Edward Lieberman

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Glutamate, previously demonstrated to participate in regulation of the resting membrane potential in skeletal muscles, also regulates non-quantal acetylcholine (ACh) secretion from rat motor nerve endings. Non-quantal ACh secretion was estimated by the amplitude of endplate hyperpolarization (H-effect) following blockade of skeletal muscle post-synaptic(More)
An evaluation of electron micrographs of stimulated nerve fibers used to investigate the effect of action potential generation on the structure-function relationship between axons and its associated glial cells revealed that what was at first thought to be stimulation-induced damage to the glia was, in fact, limited to volume expansion and disaggregation of(More)
This study investigated the effects of the following adenosine agonists: 5;-ethylcarboxamidoadenosine (NECA), N6-cyclopentyadenosine (CPA) 2-[p-(2-carboxyethyl)]phenylamino-5;N-ethylcarboxamidoadenosine (CGS-21680), and 2-chloroadenosine (CAD) and its antagonist, 4-(2-[7-amino-2-[2-furyl]]1,2,4-triazolo[2,3-a][1,3,5]triazin-5-ylamino]ethyl)phenol(More)
Glutaminase of crayfish axons is believed to participate in recycling of axon-glia signaling agent(s). We measured the activity and properties of glutaminase in crude homogenates of crayfish CNS, using ion exchange chromatography to separate radiolabeled product from substrate. Crayfish glutaminase activity is cytoplasmic and/or weakly bound to membranes(More)
High-frequency stimulation (100 Hz) of isolated giant axons of the small squid Alloteuthis subulata and the large squid Loligo forbesi caused the periaxonal Schwann cell resting potential (Em = -40 mV) to hyperpolarize up to 11 mV in direct proportion to train duration and action potential amplitude. In both species, the Schwann cell also hyperpolarized up(More)
The effect of anisosmotic physiological solutions and [K+]o on the resistance in series with the axon membrane were studied in medial giant axons of the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, to determine if changes in series resistance are correlated with changes in glial cell volume and volume regulatory responses. Series resistance was estimated from computer(More)
A novel giant axon preparation from the squid Alloteuthis is described. Properties of in situ and isolated axons are similar. Periaxonal K+ accumulation is a function of the physiological state of the animal and of the axon and its sheathing layers. Carefully dissected isolated axons, and axons in situ in a healthy mantle, show much less K+ accumulation(More)
1. Previous work has shown that nerve activity is associated with a significant release of potassium in the vicinity of the axonal membrane. Several mechanisms are normally present which reduce K+ accumulation in the extra-axonal space. 2. In intact connectives of the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, repetitive stimulation of the giant axons was associated(More)