Hermes H. Yeh

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In the mature nervous system, changes in synaptic strength correlate with changes in neuronal structure. Members of the Nogo-66 receptor family have been implicated in regulating neuronal morphology. Nogo-66 receptor 1 (NgR1) supports binding of the myelin inhibitors Nogo-A, MAG (myelin-associated glycoprotein), and OMgp (oligodendrocyte myelin(More)
During corticogenesis, cells from the medial ganglionic eminence (MGE) migrate tangentially into the neocortical anlage. Here we report that gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), via GABAA receptors, regulates tangential migration. In embryonic telencephalic slices, bicuculline produced an outward current in migrating MGE-derived cells in the neocortex,(More)
ACh release into the rodent prefrontal cortex is predictive of successful performance of cue detection tasks, yet the cellular mechanisms underlying cholinergic modulation of cortical function are not fully understood. Prolonged ("tonic") muscarinic ACh receptor (mAChR) activation increases the excitability of cortical pyramidal neurons, whereas transient(More)
Neuregulin (NRG), a growth and differentiation factor that signals via erbB receptor tyrosine kinases, has been shown to have biological effects in both the CNS and the peripheral nervous system. We report here that erbB4 is expressed in mature cerebellar granule cells, where it appears to be concentrated at the granule cell postsynaptic terminals. We also(More)
Norepinephrine and the beta-adrenergic receptor agonist, isoproterenol, have been shown to potentiate the amplitude of GABAA receptor-mediated whole-cell current responses in Purkinje cells acutely dissociated from the rat cerebellum. However, the steps leading from the activation of beta-adrenergic receptors to the modulation of GABAA receptor remain to be(More)
Despite the fact that ethanol is one of the most widely used psychoactive agents, the mechanisms and sites of action by which it modifies brain functions are only now being elucidated. Studies over the last decade have shown that ethanol can specifically alter the function of several ligand-activated ion channels including N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA),(More)
The expression of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) subtypes in freshly isolated adult rat ventricular myocytes was investigated by reverse transcription of cellular mRNA followed by amplification of cDNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). After reverse-transcriptase PCR, bands were obtained corresponding to the expected sizes for the m1 and(More)
In addition to exerting long-term neurotrophic influences on developmental process such as neuronal survival and neuritic outgrowth, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been reported to modulate synaptic transmission in the short-term. Considerable evidence indicates that BDNF acutely modulates NMDA receptor-mediated synaptic activity. However,(More)
This study compared the interaction between ethanol and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated current responses elicited in several immortalized cell lines and stably transfected cells, as well as in cultured and acutely dissociated rat cerebellar Purkinje cells. Only cell lines that were found previously to possess functional GABAA receptors were(More)
The rapid and transient induction of the proto-oncogene c-fos in mature neurons within the brain occurs in response to a variety of extracellular stimuli. To determine whether lighting conditions influence c-fos gene expression in the primary neural structures mediating the photoentrainment and generation of mammalian circadian rhythms, the expression of(More)