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The capacity for long-distance migration of the oligodendrocyte precursor cell, oligodendrocyte-type 2 astrocyte (O-2A), is essential for myelin formation. To study the molecular mechanisms that control this process, we used an in vitro migration assay that uses neurohypophysial explants. We provide evidence that O-2A cells in these preparations express(More)
Amongst different intrinsic and extrinsic inputs, cholinergic striatal interneurons receive afferents from the dopaminergic nigrostriatal projection and from local collaterals of striatonigral cells containing substance P. The following study demonstrates that both dopamine D2 and substance P (neurokinin-1) receptors are expressed by a large proportion of(More)
The postsynaptic AMPA/kainate and N-methyl-D-aspartate-selective glutamate receptors are formed by several different subunits and the overall subunit composition of the receptor appears to determine its physiological and pharmacological properties. Although glutamatergic mechanisms have been implicated in various forms of hippocampal stress responses, the(More)
AMOG (adhesion molecule on glia) is a Ca2(+)-independent adhesion molecule which mediates selective neuron-astrocyte interaction in vitro (Antonicek, H., E. Persohn, and M. Schachner. 1987. J. Cell Biol. 104:1587-1595). Here we report the structure of AMOG and its association with the Na,K-ATPase. The complete cDNA sequence of mouse AMOG revealed 40% amino(More)
Long-term consumption of ethanol both in human and rodent induces a process of chronic degeneration of cholinergic basal forebrain neurons which results in a cholinergic deafferentation of the cortical mantle. We have used quantitative northern blot analysis and in situ hybridization to demonstrate that these degenerative events in rat evoke an increase in(More)
To determine whether paraventricular corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) neurons express NMDA, AMPA or kainate-preferring glutamate receptors, we have colocalized, by in situ hybridization (ISH), transcripts of various glutamate receptor subunit genes with the CRF messenger RNA on doublet adjacent sections of the rat hypothalamus. We found that more than(More)
The process of degeneration and dendritic reorganization of cholinergic neurons was investigated in the rat basal forebrain under the conditions of chronic neurotoxic injury induced by long-term consumption of ethanol. After 28 weeks of ethanol treatment (20% v/v), both the number of choline acetyltransferase-immunoreactive basal forebrain neurons and(More)
A cDNA clone of the neural cell adhesion molecule AMOG was isolated from a lambda gt10 library constructed from 8-day-old mouse brain poly(A) + RNA with a 17mer oligonucleotide probe designed from a nonapeptide sequence obtained from tryptic peptides of AMOG. The cDNA clone expressed as a fusion protein that is recognized by polyclonal AMOG antibodies;(More)
AMOG (adhesion molecule on glia) is a Ca2+-independent adhesion molecule which mediates selective neuron-astrocyte interaction in vitro (Here we report the structure of AMOG and its association with the Na,K-ATPase. The complete cDNA sequence of mouse AMOG revealed 409; amino acid identity with the previously cloned subunit of rat brain Na,K-ATPase.(More)
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