Tattersall C. Smith

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The GABA (gamma-aminobutyric-acid)-containing periglomerular (PG) cells provide the first level of inhibition to mitral and tufted (M/T) cells, the output neurons of the olfactory bulb. We find that stimulation of PG cells of the rat olfactory bulb results in self-inhibition: release of GABA from an individual PG cell activates GABA(A) receptors on the same(More)
The insulin receptor is a tyrosine kinase receptor that is found in mammalian brain and at high concentrations in the bag cell neurons of Aplysia. We show here that insulin causes an acute rise in intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in these neurons and triggers release of neuropeptide. The insulin-sensitive intracellular Ca2+ pool differs(More)
We investigated effects of low Mg and moderately raised NaCl, as occurs in plantations irrigated with tertiary municipal effluent in New Zealand, on growth, Mg nutrition and photosynthetic activity of Pinus radiata D. Don seedlings grown in nutrient solutions with a Perlite medium. Seedlings were grown with either sufficient (0.35 mM; H[Mg]) or limited(More)
Ehrlich ascites tumor cell membrane potential (Vm) and intracellular Na+, K+ and Cl- activities were measured under steady-state conditions in normal saline medium (Na+ = 154, K+ = 6, Cl- 150 mequiv./l). Membrane potential was estimated to be -23.3 +/- 0.8 mV using glass microelectrodes. Intracellular ion activities were estimated with similar glass(More)
The use of fluorescent cyanine dyes to estimate membrane potential in cell suspensions has been considered. Several problems related tot he application of the dyes have been reviewed. These problems include: 1) alteration of the membrane potential (Em) and factors involved in establishing Em by the dyes themselves, 2) the effects of altered energy(More)
Pyrvinium pamoate, tablets and suspension, was administered as single 350-mg doses to 12 healthy male volunteers to determine whether there had been any systemic absorption. Six subjects received tablets and 6 received suspension on the first day; on day 8, subjects received the other dose form. Up to 4 days after administration there was no evidence of(More)