D W R Hogg

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In response to low ambient oxygen levels the western painted turtle brain undergoes a large depression in metabolic rate which includes a decrease in neuronal action potential frequency. This involves the arrest of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) and α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid receptor (AMPAR) currents and paradoxically an(More)
Anoxia rapidly elicits hyper-excitability and cell death in mammal brain but this is not so in anoxia-tolerant turtle brain where spontaneous electrical activity is suppressed by anoxia (i.e. spike arrest; SA). In anoxic turtle brain extracellular GABA concentrations increase dramatically and impact GABAergic synaptic transmission in a way that results in(More)
Climate cooling over the past one hundred thousand years has resulted in seasonal ice cover at northern and southern latitudes that has selected for hypoxia and anoxia tolerance in some species, such as freshwater turtles. At the northern reaches of their range, North American freshwater turtles spend 4 months or more buried in the mud bottom of ice covered(More)
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