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The mossy fiber synaptogenesis has been studied in hippocampal slice cultures. In vivo mossy fiber terminals contact the thorny excrescences of CA3 pyramidal neurons over a restricted portion, i.e. the proximal part of the apical dendrite. In organotypic cultures mossy fibers expand their terminal field and invade the infrapyramidal area of the CA3 region(More)
Using a density gradient medium (Percoll) we succeeded in isolating homogeneous cell populations from the stromal-vascular fraction of the inguinal tissue of 3-day-old rats. In primary culture, in medium 199 supplemented with 10% fetal calf serum and 5.5 mM glucose, almost complete differentiation (90%) of these fractions was obtained for the first time in(More)
In preadipose cellular fractions (I, II and III) isolated by density gradient centrifugation from the inguinal tissue of young rats, we followed the activity of fatty acid synthetase, ATP citrate lyase and lipoprotein lipase during differentiation in culture. 1.5 nM insulin when added at confluence markedly induced the activity of ATP citrate lyase and(More)
The response of DNA synthesis, thymidine incorporation and the activities of uridine kinase, carbamyl phosphate synthetase and aspartate transcarbamylase were studied in the rat, following intra-uterine growth retardation. A good correlation was found between the falls of DNA production and thymidine incorporation and the decrease of the activity of the(More)
Using a density gradient medium, we isolated homogeneous cell populations from the inguinal tissue of 3-day old rats. In primary culture we obtained, for the first time, the differentiation of 99% of the cells in the presence of a physiological concentration of insulin (10(-9) M). This model closely mimicked the events occurring during normal mammalian(More)
To investigate any differences that might exist between the maturation of receptors coupled to the cyclic-AMP system, the effects of glucagon and isoproterenol (specific beta-adrenergic agonist) on the stimulation of cyclic-AMP production in adipocytes and stromal cells isolated from 3, 10 and 24 days-old rats were studied. In the presence of 0.5 mM(More)
The effect of litter size on the incorporation of labeled thymidine (TdR) into DNA was studied in the stromal and the adipocyte fractions of the rat inguinal tissue. In experiment 1 the animal were kept in litters of 18 (UF) or 6 (control) from birth till 10 days. They were injected with [2-14C] TdR at day 3 and killed at 60 minutes, 1, 3 and 7 days(More)
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