Sarah Schimchowitsch

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In rats, 5-HT1A receptors are present in the septal region, e.g. on cholinergic neurons of the medial septum, where they might be a substrate for cognitively relevant interactions between cholinergic and serotonergic systems. The present experiment assessed the effects of the stimulation of septal 5-HT1A receptors on spatial working memory. Stimulation of(More)
Antiserum against tyrosine hydroxylase clearly reacts with two types of neurons in the rabbit paraventricular nucleus: catecholaminergic neurons, also present in rat and mouse, and neurons also staining for ocytocin and neurophysin; the latter neurons have not been reported in other species. This result raises the question of a possible aminergic(More)
The distribution, morphological features, and morphometric characteristics of cell bodies producing oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) were studied in the rabbit hypothalamus by means of a conventional immunoperoxidase method. The aim of the present study was to determine the existence or not of a species-specific OT-cell group that might be involved in(More)
The Src homology 2 (SH2) domain containing protein-tyrosine phosphatase SHP-2 contributes to prolactin receptor (PRLR) signal transduction to beta-casein gene promoter activation. We report for the first time that SHP-2 physically associates with the signal transducer and activator of transcription-5a (Stat5a), an important mediator of PRLR signaling to(More)
The regeneration potential of the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS) is very modest, due to, among other factors, the presence of either a glial scar, or myelin-associated regeneration inhibitors such as Nogo-A, MAG and OMgp, which all interact with the same receptor (NgR). After a brief review of the key proteins (Rho and PKC) implicated in(More)
Immunoreactivities for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and, in some cases, glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) were detected by light and electron microscopy in axons projecting into the median eminence and pituitary gland of various mammals (rats, mice, guinea pigs, cats, rabbits and hares). Light microscope immunoperoxidase(More)
In order to study the cellular and subcellular distribution of beta-adrenergic receptors in the pars intermedia of the rabbit pituitary, we have developed a technique for the high-resolution radioautographic localization of beta-adrenergic receptors, using [125]-cyanopindolol as the ligand. The most suitable fixative was the McLean fixative to which 0.1%(More)
New amphiphilic derivatives of sodium alginate were prepared by covalent attachment of dodecylamine onto the polysaccharide via amide linkages at different substitution ratios, using 2-chloro-1-methylpyridinium iodide (CMPI) as coupling reagent. The aim was to limit the progressive loss of associative behaviour which occurs in the case of previously(More)
The pars intermedia of the pituitary in the rabbit and hare is abundantly innervated by axons reacting selectively with antibodies against oxytocin. These axons contain dense secretory vesicles about 140 nm in diameter, i.e., smaller than those in the neurosecretory axons of the neural lobe. No fiber elements staining for other peptides (vasopressin,(More)
The immunogold technique, employing antisera with clear-cut specificities, was used to localise different processing stages of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) in rabbit melanotropic cells. While the antiserum against γ 3-MSH labelled all the secretory granules including intrasaccular condensations in the Golgi apparatus, antisera against α-MSH only labelled(More)