The Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology
Curriculum Vitæ for Brita Robertson
1992 - PhDDepartment of Anatomy, Karolinska Institutet. Thesis title: “TheNeuroanatomical Tracers Wheat Germ Agglutinin- and Choleragenoid-Horseradish Peroxidase in Primary Sensory Neurons”.
1988 - MSc Department of Anatomy, Karolinska Institutet . Thesis title: “Studies on the Neuroanatomical Tracers WGA-HRP and B-HRP Applied to Rat Sensory Neurons”.
Involved in research projects investigating the basal ganglia network organisation in the lamprey.
1. Grant G., Arvidsson J., Robertson B. and Ygge J. (1979) Transganglionic transport of horseradish peroxidase in primary sensory neurons. Neuroscience Letters 12:23-28.
2. Robertson B. and Aldskogius H. (1982) The use of anterogradely transported wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase to visualize cutaneous sensory nerve endings. Brain Research 240:327-330.
3. Robertson B., Grant G. and Björkeland M. (1983) Demonstration of spinocerebellar projections in the cat using anterograde transport of WGA-HRP, with some observations on spinomesencephalic and spinothalamic projections. Experimental Brain Research 52:99-104.
4. Robertson B. and Grant G. (1985) A comparison between WGA-HRP and choleragenoid-HRP as anterogradely transported markers in central branches of primary sensory neurones in the rat with some observations in the cat. Neuroscience 14:895-905.
5. Robertson B. and Arvidsson J. (1985) Transganglionic transport of wheat germ agglutinin-HRP and choleragenoid-HRP in rat trigeminal primary sensory neurons. Brain Research 348:44-51.
6. Robertson B., Hommer D. and Skirboll L.R. (1987) Electrophysiological evidence for a non-opioid interaction between dynorphin and GABA in the substantia nigra of the rat. Neuroscience 23: 483-490.
7. Robertson B. and Grant G. (1989) Immunocytochemical evidence for the localization of the GM1 ganglioside in carbonic anhydrase-containing and RT97-immunoreactive rat primary sensory neurons. J. Neurocytology 18:77-86.
8. Fried K., Arvidsson J., Robertson B., Brodin E. and Theodorsson E. (1989) Combined retrograde tracing and enzyme/immunohistochemistry of trigeminal ganglion cell bodies innervating tooth pulps. Neuroscience 33:101-109.
9. Robertson B. (1990) Wheat germ agglutinin binding in rat primary sensory neurons: a histochemical study. Histochemistry 94:81-85.
10. Robertson B., Perry M. J. and Lawson S. N. (1991) Populations of rat primary afferent neurons with choleragenoid binding compared with those labelled by markers for neurofilament and carbohydrate groups: a quantitative immunocytochemical study. J. Neurocytology 20:387-395.
11. Fried K., Arvidsson J., Robertson B. and Pfaller K. (1991) Anterograde horseradish peroxidase tracing and immunohistochemistry of trigeminal ganglion tooth pulp neurons after dental nerve lesions in the rat. Neuroscience 43:269-278.
12. Robertson B., Lindh B. and Aldskogius H. (1992) WGA-HRP and choleragenoid-HRP as anterogradely transported tracers in vagal visceral afferents and binding of WGA and choleragenoid to nodose ganglion neurons in rodents. Brain Research 590:207-212.
13. Wang H., Rivero-Melián C., Robertson B. and Grant G. (1994) Isolectin B4 from Griffonia simplicifolia I in rat primary sensory neurons: transganglionic transport to the spinal cord, and binding and co-localization in the dorsal root ganglion. Neuroscience, 62:539-551.
14. Foster E., Robertson B. and Fried K. (1994) trkB-like immunoreactivity in rat dorsal rot ganglia following sciatic nerve injury. Brain Res., 659:267-271.
15. Persson J.K.E., Lindh B., Elde R., Robertson B., Rivero-Melián C., Eriksson N.P., Hökfelt T. and Aldskogius H. (1995) The presence of different cytochemical cell markers in gracile nucleus projecting dorsal root ganglion cells in the rat revealed by retrograde transport of the binding subunit of cholera toxin. Exp.Brain Res., 105:331-344.
16. Kitao Y., Robertson B., Kudo M. and Grant G. (1996) Neurogenisis of rat lumbar dorsal root ganglion neurons including neurons projecting to the dorsal column nuclei. J. Comp. Neurol. 371:249-257.
17. Robertson B., Grant G. and Kristensson K. (1996) Characterization of neuronal interferon-gamma immunoreactive dorsal root ganglion cells and demonstration of immunoreactive fibres in the spinal cord of the rat. Primary Sensory Neuron, 1:221-230
18.Robertson B., Xu X.-J., Hao J.-X., Wiesenfeld-Hallin Z., Mhlanga J., Grant G. and Kristensson K. (1997) Interferon-g receptors in spinal nociceptive pathways: localization and role in modulation of neuropathic pain-related behaviors in mice. NeuroReport, 8:1311-1316.
19. Lundkvist G., Robertson B., Mhlanga J.D., Rotenberg M. and Kristenson K. (1998) Expression of an oscillating interferon-g receptor in the suprachiasmatic nuclei. NeuroReport 9:1059-1063.
