Anna Waisman

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Recent work on captive flying squirrels has demonstrated a novel degree of flexibility in the use of different orientation cues. In the present study, we examine to what extent this flexibility is present in a free-ranging population of another tree squirrel species, the fox squirrel. We trained squirrels to a rewarded location within a square array of four(More)
We previously showed that injury by partial duct ligation (PDL) in adult mouse pancreas activates Neurogenin 3 (Ngn3)(+) progenitor cells that can differentiate to β cells ex vivo. Here we evaluate the role of Ngn3(+) cells in β cell expansion in situ. PDL not only induced doubling of the β cell volume but also increased the total number of islets. β cells(More)
Fox squirrels have an impressive ability to remember the location of stored food. In doing so, they combine information from landmarks of different types. We define a Bayesian model that indicates how an ideal observer would optimally integrate landmark cues, and fit this model to the decisions made by squirrels in a spatial memory task. The resulting model(More)
Pretreatment with 1 nM 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (1,25), or non-hypercalcemic Vitamin D analogs, upregulated the response of creatine kinase (CK) to 17beta-estradiol (30 nM E(2)), raloxifene (3000 nM RAL) or dihydrotestosterone (300 nM DHT) in primary human bone cells. Previously, we reported that these osteoblast-like cells responded to gonadal steroids(More)
  • N Schiffmann, Chavez K M Azdad, Bishop D P, Wetzelear P, Marescau B, Gall D +64 others
  • 2010
Homeostatic plasticity of striatal neurons intrinsic excitability following dopamine depletion. PLoS ONE 4(9): e6908. Effects of maternal alcohol consumption during breastfeeding on motor and cerebellar Purkinje cells behavior in mice. CALLEWAERT: Differential contribution of the Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransporter NKCC1 to chloride handling in rat embryonic(More)
We have compared the cell and tissue selective estrogenic and antiestrogenic activities of tamoxifen, raloxifene, ICI 164,384 and a permanently ionized derivative of tamoxifen--tamoxifen methiodide (TMI). This non-steroidal antiestrogen has limited ability to cross the blood brain barrier and is therefore less likely to cause the central nervous system(More)
The phenomenon of mutual annihilation of action between 17beta estradiol (E(2)) and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), previously described in prepubertal rat diaphysis, epiphysis and uterus, has been investigated in ROS 17/2.8 rat osteoblastic cells and in transiently co-transfected cells in culture. In ROS 17/2.8 cells, the estrogen-induced(More)
We have demonstrated previously that daily treatments for 3 days with the so-called "non-hypercalcemic" analogs of 1alpha,25 dihydroxy vitamin D in ROS 17/2.8 osteoblast-like cells, stimulate the specific activity of creatine kinase BB (CK), and that such treatment with these analogs followed by a single treatment with gonadal steroids, upregulates(More)
We have demonstrated previously that rat adipose tissue showed sex and depot-specific responses to gonadal steroids. The epididymal fat pad in males responded exclusively to androgens by increased specific activity of the brain type isozyme of creatine kinase (CK). In females, the parametrial adipose tissue responded exclusively to estrogens. The present(More)
We have reported that pretreatment with 1 alpha, 25(OH)2D3(1, 25) up-regulates responsiveness and sensitivity to 17 beta estradiol (E2) in osteoblast-like cells, as measured by parallel stimulation of [3H]thymidine incorporation into DNA and the specific activity of creatine kinase BB (CK). Increased responsiveness was correlated with increased E2 receptor(More)