Cynthia Yim

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Dopamine has been shown to modulate responses of accumbens neurones to excitatory inputs from the amygdala. The demonstration that cholecystokinin (CCK) co-exists and appears to be co-released with dopamine in the accumbens suggests that the modulatory action of dopamine in the accumbens may in turn be modified by CCK. This possibility was investigated in(More)
Passive (ephaptic) transmembrane currents generated by antidromically evoked electrical fields were studied in CA1 hippocampal neurons of urethan-anesthetized rats. Recording was mostly from the stratum pyramidale where the fields have a maximum (negative) amplitude. The antidromic population spike was consistently smaller when recorded inside a noninvaded(More)
This study focused on the subacute renal lesions resulting from the infusion of stroma free hemoglobin (SFH), which remains under evaluation as a potential blood substitute despite limited renal toxicity observed in acute infusion. Four groups of rats received different doses of SFH (0.03, 0.48, 0.96, and 1.46 g, respectively) and were monitored, on(More)
The interaction of the cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) with dopamine (DA) and dopamine agonists on neurons in the nucleus accumbens was investigated using single unit recording and iontophoretic techniques in urethane-anaesthetized rats. Neurons in the nucleus accumbens were activated by single pulse stimulation of amygdala. Using seven-barrel(More)
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