Peter-Jan D. Vos

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AFLP markers were evaluated for determining the phylogenetic relationships Lactuca spp. Genetic distances based on AFLP data were estimated for 44 morphologically diverse lines of cultivated L. sativa and 13 accessions of the wild species L. serriola, L. saligna, L. virosa, L. perennis, and L. indica. The same genotypes were analyzed as in a previous study(More)
A method has been developed for obtaining mixed primary cultures of dissociated epidermis enriched in Merkel cells. Merkel cells obtained from embryonic rat buccal pads were grown in serum-free medium and identified in vitro using a variety of histological and immunohistochemical markers. Quinacrine, a fluorescent amine, which has been used to identify(More)
Many antidepressant drugs, when administered chronically to rats, have been shown to produce decreases in the density of beta adrenergic receptors in the central nervous system. The centrally active beta adrenergic receptor agonist clenbuterol is currently being evaluated clinically as an antidepressant. The chronic administration of this drug to rats(More)
The binding of [3H]ketanserin and [125I]BE 2254 [( beta-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethylaminomethyl]tetralone) was characterized in human brain cortex membranes. As observed in saturation experiments, [3H]ketanserin (a reportedly selective serotonin 5-HT2 ligand) and [125I]BE 2254 (a selective alpha 1-adrenergic antagonists) labeled, apparently, a homogeneous class(More)
The effect of the centrally acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist clenbuterol on beta-adrenergic responsiveness, beta-receptor density and N-protein coupling was studied in the rat cerebral cortex (which contains primarily beta 1-receptors) and cerebellum (containing mostly beta 2-receptors). The objective was to determine whether clenbuterol's effect on these(More)
The binding characteristics of [3H]ketanserin (a reported selective radioligand for serotonin 5-HT2 receptors) and [125I]BE 2254 (which labels selectively alpha 1-adrenoceptors) were characterized in brain frontal cortex membranes of pig and man. Saturation experiments indicated that both radioligands label apparently a homogeneous class of binding sites in(More)
Autoradiography has been used to visualize independently the subtypes of beta-adrenergic receptors in rat somatosensory cortex. Beta 2-Adrenergic receptors, but not beta 1-adrenergic receptors colocalize with "whisker barrels" in this tissue. Thus, each whisker sends a specific multisynaptic pathway to the somatosensory cortex that can be histochemically(More)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer, comprising 22.9% of all cancer cases in women. Early detection is of key importance for effective treatment. Small breast lesions are increasingly detected by medical imaging modalities. A biopsy of lesions is required to make a definitive diagnosis. During the biopsy, displacement of the target (lesion) occurs as(More)
The sites of action of several opiate agonists at the feline ileocecal sphincter (ICS) were studied. Dose-response curves for the relatively specific ligands for the mu-, kappa-, and sigma-receptors were determined using morphine (mu-receptors), dynorphin-(1-13) (kappa-receptors), and N-allylnormetazocine (sigma-receptors). Each agonist results in a(More)
1) The binding characteristics of [3H]ketanserin (a reported selective radioligand for serotonin 5-HT2 receptors) and [125I]BE 2254 (which labels selectively α1-adrenoceptors) were characterized in brain frontal cortex membranes of pig and man. 2) Saturation experiments indicated that both radioligands label apparently a homogeneous class of binding sites(More)