Christine M. Sinclair

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Previous work showed that axotomy-induced deafferentation of the placode-derived visceral afferent neurons of the nodose ganglion altered their expression of some neuropeptides and tyrosine hydroxylase. The present studies were designed to selectively evaluate the loss of axonal transport on the numbers of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide, tyrosine(More)
A monoclonal antibody against chicken Thy-1 glycoprotein was utilised in an indirect binding assay and an immunohistochemical technique to investigate the developmental appearance of Thy-1 in the chicken nervous system. The largest increase of Thy-1 levels in chicken forebrain during embryonic development coincided with the major period of neuronal(More)
Visceral sensory neurons of the glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves are located in the petrosal and nodose ganglia, respectively. Our previous studies showed that peripheral axotomy which removes afferent input to visceral sensory perikarya decreased the number of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-immunoreactive (ir) neurons in the petrosal but not the(More)
A monoclonal antibody against chicken Thy-1 has been used to study the histochemical localisation of Thy-1 in chicken nervous and lymphoid tissues and to quantitate the relative amounts of Thy-1 in different brain subregions, subcellular fractions and non-neural tissues. An indirect ELISA using chicken brain membranes as a target established that the(More)
We have purified from chicken forebrain a membrane glycoprotein that is enriched in purified synaptic membranes and has an apparent mol.wt. of 22 800 in 15% sodium dodecyl sulphate/polyacrylamide gels. This molecule was compared with rat and human brain Thy-1 glycoproteins purified by the same procedure in order to determine whether it could be a homologue(More)
Peer Instruction (PI) is an evidence based pedagogy commonly used in undergraduate physics instruction. When asked questions designed to test conceptual understanding, it has been observed that the proportion of students choosing the correct answer increases following peer discussion; however, relatively little is known about what takes place during these(More)
The nodose ganglion contains placode-derived visceral sensory neurons of the vagus nerve. Previous study showed that axotomy-induced deafferentation reduced the number of tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive and increased the number of vasoactive intestinal peptide-immunoreactive neurons in the ganglion. The present study was conducted to determine whether(More)
While online students may wish to see their teacher on video, there may be practical, pedagogical, affective or political reasons for hesitating. Drawing on my own experiences of online teaching both on a Masters programme and a MOOC (EDCMOOC), the paper raises questions about approaches to teaching, misrepresentation, surveillance and teacher agency. I(More)