Learn More
Primary cultures of dorsal root ganglia cells from 18- to 21-day rodent embryos were studied for their ability to express Schwann cell function in a defined medium lacking serum and embryo extract. It was confirmed that Schwann cells, but not fibroblasts, are able to proliferate in response to contact with axons when cultured in this defined medium. We here(More)
The rapid morphologic changes in Schwann cells and in their relationships to axons during the transition from the premyelinating to the myelinating state have been known for more than 15 years. The sorting of axons by dividing Schwann cells, the establishment of a 1:1 relationship between a postmitotic Schwann cell, and the onset of myelin sheath formation(More)
We have isolated a monoclonal antibody (150) that recognizes a phosphorylation epitope on the microtubule-associated protein (MAP) 1B. Immunoblot analysis of the developing rat central nervous system shows that monoclonal antibody 150 is directed against a protein of approximately 325 kDa (MAP 1B) that copolymerizes with microtubules through successive(More)
Microtubule-associated protein 1b, also named MAP5 and MAP1x, is essential for neuronal differentiation. In kitten cerebellum, this protein is partially phosphorylated. During early postnatal development, a phosphorylated form was localized prominently in growing parallel fibres and in mitotic spindles of neuroblasts in the germinal layer, whereas a(More)
The present study investigated the cellular distribution of a developmentally regulated phosphorylated form of MAP 1B recognized by monoclonal antibody (mAb) 150 in cultures of dorsal root ganglia. The cell soma and the whole axon, when it first appears, are labelled, but longer axons label with a proximodistal gradient, such that the cell soma and proximal(More)
Adrenomedullary chromaffin cells release catecholamines in response to the intracellular calcium rise upon stimulation by different secretagogues. The presence of syntaxin 1, a protein presumably involved in docking of synaptic vesicles to presynaptic membranes, has been investigated in chromaffin cells. The study using two different monoclonal antibodies(More)
In primary cultures of dorsal root ganglion cells from rat embryos, neurons undergo a morphological transformation from a bipolar to a differentiated pseudo-unipolar shape, resembling their developmental stages in vivo. Cells present in these cultures are characterized here by immunological criteria using monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against(More)
We investigate the interaction of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) with their receptors (NPRA, NPRB and NPRC), as well as the proportion and localization of those receptors in the rat ciliary body. Binding assays and affinity cross-linking experiments demonstrated the presence of the NPRC(More)
A monoclonal antibody, mAb 44D5, has been used to identify and clone Drosophila syntaxin 1 (Dsynt1), an homologue of rat syntaxin 1. The deduced amino acid sequence of the Dsynt1 cDNA cloned is highly homologous to rat syntaxin 1A. Dsynt1 contains 291 amino acid residues and like other members of the syntaxin family is an integral membrane protein, with a(More)
  • 1