Matt Oberdorfer

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The primary amino acid sequences of the kainate binding proteins from the amphibian and avian central nervous systems are homologous with the functional alpha-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-methyl-isoxazole-4-propionate receptors that have been cloned from rat brain. In this study, we have analysed the anatomical and subcellular distribution of the(More)
Glycine appears to be a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the cochlear nucleus. In order to determine more precisely the distribution of glycinergic synapses, we have studied the immunocytochemical distribution of the glycine postsynaptic receptor. Two monoclonal antibodies were used, Gly Rec Ab 2, which recognizes the 48kD polypeptide and Gly Rec Ab 7,(More)
The immunocytochemical distribution of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was studied by electron microscopy in the anteroventral cochlear nucleus (AVCN) of the guinea pig using affinity-purified antibodies made against GABA conjugated to bovine serum albumin. Our observations confirm that spherical cells are the predominant cell type in the guinea pig AVCN and(More)
Lesions were produced in the nasal-superior quadrant of rat retinas at 1 day postnatal. Both the optic fiber and ganglion cell layers were destroyed at the lesion site. Retrograde changes in the more peripherally located ganglion cell bodies, their optic fibers, and neuroglia were monitored by light and electron microscopy. No optic fibers remained in the(More)
In 153 children suffering from various renal or urological diseases a total of 179 individual and regional renal clearance studies were performed using 123-I-hippuran and a scintillation camera. The clinical diagnoses and questions before and the therapeutic consequences after clearance determinations are analyzed. The dynamic information of sequential(More)
Several genetically distinct color phases of mink, which all show an abnormal reduction of pigment in the retinal pigment epithelium and which also show abnormalities of the retinofugal pathways, have been studied. Autoradiographic methods have been used to demonstrate the retino-geniculate pathways, and retrograde degeneration or the retrograde transport(More)
Excitatory amino acids (EAA) are major neurotransmitters in the vertebrate central nervous system. EAA receptors have been divided into three major subtypes on the basis of electrophysiological and ligand binding studies: N-methyl-D-aspartate, kainate, and quisqualate receptors. To understand their molecular properties, we undertook a project aimed at(More)