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The sequential changes in the histological pattern of anterior pituitary cytodifferentiation of the rat are described. The first labeled cells were ACTH positive and were detected in the pars tuberalis on postconceptual day 13. On day 14 ACTH cells also appeared in the ventral periphery of the pars distalis. On fetal day 15 the pars tuberalis anlage was(More)
We have previously demonstrated that pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) can be released from cultured rat anterior pituitary cells and when added to the medium in physiological concentration it releases LH from individual gonadotropes. In the present work, we studied whether the release of PACAP and the responsiveness of LH cells to(More)
The presence of pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) was previously demonstrated in the anterior pituitary by radioimmunoassay, immunohistochemistry, and reverse transcript-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). With the use of cell immunoblot assay (CIBA), when the pituitary cells were cultured on nitrocellulose membrane, the release of(More)
The effect of unilateral vagotomy on compensatory renal growth that follows unilateral nephrectomy was studied. Unilateral vagotomy inhibited the usual compensatory growth of the remaining kidney. Unilateral vagotomy did not effect kidney weight in animals with two kidneys. Data indicate that the vagus nerve is involved in the development of compensatory(More)
Primary cultures of dissociated cells were initiated from fetal mouse hypothalami and brain hemispheres, on the 13th and the 16th day of gestation (respectively 12-day and 15-day-old fetuses). After 10 days in vitro, the cultured cells were collected, pooled in an appropriate medium and thyroliberin (TRH) was assayed in the cell extracts using a specific(More)
The purpose of our study was to investigate the anatomical variations of the extrahepatic arterial structures of the liver with particular attention to rare variations and their potential impact on liver surgery. A total of 50 human abdominal organ complexes were used to prepare corrosion casts. A multicomponent resin mixture was injected into the abdominal(More)
In vivo and in vitro prolactin (PRL)-synthesizing and PRL-releasing activity of fetal (days 12-22) and early postnatal (days 1-10 after birth) rat pituitaries were studied by means of radioimmunoassay (RIA), reverse hemolytic plaque assay and immunocytochemistry. Using RIA, PRL could first be detected, both in the pituitary and in the serum, on day 17 of(More)
BACKGROUND Using fresh or formalin-embalmed cadavers has not been generally accepted for the purposes of teaching airway management. We investigated whether cadavers 'preserved according Thiel's embalming method' (PATEM) are suitable for the simulation of facemask ventilation and tracheal intubation by direct laryngoscopy. METHODS This observational(More)
Levels of thyroliberin (TRH) were measured by radioimmunoassay in the hypothalamus and in the extrahypothalamic brain tissue of rats from fetal day 12 up to day 47 of postnatal life. TRH was detectable as early as on day 12 of intrauterine life in both the hypothalamic primordia and the extrahypothalamic brain tissue. The increase of hypothalamic TRH(More)