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We have developed an autoradiographic method for estimating the oxidative and glycolytic components of local CMRglc (LCMRglc), using sequentially administered [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and [14C]-6-glucose (GLC). FDG-6-phosphate accumulation is proportional to the rate of glucose phosphorylation, which occurs before the divergence of glycolytic (GMg) and(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) functions are associated with social dominance status in diverse species, but to date the brain regions wherein 5-HT exerts such effects are uncertain. Here, we indexed 5-HT turnover in male Anolis carolinensis as the ratio of 5-HT to its metabolite, 5-hydroxy-indol-acetic acid, and also as the accumulation of the in vivo tracer(More)
Ritualistic displays of aggressive intent are important social signals, often obviating physically dangerous engagement. To date, however, brain regions mediating such behaviors are not established. Here we used male Anolis carolinensis together with an in vivo 14C-2-deoxyglucose method to determine patterns of brain activation during elicitation of this(More)
The ability of the CNS to generate seizures as a function of age was investigated utilizing the kindling model of epilepsy. Hourly electrical, low intensity stimulations of the amygdala induced kindling in adult rats, but stimulations delivered at 15 min intervals failed to or markedly retarded the development of kindled convulsions. In contrast, both types(More)
Alterations in the brain of rats receiving a single non-convulsive administration pentylenetetrazol (PTZ), 30 mig/kg, i.p. (single PTZ group) were investigated and compared with those detected in fully PTZ kindled rats (chronic PTZ group). In vitro receptor autoradiography experiments showed that both single and chronic PTZ groups presented mu opioid and(More)
The processes of receptor internalization and recycling have been well-documented for receptors for hormones, growth factors, lysosomal enzymes, and cellular substrates. Evidence also exists that these processes also occur for beta-adrenergic, muscarinic cholinergic, and delta-opiate receptors in frog erythrocytes or cultured nervous tissue. In this study,(More)
The locally subnormal brain metabolism observed in some experiments utilizing the Sokoloff 2-deoxyglucose (2-DG) method has often been attributed to postsynaptic inhibition despite the fact that inhibitory postsynaptic potentials are themselves caused by energy-requiring mechanisms. To explore this issue, neurophysiologically confirmed long-duration(More)
Benzodiazepine (BDZ) receptor-binding changes in the rat brain induced by pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) were investigated by in vitro autoradiography. Our experiments revealed that a single PTZ administration produced BDZ-binding decrease in cingulate, frontal, temporal, parietal and piriform cortices; caudate putamen; medial, basolateral and cortical amygdaloid(More)
We have previously described a model of limbic status epilepticus in which chronic prolonged seizure states of immobile, exploratory, minor convulsive or clonic convulsive behavior are induced by intracerebral electrical stimulation; these states appear to belong to the same behavioral progression as kindled seizures. We postulated that the underlying(More)