Marc P. Lynn

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Fast transport of intra-axonal organelles was studied in motor nerve from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. Organelle traffic in ALS nerves demonstrated a significant increase in anterograde mean speed, while retrograde mean speed was decreased compared with that of controls. Retrograde traffic density (organelles per unit time) was also(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of rapid baroreceptor resetting on the baroreflex control of renal sympathetic nerve activity in conscious rabbits. Renal sympathetic nerve activity was recorded and used as an index of the efferent limb of the baroreflex. Heart rate and arterial pressure were also recorded. Arterial pressure was raised(More)
Rapid nucleation of cholesterol crystals has previously been shown to provide a sharp discrimination between abnormal (cholesterol gallstone-associated) and normal human gallbladder bile. In the present study, we sought to further clarify the crystal nucleation process by time-lapse microscopy using a novel high-resolution video-enhanced microscopy(More)
We explored the influence of several compositional factors considered capable of influencing the nucleation time of model biles supersaturated in cholesterol. In addition to the classical techniques, e.g., electron microscopy and quasielastic light scattering, employed for size measurement and structural assessment, we employed a novel technique, i.e.,(More)
The presence of small vesicles composed of phospholipid and cholesterol has recently been demonstrated in super-saturated model and in dilute native human biles by several groups using differing methods. Among compositional factors shown to favor spontaneous vesicle formation and prolong the cholesterol monohydrate nucleation time in model bile systems are(More)
The mechanism by which organelles are transported bidirectionally in axoplasm is still unknown; however, evidence of a key role for microtubules in many nonmammalian models has been established. We have observed common or shared tracks within the axoplasm of human nerves along which multiple organelles of varying size and shape are bidirectionally(More)
The effect of increased arterial pressure on aortic depressor nerve activity was studied in the conscious rabbit. Aortic baroreceptor resetting was observed following 15 min of sustained pressure elevation. At 15 min, there was a significant increase in the threshold arterial pressure for aortic nerve activity, but peak nerve activity did not change. This(More)
1. Chronic sodium depletion in dogs is associated with a blunting of the pressor response to carotid occlusion. AFter section of the vagus nerves this pressor response reverts to normal although atropine is without effect, suggesting a possible role for increased activity of cardiopulmonary vagal afferents in suppressing sympathetic outflow. Since increases(More)