S A Saporta

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Neurons in the ventrobasal (VB) thalamic nucleus of lightly anesthetized cats were studied in order to analyze their discharge properties in response to controlled mechanical stimuli. Properties of the vast majority of the neuronal population largely resemble those of peripheral sensitive mechanoreceptors in their response to the velocity and, to a more(More)
The organization of neurons in the cat ventrobasal complex (VB) which project to somatosensory cortex (SI) was investigated by the use of the retrograde transport of the enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP). Two histochemical procedures were used to visualize retrogradely transported HRP. Injections of HRP in electrophysiologically characterized points of SI(More)
Lordosis behavior (LQ) estrous cycles and ovarian status were studied in the same animals following either frontal (FC), frontolateral (FLC) or sham (S) surgical interruption of medial basal hypothalamic (MBH) neural connections made with a modified Halász knife (1.5 mm radius). LQ was studied in adult female rats at 7, 30, 105 and 180 day after FC, FLC or(More)
The chronology of changes in plasma luteinizing hormone (LH) and the distribution of immunoreactive neuronal processes containing LH releasing hormone (LHRH-ir) were studied in the female rat after surgical interruption of anterior neural connections of the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH). Spontaneous LH surges on the afternoon of proestrus and LH release(More)
Retrochiasmatic knife cuts produce a series of dynamic changes across time in the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone and catecholamine content of the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH). We have examined the sources of afferents projecting to the mediobasal hypothalamus of female rats at 7, 60 and 90 days following retrochiasmatic frontal cut (FC) surgery(More)
The possibility of a preferential distribution of projections from the preoptic-suprachiasmatic region (POA-Sch) to the median eminence in the male rat was studied using autoradiographic and computer procedures. A cocktail of [3H]leucine-[3H]proline was injected into the POA-Sch. Animals were killed after either 1, 4, or 24 h of incorporation time (IT). The(More)
Norepinephrine (NE) concentrations in several diencephalic locations were studied in female rats in conjunction with luteinizing hormone (LH) release after medial preoptic area (MPOA) stimulation at short (7 days) and longer time intervals after surgical interruption of anterior or anterolateral neural connections of mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH).(More)