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A new parametrization technique and its applications for general Catmull-Clark subdivision surfaces are presented. The new technique extends J. Stam's work by redefining all the eigen basis functions in the parametric representation for general Catmull-Clark subdivision surfaces and giving each of them an explicit form. The entire eigenstructure of the(More)
In this investigation, microdialysis has been used to study the effects of 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+), an inhibitor of mitochondrial complex I and alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase and the active metabolite of the dopaminergic neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), on extracellular concentrations of glutathione (GSH) and(More)
Twenty-two patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) were studied by clinical evaluation, assessments of dementia and depression, as well as electrophysiologic examinations for blink reflex (BR), cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (CSEP), brain stem, and long-latency auditory evoked potentials (BAEP, and LAEP), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) assays for(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) may inhibit glutamate release in the dorsal facial area (DFA) of the medulla and decrease common carotid arterial (CCA) blood flow. We attempted to clarify which subtype(s) of 5-HT receptor was involved. A microdialysis probe was inserted in DFA. The concentration of glutamate in dialysates were determined by chromatography. Glutamate(More)
Whether glutamate and serotonin would release and interact in the dorsal facial area (DFA) of cat medulla to regulate common carotid arterial (CCA) blood flow was explored by placing a microdialysis probe in DFA and employing high performance liquid chromatographic technique. Glutamate concentration was dose-dependently decreased by perfusion with(More)
The primary goal of the study was to identify the types of catecholamines and the associated receptors which might be involved in the recall of the conditioned NK cell response. Specific catecholamine receptor antagonists were selected to block the conditioned NK cell response at the recall step. The regional contents of dopamine (DA), norepinephrine (NE),(More)
An interpolation technique with the capability of local shape control for meshes of arbitrary topology is presented. The interpolation is a progressive process which iteratively updates the given mesh, through a two-phase Doo-Sabin subdivision scheme, until a control mesh whose limit surface interpolates the given mesh is reached. For each iteration of the(More)
To mimic chronic exposure to neurotoxins in inducing dopaminergic cell damage, multiple doses of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) were injected in C57BL/6 mice. Effects of pre- and post-treatment with the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) by injections into the striatum were investigated. GDNF exerts protective and(More)
The present study examined the effects of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) and 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT) on striatal levels of dopamine (DA), 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), and their metabolites homovanillic acid (HVA) and 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (5-HIAA), respectively, as well as their influence on locomotor activity in(More)