S. Gelerstein

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Acetylcholine rapidly lowered the intracellular levels of cyclic AMP in stage 5 and 6 Xenopus laevis oocytes. Acetylcholine alone did not induce oocyte maturation, though it did accelerate maturation induced by progesterone. The effect of acetylcholine on oocyte maturation was independent of extracellular calcium concentration. Adenosine increased cyclic(More)
The contribution of the corpus callosum to binocularity of visual cortex cells and to their responsiveness was studied in cats. Electrophysiological recordings of the responses of single cells to visual stimulation was performed in the callosal projection zone, visual cortex area 17-18 boundary in callosotomized cats. Callosotomy was carried out by(More)
We have studied physiologically whether visual cortex cells in areas 17 and 18 of split-brain cats preserve their performance despite the blockage of both binocularity and of interhemispheric communication. The absolute majority of the cells in cats underwent split-brain surgery as kittens and adults and were driven by the ipsilateral eye, resulting in the(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and protein levels were measured in the aqueous humor of rabbits' eyes subjected to iridotomy with the neodymium:YAG laser. Following irradiation, PGE2 levels were elevated to the highest elevation of 20.0 +/- 7.7 ng/ml (mean +/- SD) at 30 minutes as compared to control levels of 0.625 +/- 0.075 ng/ml. PGE2 concentrations(More)
The visual cortex of adult cats was studied physiologically following neonatal isochronic transplantation of grafts from areas 17,18, which were placed homotopically, in order to reveal their functional integration and thus possible repairing of damaged cortical neuronal circuits. Three homograft cats, in which transplantation was carried out between(More)
The possible involvement of the corpus callosum in binocular functions of the visual cortex was studied in adult cats. Unit recording was made in areas 17, 18 boundary following posterior or complete transection of the corpus callosum, acutely as well as chronically, after short (3-4 months) and long (5.5-39 months) survival periods. A considerable(More)
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