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Serotonin (5-HT) neurotransmission was altered to determine its role in regulating the biosynthesis of tachykinins in the neostriatum (NS). Depletion of 5-HT with subchronic p-chlorophenylalanine (pCPA) treatment decreased preprotachykinin (PPT, the prohormone precursor to SP) mRNA levels in the NS. By contrast, raising extracellular 5-HT levels with(More)
In the present study we investigated changes in transcription levels of a panel of selected immune relevant genes in peripheral blood leucocytes (PBL) and skin samples collected from carp exposed to larval Argulus japonicus. We show that in skin up-regulation of gene transcription of the chemokine CXCa, and to a lesser extent the chemokine receptor CXCR1(More)
Cellular heat stress results in elevated heat-shock protein (HSP) synthesis and in thermotolerance development. Recently, we demonstrated that protein glycosylation is also an integral part of the stress response with the identification of two major stress glycoproteins, GP50, associated with thermotolerance, and P-SG67, the "prompt" stress glycoprotein(More)
Groups of five pigs were vaccinated at three to four weeks old with either formolised Treponema hyodysenteriae in oil adjuvant alone, formolised T hyodysenteriae in oil adjuvant plus formolised Campylobacter coli in oil adjuvant, or sterile medium in oil adjuvant (as a control). Each group was challenged four weeks after vaccination by oral dosing on two(More)
Pulmonary metastases from a carotid body paraganglioma developed in a patient with von Hippel-Lindau disease. On electron microscopic examination, these metastases consisted solely of chief cells that contained membrane-bound, dense-core granules and formed numerous cytoplasmic processes. These data support the hypothesis that the chief cell is the sole(More)
In this study we examine differences in the occurrence of life history stages of the destructive fish ectoparasite Argulus foliaceus (L., 1758) on eight fish species (stickleback, rudd, roach, gudgeon, bream, tench, crucian carp and common carp) sampled from a mixed-species recreational fishing lake on nine occasions during late spring and summer. Total(More)
The present study assesses the effects of para-chlorophenylalanine (p-CPA), a serotonin-depleting drug, on the recovery of respiratory-related activity in the phrenic nerve induced by asphyxia 4 h following ipsilateral C2 hemisection in young adult rats. HPLC analysis was used to quantify levels of serotonin (5-HT), dopamine (DA), norepinephrine, and the(More)
Loss of dopaminergic innervation to the striatum increases the sensitivity of dopamine (DA) D1 and serotonin (5-HT) 5-HT2 receptor signaling. Previous work from our laboratory has shown that systemic co-administration of D1 and 5-HT2 receptor agonists leads to the synergistic overexpression of striatal preprotachykinin mRNA levels in the DA-depleted, but(More)