S. H. Yen

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The <italic>false path</italic> problem is often referred to as the problem of detecting the longest <italic>sensitizable path</italic> (A path which is not a <italic>false path</italic> is a <italic>sensitizable path</italic>). The term &#8220;<italic>false path</italic>&#8221; is not clearly defined. In this paper, we first give a clear and precise(More)
Microinjection of kainic acid into the CA3 subfield of hippocampus in anesthetized rats elicited seizure-like hippocampal EEG activity that persisted for more than 180 minutes. There was a concomitant rise in plasma prolactin level that peaked at 15 to 20 minutes but endured less than 60 minutes. We conclude that plasma prolactin exhibited only transient(More)
Large dense core vesicles (LDV) were purified from bovine splenic nerve homogenates by the sucrose-D2O density gradient method. Vesicles were subjected to a 50% increase and decrease in osmolarity from the control 330 mosmol 1(-1) by adjusting sucrose or potassium phosphate buffer during pre- and/or postfixation. Control vesicles with a mean diameter of 717(More)
Whether the tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic (TIDA) neurons resided in the dorsomedial arcuate nucleus (dmARN) can respond to dopamine and a dopamine D(3) receptor agonist, 7-hydroxydipropylaminotetralin (7-OH-DPAT), was the focus of this study. In studies using extracellular single-unit recording of dmARN neurons in brain slices obtained from ovariectomized(More)
Whether dopamine (DA) can have a direct effect on the tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons has been a controversial issue. The present report used single-unit recording of neurons in dorsomedial region of the arcuate nucleus, where most tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons are located, to study this question. By focusing our recording in this region,(More)
The effects of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) on single-unit activity of dorsomedial arcuate (DM-ARC) neurons were reported. The modulatory effect of CNP on dopamine's (DA) action was also studied. ANP alone in 0.05-0.5 nmol doses induced 26% inhibition and 14% excitation of 37 DM-ARC neurons; the majority (60%) were(More)
The effects of angiotensin II (AII) and natriuretic peptide (ANP), alone or in combination, on tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic (TIDA) neuronal activity and on serum PRL levels were examined in this study. The TIDA neuronal activity was determined by measuring 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) concentration in the median eminence using high-performance(More)
Knowledge of the vesicular origin of circulating dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DbetaH) is indispensable for any attempts to explain the parallelism or lack of it between circulating enzyme and catecholamines as they may relate to physiological stress, forms of hypertension, neurological disorders, and the response to pharmacological agents. The present study(More)
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