Paula Borg

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Salamander limb regeneration depends on local progenitors whose progeny are recruited to the new limb. We previously identified a Pax7(+) cell population in skeletal muscle whose progeny have the potential to contribute to the regenerating limb. However, the plasticity of individual Pax7(+) cells, as well as their recovery within the new limb, was unclear.(More)
Rats were exposed to increasing concentrations of morphine hydrochloride (up to 0.4 mg/ml) in 5% w/v sucrose solution as their sole source of drinking water. Physical dependence was established as determined by the precipitation of withdrawal behaviour following administration of 1 mg/kg IP naloxone hydrochloride on day 23. The choice between either a 5%(More)
The ability to repeatedly regenerate limbs during the entire lifespan of an animal is restricted to certain salamander species among vertebrates. This ability involves dedifferentiation of post-mitotic cells into progenitors that in turn form new structures. A long-term enigma has been how injury leads to dedifferentiation. Here we show that skeletal muscle(More)
The effects of systemic and intra-accumbens infusion of morphine on the extracellular level of dopamine (DA) and its metabolites, DOPAC and HVA, were investigated in the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) of halothane-anaesthetized rats using in vivo microdialysis. Morphine in a dose of 1 or 5 mg/kg i.v. produced a significant increase (60-100% of baseline levels) in(More)
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