Jena B Goodman

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Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) within sensory neurones are believed to perform an important role in neuropathic pain. In the present study we examine the changes in VGCC mRNA which occur following streptozocin- (STZ) induced diabetic neuropathy using in situ hybridization. STZ caused a significant increase in alpha(2)delta(1), alpha(2)delta(2), and(More)
In the present study, we have used in situ hybridisation to examine the distribution of calcium channel subunits in rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons. Within DRG neurons, the calcium channel alpha subunit mRNAs alpha(1A), alpha(1B), alpha(1C), alpha(1D), alpha(1E), alpha(1I) and alpha(1S) were readily detected in small (<25 microm), medium (25-45(More)
Differences in pharmacology, anatomical connections, and receptor densities between the "core" and "shell" of the nucleus accumbens suggest that behavioral activity normally modulated by the accumbens, such as reward and motor functions, may be differentially regulated across the mediolateral axis. This study investigated the effects of opiate(More)
Relying almost exclusively on their acute sense of touch, tactile-foraging birds can feed in murky water, but the cellular mechanism is unknown. Mechanical stimuli activate specialized cutaneous end organs in the bill, innervated by trigeminal afferents. We report that trigeminal ganglia (TG) of domestic and wild tactile-foraging ducks exhibit numerical(More)
Hibernating mammals possess a unique ability to reduce their body temperature to ambient levels, which can be as low as -2.9 °C, by active down-regulation of metabolism. Despite such a depressed physiologic phenotype, hibernators still maintain activity in their nervous systems, as evidenced by their continued sensitivity to auditory, tactile, and thermal(More)
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