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We carried out quantitative analyses of the developmental expression, subcellular localization of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit 2A (NR2A) and 2B (NR2B), and tyrosine phosphorylation of NR2B. Immunoblot analyses showed that NR2A was not detected during the embryonic period and the first postnatal week but its expression reached 63.90% of adult at(More)
The regional mouse brain distribution of a new carbon-11 labeled derivative of vesamicol, [11C]-5-(N-methylamino)benzovesamicol [( 11C]MABV) is reported. Radiotracer concentrations in vivo are in the rank order of striatum greater than cortex greater than hippocampus greater than hypothalamus greater than cerebellum, consistent with reported distributions(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The lack of effective treatments for various neurodegenerative disorders has placed huge burdens on society. We review the current status in applying induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology for the cellular therapy, drug screening, and in-vitro modeling of neurodegenerative diseases. RECENT FINDINGS iPSCs are generated from(More)
Quantitative immunoblot analyses were carried out to study the distribution of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor subunit 2A and 2B (NR2A and NR2B, respectively) at the protein level in the adult rat brain. Highest levels of NR2A were detected in cerebral cortex and hippocampus, followed at more or less similar levels (about 36-72% of cerebral cortex) by(More)
UNLABELLED Alzheimer's disease is characterized by progressive cerebral cholinergic neuronal degeneration. Radiotracer analogs of benzovesamicol, which bind with high affinity to the vesamicol receptor located on the uptake transporter of acetylcholine storage vesicles, may provide an in vivo marker of cholinergic neuronal integrity. Five positional isomers(More)
Little is known about the molecular organization and functions of the postsynaptic density (PSD), a cytoskeletal specialization on the postsynaptic membrane. In an attempt to elucidate the protein composition of PSD, we have sequenced a 35 kDa protein of the rat forebrain PSD fraction. Amino acid sequence information of the tryptic peptides and immunoblot(More)
Operative laparoscopy was initially developed in the field of gynecology earlier on and the advent of laparoscopic surgery led to advances in general surgery as well. In the last few years, a number of articles have been published on the performance of surgical procedures using the robot-assisted laparoscopy. The shortcomings of conventional laparoscopy(More)
Activity-dependent local translation in the dendrites of brain neurons plays an important role in the synapse-specific provision of proteins necessary for strengthening synaptic connections. In this study we carried out combined fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunocytochemistry (IC) and showed that more than half of the eukaryotic elongation(More)