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Eccentric sinusoidal rotation with the nose facing out or in leads to gain modulation of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), which is a result of an interaction between angular and translational VOR. There are conflicting reports with regard to the type of interaction. Combined angular and translational VOR during eccentric sinusoidal rotations over a wide(More)
Nonobese, hereditary hypertriglyceridemic (HTG) rats provide an interesting model of hypertriglyceridemia, glucose intolerance, and hypertension. In age-matched 15 HTG and 16 control Wistar rats fed on a high sucrose diet (70 cal%) for 6 weeks, we measured insulin sensitivity in vivo and some parameters of sympatoadrenal system. Using euglycemic clamps with(More)
The distribution of tubulin and/or tubulin-containing structures was examined in separate classes of Xenopus laevis oocytes and in germinal vesicles isolated from them. Although a monoclonal antibody has been used, the technique applied on paraffin sections does not allow clear-cut definition of the state of tubulin present (monomeric, dimeric or(More)
VOR gain modulation was systematically investigated in the Rhesus monkey (M. mulatta) during centric and variable eccentric (up to 50 cm) sinusoidal rotation (4 Hz, 0.75 degree) with the nose facing in- or outward to test convergence of otolith and semicircular canal afferences. Earth-stationary lit LED-targets were placed at different distances (12-180 cm)(More)
Estrogens promote adenohypophyseal enlargement and tumor transformation, and thyroid hormones antagonize these effects. Hormone-induced pituitary enlargement may be mediated by alterations in pituitary dopaminergic function. The present study examined the effects of chronic (20 days) administration of estradiol benzoate (EB), triiodothyronine (T3), or EB(More)
The role of vasopressin in the regulation of body water volume and its distribution to intravascular, interstitial and intracellular compartments, and the importance of particular body water compartments in the pathogenesis of DOCA-salt hypertension were studied in young Brattleboro rats. Vasopressin-deficient, vasopressin-synthesizing and(More)
The age-dependent changes in baroreflex control of heart rate were studied in inbred Dahl rats. At the age of 8 weeks the baroreflex slope was significantly greater in salt-resistant (R/Jr) than in salt-sensitive (S/Jr) rats fed a low-salt diet. The reverse was true in 16-week-old animals. High salt intake (8% NaCl diet for 4 weeks) suppressed baroreflex(More)
Estrogens and thyroid hormones contribute importantly to cell proliferation and tumor transformation in the pituitary gland. We found that methylene blue antagonized estrogen-promoted adenohypophyseal enlargement and the enhancement of prolactin secretion. The purpose of the present article is to provide a review about neurotransmitters and their receptors(More)
Numerous copies of the nucleolar organizer are present in amphibian oocytes in several extrachromosomal nucleoli (1000-1500). Nucleoli undergo both fusion and fission during the growth phase of the oocyte, where they are initially situated in the centre of the germinalL vesicle. Later, they disperse in the karyoplasm and some are translocated into the(More)