Curt M. Mack

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Urethane is a standard anesthetic utilized for in vivo recordings in the hippocampus. In studies of long-term potentiation (LTP), the measure of interest is the response amplitude minutes to hours following train delivery. In the absence of experimental treatment, we have consistently observed upward drift in the amplitude of the population spike (PS) and(More)
The successful re-introduction of grey wolves to the western United States is an impressive accomplishment for conservation science. However, the degree to which subpopulations are genetically structured and connected, along with the preservation of genetic variation, is an important concern for the continued viability of the metapopulation. We analysed DNA(More)
Antagonism of NMDA-mediated transmission by MK-801 has been shown to block long-term potentiation (LTP) in vitro and delay electrical kindling of the amygdala. The present experiment sought to examine the relationship between synaptic potentiation of the perforant path-granule cell synapse and development of perforant path kindling. MK-801 (0.1 and 1.0(More)
Chronic developmental lead (Pb) exposure has been long associated with cognitive dysfunction in children and animals. In an attempt to more directly relate the behavioral observations of impaired cognitive ability to Pb-induced effects on neuronal activity, we utilized the long-term potentiation (LTP) model of neural plasticity to assess synaptic function.(More)
The pyrethroid insecticides have been divided into two classes on the basis of their biochemical actions and behavioral indices of toxicity. Both types of pyrethroids have effects on sodium conductance, and Type II pyrethroids have been reported to antagonize gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) by interacting with the t-butyl-bicyclophosphorothionate(More)
Voltage-sensitive calcium (VSC) channels may contribute to epileptogenesis. A systematic examination of the anticonvulsant efficacy of different classes of VSC channel inhibitors, however, is lacking in chronic seizure models. The present study evaluated representatives from three different classes of VSC channel inhibitors for their protection against(More)
Previous work has demonstrated an increase in the threshold for induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) in the dentate gyrus of animals chronically exposed to lead (Pb) from birth (Gilbert et al., 1996). The present study sought to extend these findings by evaluating the developmental periods critical for Pb-induced impairment of LTP. Rats were exposed to(More)
Developmental exposure to lead (Pb) has long been associated with reductions in intellectual function in children and behavioral impairments in animal models of learning and memory. We have used long-term potentiation (LTP) in the dentate gyrus of the Pb-exposed rats to determine the potential of a reduced capacity for synaptic plasticity to contribute to(More)
The day care program at St. Camillus Nursing Home in Syracuse, New York is described. The growth rate of the program,, the observed benefits to the participants, and acceptance by their family members indicate its value to the community. The admission criteria are well defined and non-restrictive, and there is a wide scope of services. However, a greater(More)