Peter Richard Lewis

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The distribution of acetylcholinesterase (AChe) has been examined histochemically in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) of the cat and the monkey, and in the cat visual cortex. It was found that in the cat, AChE is most concentrated in laminae A and A1. Lamina C-proper possessed a weak band of AChE in its ventral part. Only restricted patches of activity(More)
The distribution of "marker" enzymes for cholinergic neurons has been studied in 10 subdivisions of the amygdaloid complex of the rat brain. Choline acetyltransferase activity was measured using a radiochemical method in samples dissected from fresh serial sections. Acetylcholinesterase was studied using a histochemical procedure. Both enzymes had similar(More)
The ability of embryonic tissue to survive cross-transplantation between histologically incompatible rat strains was examined by transplanting septal neurons from Sprague Dawley fetuses to adult Wistar rats (Ag-B6 to Ag-B2 histocompatibility haplotype). Transplants were found to survive without rejection over a period of 3 months. Furthermore, the laminar(More)
It was proposed by Rushton in 1951, from theoretical considerations, that myelinated fibres less than 1 micron in diameter would conduct more slowly than unmyelinated fibres of the same size and that myelinated fibres below about 0.7 micron would not conduct at all. The experimental data on which he based his theory are all from the peripheral nervous(More)
The locus coerulus is a densely packed group of neurons in the floor of the fourth ventricle, and is the largest aggregate of noradrenaline-containing cells in the mammalian brain. The distribution within the locus of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which is present in high concentration, has been studied at light and electron microscope level, both in normal(More)
We have recorded the duration of lactational anovulation and amenorrhoea in a well-nourished group of Australian women who breastfed their babies throughout the study. The data enabled us to compare the theoretical cumulative probability of conception among breastfeeding women who had unprotected intercourse irrespective of their menstrual status with that(More)
The isolated hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system (HNS) of male rats was incubated with putative neurotransmitters in vitro to determine their significance in regulating oxytocin release. Dopamine was found to inhibit the spontaneous release of oxytocin from the HNS in a dose-related manner. The maximum inhibition produced by dopamine (10(-9) M) was(More)