Froylan Calderón

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Ankyrin-G is a scaffolding protein required for the formation of the axon initial segment in neurons. Recent genome-wide association studies and whole-exome sequencing have identified ANK3, the gene coding for ankyrin-G, to be a risk gene for multiple neuropsychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder (BD), schizophrenia, and autism spectrum disorder(More)
The projections of coarse and fine axons of the glossopharyngeal (IX) nerve upon the caudal two thirds of the nucleus of the tractus solitarius (NTS) were studied in the cat. These afferents convey the chemo- and baroreceptor activities from the carotid receptors. We applied the Fink-Heimer method on brainstem sections, at different survival times, after a(More)
Saturable specific binding of glycine to synaptosomal membranes from plexiform layers of the retina has been described, which seems to correspond to the modulatory site on NMDA-receptors (26). Spermine inhibited specific [3H]glycine binding to membranes from synaptosomal fractions from the outer (P1) and the inner (P2) plexiform layers of 1–3 day-old chick(More)
We used the wallerian degeneration of vagal afferents and the retrograde transport of WGA-HRP microinjected in the nucleus of the tractus solitarius (NTS) to study the central projections of myelinated and unmyelinated vagal axons. We concluded that the set of largest nodose cells projected to the dorsolateral, interstitial, ventral, ventrolateral and(More)
Spermine has been shown to influence NMDA receptor function through an interaction at the coagonist site for glycine in the central nervous system (CNS) and the retina. In order to support a role for spermine as neurotransmitter or neuromodulator in the chick retina, specific stimulated-release of spermine should be demonstrated. Isolated chick retinas,(More)
The pharmacology and kinetics of strychnine-insensitive [3H] glycine binding to synaptic membranes from the outer (P1) and the inner (P2) plexiform layers of chick retina was studied. Inhibition curves for glycine, D-serine, 1-amincyclopropanecarboxylic acid (ACPC) and strychnine were analyzed by non-linear regression. Hill slopes for glycine and D-serine(More)
The binding of [3H]spermine to synaptosomal membranes from chick retina was examined. Saturable specific binding of [3H]spermine to synaptosomal membranes from plexiform layers of retina (P1 and P2) has been characterized, and found to concentrate in the inner plexiform layer compared to the outer plexiform layer (Bmax=9.3 and 37 pmol/mg protein for P1 and(More)
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