Margaret Weiler

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On 4 July 2005, many observatories around the world and in space observed the collision of Deep Impact with comet 9P/Tempel 1 or its aftermath. This was an unprecedented coordinated observational campaign. These data show that (i) there was new material after impact that was compositionally different from that seen before impact; (ii) the ratio of dust mass(More)
Using sequential incubations in media of different K+ composition, we investigated the dynamics of choline (Ch) uptake and acetylcholine (ACh) synthesis in rat brain synaptosomal preparations, using two different deuterated variants of choline and a gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric (GC-MS) assay for ACh and Ch. Synaptosomes were preincubated for 10(More)
An in vitro slice technique was employed to study the receptors involved in intrinsic cholinergic excitation in the rat neostriatum. The locally evoked synaptic potentials were suppressed by antinicotinic agents, mecamylamine (10 muM), d-tubocurarine (3 muM) or hexamethonium (100 muM), but not by the antimuscarinic agent atropine (100 muM). If the slices(More)
Choline (Ch) uptake and release and acetylcholine (ACh) synthesis and release have been studied by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) in slices of rat neostriatum in vitro to assess the effects of depolarization by 25 mM K+ and the influence of elevated concentrations of Ch in the incubation medium. During the first 60 min after preparation, 25 mM(More)
  • M H Weiler
  • 1989
Some classical and nonclassical muscarinic agents were tested for their effects on potassium-evoked acetylcholine (ACh) release from rat neostriatal slices. Release was monitored by measuring endogenous ACh when acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was inhibited with physostigmine (30 microM) or by measuring endogenous choline when AChE activity was left intact. The(More)
When brain synaptosomes are obtained from animals that have been injected intravenously with [2H4]choline 1 minute before being killed, their high affinity [3H] choline uptake is correlated inversely with their acetylcholine content and directly with the rate at which they synthesize [2H4]acetylcholine. The control of such choline uptake by the cytoplasmic(More)