A cortical infarct of 2 mm diameter was obtained in the parietal cortex after a craniotomy, disruption of the dura mater and topical application of 3 M KCl. It has been shown previously that the presence of a small cortical infarct induces an increase in immediate early gene messenger RNA expression followed by an increase in neuropeptide and glutamic acid… (More)
We used the differential display-polymerase chain reaction (DD-PCR) protocol to identify genes related to antidepressant effects. Rats were subjected to different kinds of stress for 20 days, and then the antidepressants desipramine and fluoxetine were administered (10 mg/kg per day, i.p.) for 20 days. DD-PCR was performed and differentially expressed cDNAs… (More)
The distribution of immediate early gene zif-268, c-fos, c-jun and jun-D mRNAs was investigated in the visual cortex, dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus and hippocampus of the adult cat brain with in situ hybridization. In area 17, zif-268, c-jun and jun-D were found predominantly in layers II-III and VI, while c-fos mRNA was abundant in layer VI. In area… (More)
We used in situ hybridization to investigate the effect of complete visual deafferentation on immediate early gene expression in adult cat visual cortex. Deafferentation was obtained by unilateral section of the optic tract and sections of both the corpus callosum and anterior commissure. In this model, one hemisphere served as control for the other within… (More)
A small surgical lesion of the parietal cortex induces an increase in the expression of several messenger RNAs varying from 172 to 980% in the entire homolateral cerebral cortex, as detected by quantitative in situ hybridization histochemistry. The messenger RNAs encoding the immediate early genes of the leucine zipper family (c-fos, c-jun, jun-B), the Zinc… (More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) consists of a family of different subtypes encoded by different PKC genes. We investigated the distribution of PKC beta 1 and PKC beta 2 in the visual system of the adult cat by in situ hybridization using oligonucleotide probes complementary to the PKC beta 1 and PKC beta 2 mRNAs, two splicing variants of the same gene transcript. In… (More)
By in situ hybridization with an oligonucleotide probe, we have studied the cellular distribution of the messenger RNA encoding the transcription factor zif268 (krox-24) in the adult intact rat striatum and regulation of its synthesis by acute treatment with the dopamine D1 receptor antagonist SCH-23390. Zif268 mRNA was found in the striatal medium-sized… (More)
Using quantitative in situ hybridization, a significant decrease in expression of proenkephalin (27.1%) and of protachykinin mRNAs (20.0%) is observed in the rat caudate-putamen 14 days after daily intraperitoneal administration of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist MK-801, 2 mg/kg.