JEFF MONTES

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The patch-clamp technique was used to characterize the nicotinic currents in individual neurons acutely dissociated from the hippocampi of postnatal rats of different ages, and to investigate the effects of Pb2+ on these currents, both in acutely dissociated and in cultured hippocampal neurons. The effects of Pb2+ on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors(More)
The sensitivity of N-methyl-D-aspartate- (NMDA) induced whole-cell and single-channel currents to Pb2+ was studied in neurons acutely dissociated from the hippocampus of 3- to 30-day-old rats. The amplitude of NMDA-induced whole-cell currents in the neurons increased with age of the animals until they were 10 to 12 days old, thereafter remaining nearly(More)
Use of wearable technology to obtain various body metrics appears to be a trending phenomenon. However there is very little literature supporting the notion that these apparatuses can be used for research purposes in the field. The purpose of this study was to utilize Hexoskin wearable technology shirts (HxS) to obtain data in a pilot study using a trail(More)
Giant axons from the marine annelid Myxicola infundibulum were internally dialyzed with solutions containing 22Na ions as tracers of Na efflux. In experiments performed in Li-substituted seawater, Na efflux that is dependent on external Ca ion concentration, [Ca2+]o, was measured using dialysis to maintain [Na+]i at 100 mM, which enhances the(More)
Giant axons from the marine annelid, Myxicola infundibulum, were internally dialyzed with ATP-free media and with media with lower than normal ATP levels in an attempt to determine quantitatively the ATP requirement of the Na pump in these cells. This was accomplished by using 22Na ions to measure Na efflux. When [ATP]i in dialysis fluid fell to values(More)
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