David K. Selig

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Synaptic vesicles are coated by synapsins, phosphoproteins that account for 9% of the vesicle protein. To analyse the functions of these proteins, we have studied knockout mice lacking either synapsin I, synapsin II, or both. Mice lacking synapsins are viable and fertile with no gross anatomical abnormalities, but experience seizures with a frequency(More)
Long-term potentiation (LTP) is an extensively studied model of synaptic plasticity, in part because it is a plausible biological correlate for the Hebbian synaptic modification that forms the basis for theoretical models of neural development, learning, and memory. Although these models must incorporate algorithms that constrain synaptic weight changes,(More)
Endosomes are essential to dendritic and synaptic function in sorting membrane proteins for degradation or recycling, yet little is known about their locations near synapses. Here, serial electron microscopy was used to ascertain the morphology and distribution of all membranous intracellular compartments in distal dendrites of hippocampal CA1 pyramidal(More)
While the mechanisms responsible for LTP and LTD of excitatory synaptic responses mediated by AMPA receptors (AMPARs) have been extensively characterized, much less is known about the regulation of NMDA receptors (NMDARs) by synaptic activity. In hippocampal CA1 cells, prolonged low frequency afferent stimulation depresses synaptic responses mediated by(More)
1. We examined the effects of the metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) antagonist alpha-methyl-4-carboxyphenylglycine (MCPG) on the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) long-term depression (LTD), and depotentiation in CA1 hippocampal neurons using extracellular recording techniques. 2. MCPG (500 microM) strongly antagonized the presynaptic(More)
Hippocampal cells often fire prolonged bursts of action potentials, resulting in dynamic modulation of postsynaptic responses; yet long-term potentiation (LTP) has routinely been studied using only single presynaptic stimuli given at low frequency. Recent work on neocortical synapses has suggested that LTP may cause a "redistribution of synaptic strength"(More)
Controversy subsists about interpretations of "delayed cholinergic blanch" in atopic dermatitis. A physical approach of this vasomotor phenomenon using infrared and cholesteric thermography and direct recording of skin temperature shows that the delayed blanch is hyperthermic and cannot be the effect of a paradoxal cholinergic vasoconstriction. In the light(More)
Mobile TV is already available for several years. The provided quality is generally attractive but of course, data transfer is not always optimal. It can be subject to disturbances such as fading, noise or interference that are responsible for temporary quality decreases. In Europe, the common way of realising mobile broadcasting is the implementation of(More)
The first case of allergy due to para-tertiary-butylphenol formaldehyde resins (PTBP resins) were found in 1958 in the shoe-making industry. These resins are found in certain neoprene adhesives. PTBP resin hypersensitivity may be due either to the para-tertiary-butylphenol, to the resin itself or less frequently to the formaldehyde. These resins may cause(More)