, Gary Zenitsky1, Huajun Jin1, Vellareddy Anantharam1, Arthi Kanthasamy1, Anumantha G. Kanthasamy1 1Biomedical Sciences & Iowa Center for Advanced Neurotoxicology, Iowa State University Here, we present a protocol to isolate microglia from postnatal mouse pups (day 1) for in vitro experimentation. This improvised method of isolation generates both high yield and purity, a significant advantage over alternate methods that allows broad range experimentation for the purposes of elucidating microglial biology.
Other articles by Emir Malovic on PubMed
Off-Target Drug Effects Resulting in Altered Gene Expression Events with Epigenetic and "Quasi-Epigenetic" Origins Pharmacological Research. 05, 2016 | Pubmed ID: 27025785 This review synthesizes examples of pharmacological agents who have off-target effects of an epigenetic nature. We expand upon the paradigm of epigenetics to include "quasi-epigenetic" mechanisms. Quasi-epigenetics includes mechanisms of drugs acting upstream of epigenetic machinery or may themselves impact transcription factor regulation on a more global scale. We explore these avenues with four examples of conventional pharmaceuticals and their unintended, but not necessarily adverse, biological effects. The quasi-epigenetic drugs identified in this review include the use of beta-lactam antibiotics to alter glutamate receptor activity and the action of cyclosporine on multiple transcription factors. In addition, we report on more canonical epigenome changes associated with pharmacological agents such as lithium impacting autophagy of aberrant proteins, and opioid drugs whose chronic use increases the expression of genes associated with addictive phenotypes. By expanding our appreciation of transcriptomic regulation and the effects these drugs have on the epigenome, it is possible to enhance therapeutic applications by exploiting off-target effects and even repurposing established pharmaceuticals. That is, exploration of "pharmacoepigenetic" mechanisms can expand the breadth of the useful activity of a drug beyond the traditional drug targets such as receptors and enzymes.