L M Leitner

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Carotid bodies, together with Hering's nerves, were excised from anesthetized rabbits 24, 48 or 72 h after single reserpine injections (5 mg kg-1, i.v. or i.p.) and were superfused in vitro. Some carotid bodies were processed for formaldehyde-induced fluorescence microscopy to assess catecholamine depletion. Twenty-four hours after reserpine treatment, most(More)
Glomus cells of the rabbit carotid body were destroyed by local freezing. Electrophysiological recording of baroreceptor afferent activities showed that carotid sinus nerve regeneration was completed after 3 months. Nevertheless, ventilatory reaction as well as chemoreceptor afferent activity were no longer observed in response to the usual stimuli of(More)
We have studied the ultrastructure and physiological properties of the rabbit carotid body superfused in vitro. After 3 h superfusion, the ultrastructural features of the carotid body cells, nerve fibres and nerve endings are similar to those observed after in vivo perfusion with fixative. After 5 h superfusion, the fluorescence of type I cells and(More)
Dopamine (DA) and noradrenaline (NA) were measured in the rabbit carotid body (CB) in vitro bv HPLC-ED under the following experimental conditions: 1h superfusion in normoxic, hypoxic (10% O2 in N2) or hypercapnic (8% CO2, 20% O2, 72% N2) medium, 5h superfusion in normoxia or hypoxia. The contents of DA and NA were decreased by hypoxia and hypercapnia after(More)
Traditional repertory grid studies of construct system organization have assumed that measures of organization derived from the construing of others are equivalent to measures derived from the construing of self. They also have assumed that constructs generated around the construing of others can be used to construe the self. Finally, they have assumed that(More)
The monoamine and catabolite contents of a large number of rabbit (n = 95) and cat (n = 32) carotid bodies (CBs) have been measured by high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection (HPLC-ED). The dopamine (DA) content as well as that of its precursors tyrosine (TYR), dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) and catabolites dihydroxyphenylacetic(More)
In rabbit carotid bodies (CBs) superfused during 1-5 h, with an air-equilibrated medium containing no tyrosine (TYR), the dopamine (DA) content decreased by approximately 60% after 1 h and remained constant afterwards. TYR and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) decreased with the same time course. Noradrenaline (NA) content exhibited a biphasic decrease(More)
In the anaesthetized, paralysed and artificially ventilated rabbit the carotid sinus nerve (CSN) has been stimulated electrically for 6 h. At the end of the stimulation period, the carotid body (CB) has been removed, frozen and processed for measurement of the monoamines (MA) and of their catabolites with high-pressure liquid chromatography and(More)
The response of single chemoafferent fibres to hypoxic and hypercapnic stimulation was studied in vitro under different experimental conditions: 1. control, 2. 24 h after reserpinization (5 mg/kg iv) and 3. 18 h after iv injection of alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine (100 mg/kg in the rabbit, and 1. control and 2. 24 h after reserpinization (5 mg/kg ip) in the cat.(More)