Kyle Vick

Learn More
The concentrations of cholecystokinin (CCK) and dopamine (DA) were determined in the nucleus accumbens (anterior, posterior) and striatum of rats every 2 h during a period of 24 h. For both substances, a circadian rhythm was found, which was best fitted by a dominant 24-h period superimposed by the second (12 h) and fourth (6 h) harmonics. The rhythms in(More)
Due to contrary results concerning the interaction of cholecystokinin and dopamine (CCK/DA) circadian variations in CCK/DA concentration were investigated in forebrain nuclei of rats (Nc. accumbens, striatum) in order to assess the influence of time of day on neurotransmission. CCK was determined by a radioimmunoassay, DA was measured by electrochemical(More)
Intercellular adhesion molecule-5 (ICAM-5) is a dendrite-specific adhesion molecule, which functions in both the immune and nervous systems. ICAM-5 is the only negative regulator that has been identified for maturation of dendritic spines so far. Shedding of the ICAM-5 ectodomain promotes spine maturation and enhances synaptic activity. However, the(More)
Sex pheromone extracted from glands on the forewings of maleEphestia elutella (Hübner) elicits a stereotyped courtship response from conspecific females. A bioassay for this sex pheromone was developed based on this behavior. Maximum production and responsiveness for males and females, respectively, occurred in insects more than 24 hr old.E. elutella(More)
Bipolar disorder is a highly heritable neuropsychiatric disorder affecting nearly 2.5% of the population. Prior genetic studies identified a panel of common and rare single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with the disease that map to the first intron of the PDE10A gene. RNA sequencing of striatal brain tissue from bipolar and healthy control subjects(More)
  • 1