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Central pattern generator for escape swimming in the notaspid sea slug Pleurobranchaea californica.
Escape swimming in the notaspid opisthobranch Pleurobranchaea is an episode of alternating dorsal and ventral body flexions that overrides all other behaviors. We have explored the structure of theExpand
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Neuronal elements that mediate escape swimming and suppress feeding behavior in the predatory sea slug Pleurobranchaea.
1. The white, bilaterally paired A1 interneurons of the cerebropleural ganglion of Pleurobranchaea californica fire rhythmic bursts of action potentials during escape swimming behavior. We studiedExpand
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Interfering with Nitric Oxide Measurements
4,5-Diaminofluorescein (DAF-2) is widely used for detection and imaging of NO based on its sensitivity, noncytotoxicity, and specificity. In the presence of oxygen, NO and NO-related reactiveExpand
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The role of the metacerebral giant neuron in the feeding behavior ofPleurobranchaea
SummaryThe metacerebral giant (MCG) neurons of the molluskPleurobranchaea have been analyzed using a wide range of methods (cobalt staining, histochemical, biophysical and electrophysiological) onExpand
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Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity in the Molluscan CNS
Abstract: Putative nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity was assayed in molluscan CNS through histochemical localization of NADPH‐diaphorase and through measurement of l‐arginine/l‐citrullineExpand
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Evolution and function in serotonergic systems.
  • R. Gillette
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Integrative and comparative biology
  • 25 July 2006
Serotonergic systems of invertebrate and vertebrate central nervous systems (CNS) are functionally similar in multiple characters. Serotonin (5-HT) neurons dispersed throughout the CNS ofExpand
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Fast and slow activation kinetics of voltage-gated sodium channels in molluscan neurons.
Whole cell patch-clamp recordings of Na current (I(Na)) were made under identical experimental conditions from isolated neurons from cephalopod (Loligo, Octopus) and gastropod (Aplysia,Expand
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Circadian rhythm of firing rate recorded from single cells in the rat suprachiasmatic brain slice
Abstract Brain slices, containing the suprachiasmatic nuclei, of rats were removed at various times of the fay and the firing rates of single cells were recorded. The firing rates were found toExpand
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Escape swim network interneurons have diverse roles in behavioral switching and putative arousal in Pleurobranchaea.
Escape swimming in the predatory sea slug Pleurobranchaea is a dominant behavior that overrides feeding, a behavioral switch caused by swim-induced inhibition of feeding command neurons. We have nowExpand
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Serotonin‐immunoreactivity in peripheral tissues of the opisthobranch molluscs Pleurobranchaea californica and Tritonia diomedea
The distribution of serotonin (5‐HT)‐immunoreactive elements in peripheral organs of the sea‐slugs Pleurobranchaea californica and Tritonia diomedea was studied in cryostat sections. ForExpand
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