Learn More
Many neurons in the mammalian retina are coupled by means of gap junctions. Here, we show that, in rabbit retina, an antibody to connexin 36 heavily labels processes of AII amacrine cells, a critical interneuron in the rod pathway. Image analysis indicates that Cx36 is primarily located at dendritic crossings between overlapping AII amacrine cells. This(More)
The firing pattern of auditory neurons is determined in part by the type of voltage-sensitive potassium channels expressed. The expression patterns for two high-threshold potassium channels, Kv3.1 and Kv3.3, that differ in inactivation properties were examined in the rat auditory system. The positive activation voltage and rapid deactivation kinetics of(More)
The AII amacrine cell is a critical interneuron in the rod pathway of the mammalian retina. Rod signals pass into cone pathways by means of gap junctions between AII amacrine cells and ON cone bipolar cells. Filling AII amacrine cells with Neurobiotin produces labeling of cone bipolar cells by means of these gap junctions. However, tracer injections into(More)
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a widespread air pollutant and is toxic to both plants and animals. Here, we studied the physiological role of SO2 on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seed germination under cadmium (Cd) stress. Pretreatment with the SO2 donor, Na2SO3/NaHSO3 (3:1), could alleviate the inhibitory effect of Cd (CdCl2) stress on germination in wheat in a(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has proved to be a multifunctional signaling molecule involved in plant development and response to abiotic stresses. In the present study, the effects of H2S donor, sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) on the germination of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grains under cadmium stress was investigated. With the increase in Cd concentration, the(More)
  • 1