Corneal sensory and sympathetic nerves exert opposing actions on corneal mitogenesis and wound healing. The mechanisms by which these nerves exert their actions are unknown; however, the release of axonally transported neuropeptides has been postulated. In the present study, we investigated changes in innervation densities of calcitonin gene-related peptide… (More)
UNLABELLED This paper examines a new technique for the visualization of and the interaction with trees, objects frequently used to convey hierarchical relationships in biological data. Motivated by the quality of 2D tree interaction, we adapt the planar tree-of-life metaphor to a virtual, semi-immersive 3D environment. A 3D environment extends the utility… (More)
After injections of horseradish peroxidase involving the whole primary (SI) and secondary somatosensory (SII) areas of adult cats, 16-21% out of 2220 counted neurons in the nucleus ventralis posterolateralis were unlabelled. The mean areas of perikarya of these neurons varied between 111.8 +/- 32.3 microns2 and 180.8 +/- 48.6 microns2. The size of perikarya… (More)
Arabidopsis and Medicago truncatula represent sister clades within the dicot subclass Rosidae. We used genetic map-based and bacterial artificial chromosome sequence-based approaches to estimate the level of synteny between the genomes of these model plant species. Mapping of 82 tentative orthologous gene pairs reveals a lack of extended macrosynteny… (More)
The sympathetic innervation of the mammalian cornea is thought to play an important role in the regulation of epithelial ion transport, mitogenesis, and wound healing following corneal injuries. Anatomically, the three-dimensional organization and relative density of corneal sympathetic innervation in many species remains inadequately described. In the… (More)
The retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) has been employed to identify thalamic projection neurons (TPN) in the feline nucleus cuneatus by means of light microscopy and high voltage electron microscopy. Forty-eight hours after injection of HRP in the contralateral ventrobasal complex of the thalamus, labelled neurons at levels caudal to the… (More)
Rat pituitary MAO activity was reduced by constant darkness and by additions of melatonin in vitro and was increased by constant light and by pinealectomy. Hypothalamic MAO activity followed the same pattern but was less dramatically affected. The data suggest that MAO may be a target enzyme for melatonin.