Charles D. Barnes

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The present study revealed a consistent reduction of ventral root-induced recurrent inhibition of monosynaptic reflexes in both extensor (gastrocnemius-soleus) and flexor (common peroneal) motonuclei upon delivery of preconditioning stimuli to the locus coeruleus (LC) in decerebrate cats. The magnitudes of the LC-induced decrease in recurrent inhibition,(More)
Functional connectivity of the feline coerulospinal projection was delineated by utilizing the combined approaches of antidromic activation and electrical stimulation. We isolated 25 locus coeruleus (LC) neurons that were electrophysiologically identified and histologically verified and that could be driven by stimulating the spinal cord. Antidromicity of(More)
Beta-amyloid protein (A beta) fragments have been shown to be neurotoxic and/or enhance neuronal vulnerability when injected into the hippocampus. We investigated alterations in monoamine contents, including norepinephrine (NE), 5-HT and dopamine (DA) in the rat locus coeruleus (LC) one week following the injection of beta-amyloid peptide fragment 25-35(More)
The sleeping time of mice given pentobarbital was found to be significantly shortened by the injection of eserine or amphetamine. When both eserine and amphetamine were given with pentobarbital the sleeping time, though much shortened, was significantly longer than with the addition of amphetamine alone. Though possessing an analeptic effect of its own,(More)
The present studies were undertaken to determine if bilateral lesions of the fastigial nuclei of the cerebellum would impair the recovery and maintenance of mean arterial blood pressure during hypotension caused by hemorrhage or administration of endotoxin. We had shown previously that cerebellectomy would produce such an impairment, and the fastigial(More)
The present analysis describes the cellular mechanisms underlying the heightened membrane excitability of hindlimb flexor and extensor motoneurons upon stimulation of the locus coeruleus (LC) in unanesthetized, decerebrate cats. In a total of 73 cells, brief train stimuli to the LC at 50-300 microA intensity evoked one of 4 patterns of motoneuronal(More)
This article reviews evidence for a direct noradrenergic projection from the dorsolateral pontine tegmentum (DLPT) to spinal motoneurons. The existence of this direct pathway was first inferred by the observation that antidromically evoked responses occur in single cells in the locus coeruleus (LC), a region within the DLPT, following electrical stimulation(More)