L-G Pettersson

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A selective procedure using synthetic substrates for determination of exo-1,4,-beta-glucanases in a mixture of exoglucanases , endoglucanases , and beta-glucosidases is formulated. The heterobiosides , p- nithrophenyl -beta-D- cellobioside ( pNPC ) or p-nitrophenyl-beta-D-lactoside ( pNPL ), were used as selective substrates for the measurement of(More)
This review deals with a spinal interneuronal system, denoted the C3-C4 propriospinal system, which is unique in the sense that it so far represents the only spinal interneuronal system for which it has been possible to demonstrate a command mediating role for voluntary movements. The C3-C4 propriospinal neurones govern target reaching and can update the(More)
We have shown previously that ipsilateral pyramidal tract (PT) neurons facilitate the actions of reticulospinal neurons on feline motoneurons (Edgley et al., 2004), which indicates that they might assist the recovery of motor functions after injuries of contralateral corticospinal neurons. Nevertheless, stimulation of ipsilateral PT fibers alone only rarely(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate if functional activity with spinal cord somatosensory stimulation can be visualized using BOLD fMRI. We investigated nine healthy volunteers using a somatosensory stimulus generator. The stimuli were applied in three different runs at the first, third, and fifth finger tip of the right hand, respectively,(More)
In motor control, the general view is still that spinal interneurons mainly contribute to reflexes and automatic movements. The question raised here is whether spinal interneurons can mediate the cortical command for independent finger movements, like a precision grip between the thumb and index finger in the macaque monkey, or if this function depends(More)
Trajectory formation of unrestrained forelimb target-reaching was investigated in six cats. A Selspot-like recording system was used for three-dimensional recording of the position of the wrist every 3 ms with the aid of two cameras detecting infrared light emitted from diodes taped to the wrist. These measurements allowed reconstruction of movement paths(More)
The food-taking movement by which a cat uses its forepaw to take a piece of food and bring it to its mouth normally depends on the cortico- (CS) and rubrospinal (RS) tracts and disappears when they are transected in C5; a slow reappearance over months is due to bulbospinal (BS) take-over. After complete CS transection but minimal RS transection, food-taking(More)
Trajectory formation of unrestrained forelimb target-reaching was investigated in relation to the effect of a change in target location. Sagittal displacement of the target (6 cm in each direction) gave a selective change of velocity in the x direction (protraction) with an increase or decrease at larger and shorter distances, respectively. In the case of a(More)
It has previously been shown that when a target is moved, cats can change the direction of ongoing target-reaching with brief latency suggesting a tectal relay. Switching of target-reaching has now been investigated after spinal lesions: (1) dorsally in C5 interrupting cortico- (CS) and rubrospinal (RS) fibres to forelimb segments; (2) more ventrally in C5(More)