Randon Schultz

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Resting free calcium levels ([Ca2−] i ) are elevated in Duchenne human myotubes and mdx mouse muscle and myotubes which lack the gene product dystrophin at the sarcolemma. Increased net muscle protein degradation has been directly related to this elevated [Ca22+] i . The [Ca22+] i rise may result from increased calcium influx via leak channels, which have(More)
The distribution of diazepam binding inhibitor (DBI), a multi-function peptide which has recently been discovered, was studied in the rat and human central nervous system and in peripheral organs of the rat by light and electron microscopical immunohistochemistry. In the central nervous system, DBI-LI was localized in many glial cells and glial tumors, and(More)
Diazepam binding inhibitor-like immunoreactivity (DBI-LI) in normal and hypophysectomized (HPX) rat testis was studied by light and electron microscopic immunohistochemistry. In normal testis DBI-LI was observed in interstitial Leydig cells and Sertoli cells of most seminiferous tubules. At the electron microscopic level, DBI-LI was distributed throughout(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor a (PPARalpha), a member of the steroid hormone receptor superfamily, has been linked to lipid homeostasis and tumorigenesis in tissues with high expression of receptor protein. On the other hand, the role of PPARalpha in tissues with a lower expression is not well known. Here we demonstrate the localization of(More)
Localization of glucocorticoid receptor-like immunoreactivity (GR-LI) was studied in adult rat testis, epididymis, ejaculatory duct, seminal vesicle and prostate by light and electron microscopic immunocytochemistry. In the interstitium of the testis GR-LI was seen in the nuclei of Leydig cells, macrophages, fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells and endothelial(More)
We report the expression of TrkA, TrkB and TrkC mRNAs in adult rat testis. With in situ hybridisation a low signal for TrkB and TrkC could be seen in postmeiotic cells of the seminiferous epithelium, whereas no signal for TrkA could be observed in untreated animals. Animals treated with hCG showed an induction of TrkA mRNA in premeiotic cells 12 h after the(More)
In the present study we have investigated the induction of immediate early gene (IEG) c-fos, c-jun, junB and junD mRNAs and proteins in interstitial cells of rat testis after hCG treatment in vivo using in situ hybridization and immunocytochemistry. The basal levels of all IEGs were barely detectable with our methods. A prominent induction of c-fos, c-jun(More)
1. Giant fibres of the barnacle Balanus nubilus have been used as a preparation for studying the mode of action of cAMP on sodium transport. 2. It is shown that a concentration of cAMP as low as 10(-6)M, when micro-injected, causes a sharp rise in the radio-Na efflux. Ouabain fails to reverse the cAMP effect. 3. The magnitude of the response of the Na(More)
In this study we investigated the expression of the immediate early genes (IEGs) c-fos, c-jun, and junD on mRNA and protein levels during the spermatogenic cycle of the rat using Northern blotting, in situ hybridization, and immunocytochemistry. The expression of these IEG mRNAs and proteins exhibited stage-specific variations. The results suggest that IEGs(More)
beta-Nerve growth factor (NGF) is expressed in spermatogenic cells and has testosterone-downregulated low-affinity receptors on Sertoli cells suggesting a paracrine role in the regulation of spermatogenesis. An analysis of the stage-specific expression of NGF and its low affinity receptor during the cycle of the seminiferous epithelium in the rat revealed(More)