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Primordial germ cell (PGC) migration in zebrafish is directed by the chemokine SDF-1a that activates its receptor CXCR4b. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms controlling the distribution of this chemoattractant in vivo. We demonstrate that the activity of a second SDF-1/CXCL12 receptor, CXCR7, is crucial for proper migration of PGCs toward their(More)
Activation of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 by SDF1 controls a variety of biological processes in development, immune response, and disease [1-5]. The carboxyl-terminal region of CXCR4 is subject to phosphorylation that allows binding of regulatory proteins [5]; this results in downregulation of CXCR4 signaling and receptor internalization [6]. Notably,(More)
Depolarization of neuron membrane was shown to occur during cAMP injection by means of both iontophoresis and pressure. Distension of the neuron by means of blowing with large volumes of solution without cAMP can produce reversible responses. The time course can be made similar to that of the cAMP effect and the responses can be repeated many times in the(More)
The depolarization of neuronal membrane during cAMP injection by means of both iontophoresis and pressure was shown. Neuron blowing by solutions without cAMP gave the similar effect. The effect of cAMP can be differentiated in the presence of phosphodiesterase inhibitors. The experiments support the hypothesis that cyclic nucleotides and mechanical(More)
Cyclic 3',5'-AMP and cyclic 3',5'-GMP injected into large neurons of the snail Helix lucorum altered neuron activity. The effect of cAMP is usually depolarizing and that of cGMP hyperpolarizing. The results are specific for 3',5'-cyclic nucleotides. The experiments support the hypothesis that reaction-diffusion processes involving cyclic nucleotides form(More)
Investigation of the influence of cAMP on neuronal electric activity suggests that nerve cells can solve problems using an intraneuronal calculating medium based on the cytoskeleton. When a new problem is posed, this structure has to be disassembled and assembled by the neuronal molecular computer according to the program recorded in DNA. If DNA lacks an(More)
Intracellular microiontoforetic injections of cyclic 3',5'-AMP and cyclic 3',5'-GMP elicit different responses in the same neuron. Drugs were injected by current of 1--10 nA using 3-barrel micropipettes. Unlike cyclic 3',5'-AMP arising the depolarization of the neuron, cyclic 3',5'-GMP usually hyperpolarizes it. An inhibitor of phosphodiesterases,(More)
The general theme of the scientific work in the laboratory is: analysis of the information processes in cellular systems and in motor control. The main directions of theoretical researches in this realm: developmental biology (analysis of principles for the realization of genetic information in the developmental systems), neurobiology (neural communication(More)
Intracellular cAMP injection and negative pressure in the patch-electrode increase the interburst closed time of the same potassium ionic channels in the snail neuron membrane. Sodium channels which were registered as change of background noise are activated both by cAMP injection and by negative pressure. These results are considered in connection with(More)