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Bidirectional changes in the efficacy of neuronal synaptic transmission, such as hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), are thought to be mechanisms for information storage in the brain. LTP and LTD may be mediated by the modulation of AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazloe proprionic acid) receptor(More)
The interaction of PDZ domain-containing proteins with the C termini of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazolepropionate (AMPA) receptors has been suggested to be important in the regulation of receptor targeting to excitatory synapses. Recent studies have shown that the rapid internalization of AMPA receptors at synapses may mediate, at least in part, the(More)
Long-term potentiation (LTP) is a lasting enhancement of excitatory synaptic transmission that follows specific patterns of electrical stimulation. Although the mechanism of LTP has been intensively studied, particularly in the hippocampus, its significance for normal brain function remains unproven. It has been proposed that LTP-like mechanisms may(More)
1. We examined the effects of the metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) antagonist alpha-methyl-4-carboxyphenylglycine (MCPG) on the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) long-term depression (LTD), and depotentiation in CA1 hippocampal neurons using extracellular recording techniques. 2. MCPG (500 microM) strongly antagonized the presynaptic(More)
The mechanism of muscarinic excitation was studied in colonic muscle strips and isolated cells. In whole cell voltage-clamp studies performed at 33 degrees C utilizing the permeabilized patch technique, acetylcholine (ACh) reduced an L-type Ca2+ current. With K+ currents blocked, depolarization to positive potentials in the presence of ACh elicited outward(More)
Eng-Kee Poh graduated with a B.Eng. (Electrical) from the National University of Singapore in 1986. Upon graduation, he worked as a development engineer at the DSO National Laboratories specializing in autopilot design. Subsequently, he completed his M.Sc. he has been working as a postdoctoral research fellow with the SNAP group, in the School of Surveying(More)
With the increasing use of mobile computing devices such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDA), and an expansion of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), there is growing interest in an indoor Wireless Positioning Systems (WPS) based on WLAN infrastructure. This paper describes a WPS that uses the signal strength of WLAN transmissions from/to WLAN Access(More)
Technetium-99m TRODAT-1, a tropane derivative, has shown promise as a tracer for the imaging of dopamine transporters in preliminary studies in rats and baboons. The present report concerns the first study of the use of [99mTc]TRODAT-1 for the same purpose in humans. The specific uptake of [99mTc]TRODAT-1 in dopamine transporter sites located in the basal(More)