Marques A Wilson

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The structure of the optic chiasma in Xenopus tadpoles has been investigated by light and electron microscopy. Where the optic nerve approaches the chiasma, a tongue of cells protrudes from the periventricular cell mass into the dorsal part of the nerve. Glial processes from this tongue of cells ensheath fascicles of optic axons as they enter the brain.(More)
A fusion protein between a pertussis toxin-resistant (C351G) mutant of the alpha subunit of the G protein Gi1 and the porcine alpha2A-adrenoreceptor was stably expressed in Rat 1 fibroblasts. Agonists caused stimulation of high affinity GTPase activity, which was partially prevented by pertussis toxin treatment, demonstrating that the toxin-resistant(More)
1. Rat liver mitochondria were separated on the basis of their sedimentation coefficients in an iso-osmotic gradient of Ficoll-sucrose by rate zonal centrifugation. The fractions (33, each of 40ml) were collected in order of decreasing density. Fractions were analysed by spectral analysis to determine any differences in the concentrations of the cytochromes(More)
Somatic symptoms and aversion of opiate withdrawal, regulated by noradrenergic signaling, were attenuated in mice with a CNS-wide conditional ablation of neurotrophin-3. This occurred in conjunction with altered cAMP-mediated excitation and reduced upregulation of tyrosine hydroxylase in A6 (locus coeruleus) without loss of neurons. Transgene-derived NT-3(More)
Military personnel and some athlete populations endure short-term energy deficits from reduced energy intake and/or increased energy expenditure (EE) that may degrade physical and cognitive performance due to severe hypoglycemia (<3.1 mmol/l). The extent to which energy deficits alter normoglycemia (3.9-7.8 mmol/l) in healthy individuals is not known, since(More)
The characteristics of cell-free translation systems prepared from unfertilized eggs and early cleavage stage embryos of the sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, closely reflect the developmentally regulated changes in protein synthesis initiation observed in vivo. Cell-free translation systems prepared over the first 0-6 h following fertilization(More)
An analysis of starvation and starvation followed by refeeding was undertaken to characterize some organismic, organ, and mitochondrial responses to these two circumstances. Body weight, organismic respiration as well as weight protein and succinic dehydrogenase activity for liver, kidney, and heart were determined over the course of 6 days of starvation(More)