Peter-Jan D. Vos

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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)
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 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)
This paper describes the progress that has been made since the draft genome sequence of potato has been obtained and the analyses that need to be done to make further progress. Although sequencing has become less expensive and read lengths have increased, making optimal use of the information obtained is still difficult, certainly in the tetraploid potato(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)
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)
This work is about an approach for designing control software for mechatronic and robotic machines. As all system parts (control algorithms, software infrastructure, I/O, and machine) influence each other, its total behaviour needs to be taken into account. Therefore, we use appropriate modelling formalisms, namely discrete event / discrete time for the(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)
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