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Cholecystokinin (CCK) is now recognized as one of the most abundant peptides in the mammalian central nervous system. We have previously used immunohistochemistry to localize CCK in the adult and developing Brazilian opossum brain. However, little is known about the distribution of CCK binding sites in the developing mammalian brain. Therefore, to further(More)
In this study, we have used the Brazilian short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) as a model to study the ontogeny of estrogen receptors in the mammalian brain. Monodelphis is a small, pouchless marsupial which breeds well under laboratory conditions and whose young are born in an immature sexually undifferentiated state. The Abbott H222 monoclonal rat(More)
This study examined symptom judgments made by medical students of hypothetical chronic low back pain patients. Eight vignettes were varied as to the pain intensity reported by the hypothetical patient (low vs. moderate vs. high vs. very high) and the availability of medical evidence supportive of the pain report (present vs. absent). Ninety-five subjects(More)
The functional neuroanatomy of the immune system link to the CNS was investigated by assessing neuronal activity with Fos immunohistochemistry following systemic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration. Two hours after LPS robust Fos-like immunoreactivity (Fos-IR) was observed in several nuclear groups in the brain including the paraventricular and(More)
The Brazilian opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small, pouchless marsupial whose young are born in an immature, sexually undifferentiated state. Etgen and Fadem, and Handa and coworkers have biochemically detected and characterized estrogen receptors in the forebrain of the Brazilian opossum. In this study, we have examined the distribution of estrogen(More)
Cells of glial origin are involved in the morphogenesis of the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). Characterization of glial-associated proteins during neurogenesis and differentiation may aid in understanding the complexity of CNS development. We have utilized immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry to characterize the developmental profiles of glial(More)
We have used bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) single and BrdU-arginine vasopressin-oxytocin (BrdU-AVP-OT) double and triple label immunohistochemistry to characterize postnatal neurogenesis of the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei in the Brazilian opossum. Developing pups received a single injection of BrdU between days 1 and 11 postnatally. All brains were(More)
We have studied the anatomical distribution of cholecystokinin-like immunoreactive (CCK-IR) somata and fibers in the brain of the adult and developing Brazilian short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Animals ranged in age from the day of birth (1PN) to young adulthood (180PN). A nickel enhanced, avidin-biotin, indirect immunohistochemical technique(More)
This article reports a comparative case study of six selected USA medical schools, undertaken to identify factors that facilitate or obstruct innovation in medical education. The findings suggest that the culture of each medical school results from a combination of intra-institutional and external factors. Together these forces influence substantially the(More)
The distribution of galanin-like immunoreactivity has been characterized in the brain of the adult and developing Brazilian opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Two commercially available antisera were used to examine the distribution of galanin-like immunoreactive (GAL-IR) cells and fibers. Nuclear groups containing GAL-IR cell bodies and fibers were seen(More)