Cheryl L Chernicky

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Specific binding of [125I]angiotensin II [(125I]Ang II) to sections of dog brain was determined by in vitro receptor autoradiography. Highly discrete, dark images representing specific binding of [125I]Ang II were observed in areas corresponding to the nucleus of the solitary tract, dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus, area postrema, ventrolateral medulla,(More)
The concentrations of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity, norepinephrine, and serotonin were measured in microdissected regions of the dog's brainstem and spinal cord. In addition, we determined the in vitro metabolism of 125I-angiotensin I (Ang I) in homogenates of the same brain punch regions. High ACE-specific activity was found in the(More)
The distribution of catecholamine-containing neurons, fibers, and varicosities in the brainstem of both adult and juvenile dogs was mapped in detail with glyoxylic acid histofluorescence. Four separate groups of catecholamine-fluorescent neurons were identified within the canine medulla and pons in locations comparable to the A1, A2, A5, and A6 regions(More)
The cellular morphology of the dog's area postrema (AP) was demonstrated with the Golgi-Cox technique. Golgi preparations suggested division of the canine AP into three regions: a periventricular mantle zone, a central region, and a junctional zone adjacent to the nucleus tractus solitarii. The distinctive feature of the dog's AP was arrays of(More)
Dynorphins, glutamate, and glutamate-sensitive N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptors exist in the mammalian cochlea. Dynorphins produce neural excitation and excitotoxic effects in the spinal cord through a kappa-opioid facilitation of NMDA receptor-sensitivity to glutamate. The kappa-opioid receptor drug agonists N-dimethylallyl-normetazocine(More)
To further elucidate the role of the preoptic-hypothalamic region in fluid and electrolyte balance we studied the effect of surgical preoptic-hypothalamic disconnection using either a large (preoptic-hypothalamic disconnection) or a small (medial preoptic-hypothalamic disconnection) microknife. Both the large and small cuts seemed to transect the posterior(More)
The afferent and efferent projections of the carotid sinus nerve were examined within the medulla of the dog with axonal transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP), and compared with the projections of the glossopharyngeal nerve. The carotid sinus nerve was identified electrophysiologically prior to injection of tracer. Carotid sinus nerve afferent fibers(More)
The anteroventral third ventricle (AV3V) region plays an important role in fluid and electrolyte balance and cardiovascular control in the rat; however, experiments in other species have raised questions about the universality of findings in the rat. The effects of discrete lesions placed within the AV3V area on hydromineral balance, the pressor response to(More)
The distribution within the brain stem of the afferent projections of the cervical vagus and the nodose ganglion was studied with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and HRP-wheat germ agglutinin conjugate. Two to eight days after application of tracer into the cervical vagosympathetic trunk or the nodose ganglion the brain stems and ganglia were perfused and(More)
The distribution within the brainstem of cell bodies and efferent fibers projecting in the cervical vagus was studied with retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP). Five to eight days after multiple microinjections of HRP into either the cervical vagosympathetic trunk or the nodose ganglion the brainstems and nodose ganglia were perfused and(More)
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