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Tension generated by growth cones regulates both the rate and the direction of neurite growth. The most likely effectors of tension generation are actin and myosins. We are investigating the role of conventional myosin in growth cone advance. In this paper we report the localization of the two most prominent isoforms of brain myosin II in growth cones,(More)
Prenatal changes in the neurotransmitter/neuromodulator profiles of tyrosine hydroxylase (for dopamine), substance P, neuropeptide Y, and leucine-enkephalin were studied in developing human retinal amacrine cells by the use of immunohistochemical techniques. Tyrosine hydroxylase was localized between 10 and 12 weeks of gestation, substance P and(More)
A significant number of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC)-containing cells were detected in the rat median eminence (ME) by immunocytochemistry using an antibody raised against a synthetic peptide corresponding to the cleavage site between adrenocorticotropin and beta-lipotropin moieties. Distribution of POMC-positive cells was restricted to the internal zone of(More)
Micro-scale, non-invasive, three-dimensional cross-sectional imaging of protein crystals was successfully accomplished using ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography (UHR-OCT) with low noise, Gaussian like supercontinuum. This technique facilitated visualization of protein crystals even those in medium that also contained substantial amounts of(More)
SUMMARY We propose and demonstrate the all-optical analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) using optical delay line encoders. Experimental results show that input analog signals are successfully converted into 3-bit digital signals at a bit rate of 40 Gb/s. key words: all-optical analog to digital conversion, self-frequency shift, optical quantization, optical(More)