Leonard Maler

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  • L Maler
  • The Journal of comparative neurology
  • 1979
The posterior lateral line lobe of the wave species of gymnotoid fish was investigated with the Golgi technique. The posterior lobe has a laminar structure and contains II cell types differentially distributed in the varous laminae (fig. 13). The major laminae, from ventral to dorsal are the deep fiber layer, containing multipolar neurons; the deep neuropil(More)
Monoclonal antibody mab-zebrin II was generated against a crude homogenate of cerebellum and electrosensory lateral line lobe from the weakly electric fish Apteronotus leptorhynchus. On Western blots of fish cerebellar proteins, mab-zebrin II recognizes a single polypeptide antigen of apparent molecular weight 36 kD. Immunocytochemistry of apteronotid(More)
Accurate detection of sensory input is essential for the survival of a species. Weakly electric fish use amplitude modulations of their self-generated electric field to probe their environment. P-type electroreceptors convert these modulations into trains of action potentials. Cumulative relative refractoriness in these afferents leads to negatively(More)
Immunocytochemical and electrophysiological techniques were used to localize TTX-sensitive sodium channels (NaChs) over the soma-dendritic axis of basilar and nonbasilar pyramidal cells of the electrosensory lateral line lobe (ELL) of weakly electric fish (Apteronotus leptorhynchus). Dense NaCh-like immunolabel was detected on the membranes of basilar and(More)
Weakly electric fish generate a periodic electric field as a carrier signal for active location and communication tasks. Highly sensitive P-type receptors on their surface fire in response to carrier amplitude modulations (AM's) in a noisy phase locked fashion. A simple generic model of receptor activity and signal encoding is presented. Its suprathreshold(More)
Inhibition evoked from primary afferents in the electrosensory lateral line lobe of the weakly electric fish (Apteronotus leptorhynchus). J. Neurophysiol. 80: 3173-3196, 1998. The responses of two types of projection neurons of the electrosensory lateral line lobe, basilar (BP) and nonbasilar (NBP) pyramidal cells, to stimulation of primary electrosensory(More)
Pyramidal cells of the electrosensory lateral line lobe (ELL) of the weakly electric fish Apteronotus leptorhynchus have been shown to produce oscillatory burst discharge in the gamma-frequency range (20-80 Hz) in response to constant depolarizing stimuli. Previous in vitro studies have shown that these bursts arise through a recurring spike backpropagation(More)
Electric fish generate an electric field, which they sense with cutaneous electroreceptors. Electroreceptors project topographically onto the medullary electrosensory lateral line lobe (ELL). The ELL of gymnotiform electric fish is divided into four segments specialized to detect different aspects of the electrosensory input; it is also laminated with(More)
An in vitro brain slice preparation of the electrosensory lateral line lobe (ELL) of weakly electric fish was developed. The morphology of this slice was studied and revealed that most ELL neurons and synapses retained their normal appearance for at least 10 h in vitro. The electrophysiological characteristics of the main ELL output neurons, the pyramidal(More)