H S Suidan

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A method for clamping cytosolic free Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) in cultures of rat sympathetic neurons at or below resting levels for several days was devised to determine whether Ca2+ signals are required for neurite outgrowth from neurons that depend on Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) for their growth and survival. To control [Ca2+]i, normal Ca2+ influx was eliminated by(More)
Adenosine triphosphate synthesis and metabolism in cultured sympathetic neurons was studied after the incorporation of [2-3H]adenine into intact or microdissected neurites to determine whether ATP is provided locally during neurite outgrowth, when and where it is synthesized and how its levels are regulated at rest and following depolarization. Neurites(More)
The agonists carbachol (CCh) and bradykinin (BK) and 54 mM KCl (high K+) were among the most potent stimulants of cyclic AMP (cAMP) production in cultured rat sympathetic neurons, measured with the use of a high-fidelity assay developed for small samples. The rise in cAMP evoked by CCh (through muscarinic receptors), BK, and high K+ was inhibited in(More)
We have examined the question of how regenerating sympathetic neurons that are concomitantly induced to become cholinergic regulate choline allocation between ACh and the phospholipid synthetic pathway. The allocation of choline into ACh increased parabolically with time in culture, and by 3 weeks, cultures with neurites of approximately 6 mm length were(More)
The mechanism of receptor-induced activation of adenylate cyclase has been proposed to involve an enhanced exchange of GDP for GTP. The kinetics of this process have not been investigated so far in the brain due to a spontaneous activation of the enzyme by guanyl nucleotides, which precludes the ability to follow receptor-dependent events. We show that it(More)
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