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Dopamine interacts with distinct receptors on different target neurons in the rat retina. Dopamine receptors were labeled in the rat retina by autoradiography using 3H-SCH-23390 and 3H-spiperone binding to retinal sections. The 3H-SCH-23390 binding to D1 receptors was most concentrated in the inner plexiform, inner nuclear, and ganglion cell layers; it was(More)
The purpose of this study is to elucidate both the chemical and conformational structure of an unfractionated fucoidan extracted from brown seaweed Turbinaria ornata collected at Nha-trang bay, Vietnam. Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) was used for determining the chemical structure and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) provided(More)
Somatostatin receptors in rat brain, pituitary, and pancreas were labeled with two radioiodinated analogs of somatostatins 14 and 28. Two cyclic analogs of somatostatin, SMS201-995 and cyclo(Ala-Cys-Phe-D-Trp-Lys-Thr-Cys), showed biphasic displacement of binding to somatostatin receptors by these radioligands. In contrast, all other somatostatin analogs,(More)
Somatostatin receptor concentrations were measured in patients with Alzheimer's disease and controls. In the frontal cortex (Brodmann areas 6, 9, and 10) and temporal cortex (Brodmann area 21), the concentrations of somatostatin in receptors in the patients were reduced to approximately 50 percent of control values. A 40 percent reduction was seen in the(More)
Somatostatins are a brain peptide family centered on a 14-amino acid cyclic peptide (SS-14) and a 28-amino acid N-terminally extended form (SS-28). Using radioiodinated analogs of SS-14 and SS-28, we have identified specific binding sites in rat and human brain sections that display pharmacological properties anticipated for somatostatin receptors and(More)
Selective neuronal lesions have been utilized in efforts to localize binding sites in rat brain for beta-adrenergic, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), histamine H1 and benzodiazepine receptors. The various receptors respond differentially to lesions both in extent of change and in time course. After kainate lesions in the corpus striatum, benzodiazepine(More)
Nowadays, LEGO may be regarded as the best toys that ever existed. It not only appeals to people of all ages, but also encourages creativity and innovation. The popularity of LEGO entails the introduction of a range of computer applications that simulate this toy. However, assembling by mouse and keyboard is not more interesting than playing a real LEGO(More)
gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor binding was increased in postmortem brain samples of chronic alcoholic patients compared to control patients. Numbers of binding sites were augmented in alcoholic brain, with no change in affinity. Muscarinic cholinergic and benzodiazepine receptors did not differ between controls and alcoholic brains, while a modest(More)