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Cortical slices of either cat or sheep ovaries were grafted under the renal capsules of ovariectomized SCID mice. The grafts became vascularized and were still surviving with large follicles present at autopsy up to nine months later. As developing follicles undergo atresia during the period of ischaemia after ovarian grafting, those found in long-term(More)
The electrosensory lobe (ELL) of mormyrid electric fish is one of several cerebellum-like sensory structures in fish that remove predictable features of the sensory inflow. This adaptive process obeys anti-Hebbian rules and appears to be mediated by associative depression at the synapses between parallel fibers and Purkinje-like cells of ELL. We show here(More)
Biotinylated dextran amine was injected unilaterally into dorsal regions of the telencephalon of the weakly electric fish Gymnotus carapo in order to study the afferent and efferent connections of specific dorsal regions with ventral regions of the telencephalon and with other regions of the central nervous system. Efferent pathways from the dorsolateral(More)
Several species of Mormyrid weakly electric fish have a mobile chin protuberance that serves as a mobile antenna during prey detection, tracking behaviors, and foraging for food. It has been proposed that it constitutes a fovea of the electrosensory system. The distribution of the three types of receptor organs involved in active imaging of the local(More)
1. Synaptic transmission and neuronal morphology were studied in the nucleus tractus solitarius and in the dorsal vagal motor nucleus (solitary complex), in coronal brain-stem slices of rat or cat, superfused in vitro. 2. Electrical stimulation of afferent fibres of the solitary tract evoked two different types of post-synaptic response recorded(More)
Motoneurones innervating the retractor bulbi muscle in the cat have been identified by retrograde labelling with horseradish peroxidase, by intracellular recording and by intracellular staining with horseradish peroxidase. Their somata are found in an accessory abducens nucleus, analogous to that described in some other species, which consists of a narrow(More)
Weakly electric fish generate electric fields with an electric organ and perceive them with cutaneous electroreceptors. During active electrolocation, nearby objects are detected by the distortions they cause in the electric field. The electrical properties of objects, their form and their distance, can be analysed and distinguished. Here we focus on(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Connexins (Cxs), the constitutive proteins of gap junctions, are key actors of many physiological processes. Therefore, alterations of Cx expression and degradation lead to the development of physiopathological disorders. Because of the formation of a double membrane vesicle termed annular gap junction (AGJ), gap junction degradation(More)
The morphology of identified lateral rectus motoneurones is described after staining by intracellular iontophoresis of horseradish peroxidase. Soma vary in shape and size according to the number and orientation of primary dendrites. The basic pattern of arborisation shows short primary dendrites which branch close to the soma, forming a distal ramification(More)