David John Bailey

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The perception of song is vital to the reproductive success of both male and female songbirds. Several neural structures underlying this perception have been identified by examining expression of immediate early genes (IEGs) following the presentation of conspecific or heterospecific song. In the few avian species investigated, areas outside of the circuit(More)
The brains of adult zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) are tuned to the songs of conspecifics. In adult males, the caudomedial neostriatum (NCM) responds to zebra finch song, and in adult females the NCM and hippocampus (HP) are active following exposure to zebra finch song more than other auditory stimuli. The caudal hyperstriatum ventrale (cHV) in both(More)
In this study, the role of mRNA synthesis in the amygdala was studied during the acquisition of conditional fear. Rats with cannulas placed in the basolateral region of the amygdala were trained with a series of noise-shock pairings in a distinctive observation chamber. One half of the rats were pretreated with the mRNA synthesis inhibitor actinomycin-D(More)
Benzodiazepine pharmacology has led to greater insight into the neural mechanisms underlying learning and anxiety. The synthesis of new compounds capable of modulating responses produced by these receptors has been made possible by the development of an isoform model of the GABA(A)/benzodiazepine receptor complex. In the current experiment, rats were(More)
1. Freshly harvested smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells isolated from the rabbit aorta were perfused (0.5 ml min-1) and stimulated twice by an increase of flow rate (3.0 ml min-1) in order to compare their ability to release adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP). 2. In smooth muscle cells, the basal release of ATP (0.0265 +/- 0.0033 pmol ml-1 per 10(6)(More)
Male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) begin to sing around 45 days posthatch (d45) and tune their songs to match learned templates. Females never develop song, but they use male conspecific vocalizations for mate choice. While auditory perception is critical for both sexes, the responses of the immediate early genes (IEGs) ZENK and FOS differ in auditory(More)
Pregnancy is not contraindicated in renal transplant recipients with stable renal function, and a successful and healthy obstetric outcome can be expected in 95% of such cases. The incidence of both maternal and fetal complications is related to the degree of graft dysfunction and/or hypertension prior to pregnancy. Poorer prognosis is associated with(More)
Ecto-nucleotidase activity was studied on primary cultures of guinea-pig vas deferens smooth muscle cells by measuring the inorganic phosphate (Pi) production using ATP as a substrate. The ecto-nucleotidase was insensitive to ouabain, oligomycin, sodium azide, p-nitrophenyl phosphate and B-glycerophosphate. Enzyme activity was highly dependent on either(More)
Songbirds demonstrate song- and spatial-learning, forms of memory that appear distinct in formal characteristics and fitting the descriptions and criteria of procedural and episodic-like memory function, respectively. As in other vertebrates, the neural pathways underlying these forms of memory may also be dissociable, and include the corresponding song(More)
We have demonstrated that atrial natriuretic peptide-like immunoreactivity is stored and secreted by ventricular and atrial myocytes in dissociated cell culture preparations from the heart of newborn rat. Culture preparations were maintained in either foetal calf serum-supplemented medium 199 or in hormone-supplemented, serum-free medium 199. The presence(More)