20. Wang H., Robertson B. and Grant G. (1998) Anterograde transport of horseradish peroxidase conjugated isolectin B4 from Griffonia simplicifolia I in somatic and visceral primary sensory neurons in the rat. Brain Res. 811:34-39.
21.Vikman K., Robertson B., Grant G. and Kristensson K. (1998) Localization of the interferon-g receptor in the rat superficial spinal dorsal horn and lateral spinal nucleus. J. Neurocytol. 27:749-760.
22. Robertson B., Schulte G., Elde R. and Grant G. (1999) Effects of sciatic nerve injuries on d-opioid receptor and substance P immunoreactivity in the superficial dorsal horn of the rat. Eur. J. Pain, 3:115-129.
23. Lundkvist G.B., Andersson A., Robertson B., Rottenberg M.E. and Kristensson K. (1999) Light-dependent regulation and postnatal development of the interferon-g receptor in the rat supraschiasmatic nuclei. Brain Res., 849:231-234.
24. Kayalioglu G., Robertson B., Kristensson K. and Grant G. (1999) Nitric oxide synthase and interferon-g receptor immunoreactivities in relation to ascending spinal pathways to thalamus, hypothalamus, and the periaqueductal grey in the rat. Somatosensory and Motor Res., 16:280-290
25. Robertson B., Kong G.-Y., Peng Z.-C., Bentivoglio M. and Kristensson K. (2000) Interferon-g-responsive neuronal sites in the rat brain: receptor distribution and cell activation revealed by Fos protein induction. Brain Res. Bull., 52:61-74.
26. Mulenga C., Mhlanga J., Kristensson K. and Robertson B. (2001) Trypanosoma brucei brucei crosses the blood-brain barrier while tight junction proteins are preserved, in a chronic disease model. Neuropathol. Appl. Neurobiol., 27:1-10.
27. Kitao Y., Robertson B., Kudo M. and Grant G. (2002) Proliferation patterns of dorsal root ganglion neurons of cutaneous, muscle and visceral nerves in the rat. J. Neurocytol., 31, 765-776.
28. Vikman K.S., Hill R.H., Backström E., Robertson B., and Kristensson K.(2003) Interferon-g induces characteristics of central sensitization in spinal dorsal horn neurons in vitro. Pain, 106:241-251.
29. Aronsson F., Robertson B,, Ljunggren H.-G. and Kristensson K. (2003) Invasion and Persistence of the Neuroadapted Influenza Virus A/WSN/33 in the Mouse Olfactory System. J. Virol., 16:415-423.
30. Schulte G., Robertson B., Fredholm B. B., de Lander G., Shortland P., and Molander C. (2003) Distribution of antinociceptive adenosine A1 receptors in the spinal cord dorsal horn, and relationship to primary afferents and neuronal populations. Neuroscience, 121, 907-916.
31. Masocha W., Robertson B., Rottenberg M.E. , Mhlanga J., Sorokin L., and Kristensson K.(2004) Cerebral vessel laminins and IFN-γ define Trypanosoma brucei brucei penetration of the blood-brain barrier. J Clin Invest., 114:689-694.
32. Robertson B., Saitoh K, Ménard A, and Grillner S. (2006) Afferents of the Lamprey Optic Tectum with Special Reference to the GABAergic Input: a Combined Tracing and Immunohistochemical Study. J. Comp. Neurol., 499:106-119.
33. Robertson B, Auclair F, Ménard A., Grillner S. and Dubuc R. (2007)The GABA Distribution in Lamprey is Phylogenetically Conserved. J Comp. Neurol. 503:47-63.
34. Ericsson J, Robertson B and Wikström MA (2007) A lamprey striatal brain slice preparation for patch-clamp recordings. J Neurosci. Meth. 165: 251-256.
35. Grillner S, Wallén P, Kazuya S, Kozlov A, and Robertson B (2007) Neural Bases of Goal-Directed Locomotion in Vertebrates – an Overview. Brain Res Review 57:2-12.
36. Wallén P, Robertson , Cangiano L, Löw P, Bhattacharjee A, Kazmarek LK and Grillner S (2007) Sodium-dependent potassium channels of a Slack-like subtype contribute to the slow afterhyperpolarization in lamprey spinal neurons. J Physiol 585:75-90.
37. Jones MR, Grillner S and Robertson B (2009) Selective projection pattern from subtypes of retinal ganglion cells to tectum and pretectum: Distribution and relation to behavior. J Comp Neurol. 517:257-275.
38. Saitoh K, Robertson B and Grillner S Episodic and rhythmic motor commands released from the optic tectum in lamprey. Manucript.
1. Robertson B. (1988) Studies on the neuroanatomical tracers WGA-HRP and B-HRP applied to rat primary sensory neurones. Lic. Med. Sci. thesis.
2. Skirboll L., Thor K., Helke C., Hökfelt T., Robertson B. and Long R.(1989) Use of retrogradely fluorescent tracers in combination with immunohistochemical methods. In: “Neuroanatomical Tract Tracing Methods II: recent progress”. Eds. L. Heimer and L. Zaborszky. Plenum Press.
3. Robertson, B. (1992) The neuroanatomical tracers wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase and choleragenoid-horseradish peroxidase in primary sensory neurons. PhD thesis.
4. Grant G. and Robertson B. (2003) Primary afferent projections to the spinal cord. In: “The Rat Nervous System”. Ed. G. Paxinos. Academic Press.
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