A J Kuzirian

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Associative memory of the mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis, previously correlated with changes of specific K+ currents, protein phosphorylation, and increased synthesis of mRNA and specific proteins, is here shown to be accompanied by macroscopic alteration in the structure of a single identified neuron, the medial type B photoreceptor cell. Four to five(More)
The synaptic convergence of the eyes and the vestibular hair cells in the nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda has been shown previously to mediate the learning of simple visual-vestibular associations. The neurotransmitter mediating this interaction between the visual and vestibular organs was characterized. HPLC chromatography, confirmed by mass spectroscopic(More)
Type B photoreceptors of the nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis receive excitatory synaptic potentials (EPSPs) whose frequency is controlled by potential changes of a neighboring cell known as the S optic ganglion cell which is thought to be electrically coupled to the presynaptic source of these EPSPs, the E optic ganglion cell. The frequency of(More)
[3H]Agmatine (amino-4-guanidobutane) has been shown to be potentially useful for identifying and assessing the ACh sensitivity of specific neurons. Small cationic amines are able to permeate ACh-activated ion channels in sympathetic neurons and vertebrate endplates. Sensory neurons of the photic pathway in the nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis are(More)
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