Administrative Assistant, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
2011 – Present, Administrative Assistant, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Saint Louis University; 1999 – 2010, Senior Research Assistant, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University; 1981 – 1998, Senior Research Assistant, Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science, Saint Louis University.
Banks WA, Farr SS, Morley JE, Wolf KM, Geylis V, and Steinitz M. Anti-amyloid beta protein antibody passage across the blood-brain barrier in the SAMP8 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease: an age-related selective uptake with reversal of learning impairment. Experimental Neurology 206: 248-256, 2007.
Banks WA, Robinson SM, Wolf KM, Bess JW Jr, and Arthur LO. Binding, internalization, and membrane incorporation of human immunodeficiency virus-1 at the blood-brain barrier is differentially regulated. Neuroscience 128(1): 143-53, 2004. Banks WA, Wolf KM and Niehoff ML. Effects of chronic ethanol on brain and serum levels of methionine enkephalin. Peptides 24: 1935-1940, 2003.
Banks WA, Freed EO, Wolf KM, Robinson SM, Franko M, and Kumar VB. Transport of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 pseudoviruses across the blood-brain barrier: role of envelope proteins and adsorptive endocytosis. Journal of Virology 75: 4681-91, 2001.
Yum L, Wolf KM and Chiappinelli VA. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in separate brain regions exhibit different affinities for methyllycaconitine. Neuroscience 72: 545-55, 1996.
Zamudio F, Wolf KM, Martin BM, Possani LD, and Chiappinelli VA. Two novel alpha-neurotoxins isolated from the taipan snake, Oxyuranus scutellatus, exhibit reduced affinity for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in brain and skeletal muscle. Biochemistry 35: 7910-16,1996.
Weaver WR, Wolf KM and Chiappinelli VA. Functional heterogeneity of nicotinic receptors in the avian lateral spiriform nucleus detected with trimethaphan. Molecular Pharmacology 46: 993-1001, 1994 Chiappinelli VA, Wolf KM, Feng C, Yum L and McMahon LL. Different responses to opioids measured in terminals and somas of Edinger-Westphal neurons. Neuroscience 57: 425-32, 1993.
Chiappinelli VA, Wolf KM, Grant GA and Chen SJ. Kappa 2-bungarotoxin and kappa 3-bungarotoxin: two new neuronal nicotinic receptor antagonists isolated from the venom of Bungarus multicinctus.Brain Research 509:237-48,1990. Chiappinelli VA and Wolf KM. Kappa-neurotoxins: heterodimer formation between different neuronal nicotinic receptor antagonists. Biochemistry 28: 8543-7,1989.
Wolf KM, Carleglio A and Chiappinelli VA. Kappa-bungarotoxin: binding of a neuronal nicotinic receptor antagonist to chick optic lobe and skeletal muscle. Brain Research 439: 249-58, 1988.
Chiappinelli VA, Wolf KM, DeBin JA and Holt LL. Kappa-flavitoxin: isolation of a new neuronal nicotinic receptor antagonist that is structurally related to kappa-bungarotoxin. Brain Research 402: 21-9, 1987.
Shah GN, Wolf KM and Banks WA. Identification of leptin binding proteins in mouse brain microvessels: tentative identification of the leptin transporter at the blood-brain barrier. Presented at the Cerebral Vascular Biology International Conference, Sendai, Japan, June 2009
Chiappinelli VA, Wolf KM and Garcia-Ferrer JM. Function of central neuronal nicotinic receptors in chick embryos exposed to nicotine during synaptogenesis. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 22: 1268: 2996, 1996.
Chiappinelli VA and Wolf KM. Changes in central nicotinic receptors in chick embryos exposed to nicotine during synaptogenesis. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 21: 345, 1995.
Chiappinelli VA, McMahon LL, Wolf KM and Yum L. Three distinct nicotinic receptor-mediated responses recorded intracellularly in different regions of chick brain. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 19: 1533, 1993.
Chiappinelli VA, Wolf KM, Feng C and McMahon LL. Enkephalins produce different effects in cell bodies and nerve terminals of chick Edinger-Westphal neurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 18: 793,1992.
Chiappinelli VA, Wolf KM, Feng C and McMahon LL. Intracellular recording reveals different effects of leucine enkaphalin in cell bodies and nerve terminals of chick Edinger-Westphal neurons. Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science 33: 1109, 1992.
Chiappinelli, VA, Wolf KM, Grant GA and Chen S-J. Kappa-neurotoxins: establishment of a new family of snake venom neurotoxins that block neuronal nicotinic receptors. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 14: 1328, 1988.