Norman Weiner

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Incubation of rat pheochromocytoma PC12 cells with 56 mM K+ is associated with increased activity and enhanced phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase in the cells. The increase in the phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase is observed after 30 sec of incubation with 56 mM K+; maximal phosphorylation is observed after 1 min of incubation. In contrast,(More)
Amphetamine, 10(-7) M or greater, evoked the release of [3H]dopamine ([3H]DA) and inhibited subsequent K+-evoked [3H]DA release from striatal synaptosomes superfused at a flow rate (1 ml/min) that prevented reuptake. Amphetamine inhibited the K+-evoked release of [3H]DA to a lesser extent in striatal slices or in synaptosomes superfused at a flow rate (0.35(More)
Treatment of a subclone of the PC12 pheochromocytoma cell line, PC8b, with either dexamethasone or 8-bromo cyclic AMP resulted in increased translational activity of tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA (mRNATH). Poly(A+)-containing RNA from cells treated with both inducers was used to construct a cDNA library. Double-stranded cDNA was inserted into the PstI site of(More)
Solid pieces of human fetal mesencephalic tissue were grafted to the lateral ventricle adjacent to dopamine-depleted striata of rats immunosuppressed with cyclosporin A. Apomorphine-induced rotations were performed before and at monthly intervals after grafting. Reductions in rotations were seen at 2 months post-grafting and these reductions progressively(More)
The ability of phencyclidine (PCP), amphetamine and other substances to stimulate dopamine release from and inhibit dopamine uptake into rat striatal synaptosomes was examined in a continuous superfusion system. Inhibition of uptake was measured by determining inhibition of [3H]dopamine displacement by unlabeled dopamine ([1H]dopamine). The displacement of(More)
In order to examine the relationship between cyclic AMP (cAMP) levels and evoked neurotransmitter release, experiments have been performed with cultures of clonal rat PC12 pheochromocytoma cells. Stimulation of the release of endogenous dopamine by nicotine in these cultures is calcium-dependent and blocked by d-tubocurarine, a specific nicotinic(More)
The effect of chloride ion on the transport of [3H]dopamine into synaptic vesicles purified from rat striatum has been evaluated. The inclusion of 10 mM chloride ion in the incubation medium produced a 100% increase in temperature-sensitive [3H]dopamine uptake into synaptic vesicles from approximately 1800 pmol/mg to 3600 pmol/mg of protein. Half-maximal(More)
The effects of several cyclic nucleotide analogs and of phosphodiesterase inhibitors on the release of norepinephrine (NE) and dopamine-beta-hydroxylase activity (DBH) by electrical stimulation were studied in the isolated, perfused cat spleen. N-6-butyryl-3',5'-adenosine monophosphate (mbcAMP), 8-methylthio-3',5'-adenosine monophosphate,(More)