Yun Rui Eileen Tan

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It is possible either permanently or transiently to deplete the rat striatum of dopamine. Following such depletions, striatal neurons immunoreactive for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) or dopamine appear. The presence of dopamine-producing neurons in the striatum has relevance for the treatment of Parkinson's disease,(More)
Calbindin-D 28kD is a calcium binding protein reported to protect neurons from degeneration by buffering intracellular calcium. It is expressed in midbrain dopaminergic neurons reported to be relatively resistant to degeneration in Parkinson's disease and certain of its animal models. Lesions of the nigrostriatal pathway produced in rats following injection(More)
The shell and core of the nucleus accumbens exhibit different vulnerabilities to neurotoxins. Calcium binding proteins are reported to offer some neuroprotection against excitotoxicity by suppressing or buffering intracellular calcium. Differences in the distributions of the calbindin-D 28kD (CB) and calretinin (CR) might be related to the different(More)
Morphologically distinct subsets of mesotelencephalic neurons were sought following retrograde transport of Fluoro-Gold from iontophoretic injections relatively restricted to the medial shell, core or rostral pole subterritories of the nucleus accumbens. The diameter and lengths of Fluoro-Gold immunolabeled dendrites of medial shell-projecting neurons were(More)
In addition to its use for heroin addiction pharmacotherapy in general, buprenorphine has advantages in treating maternal heroin abuse. To examine the gestational effects of buprenorphine on opioid receptor signaling, the [(35)S]-GTP gamma S in situ binding induced by the mu agonist [D-Ala(2),MePhe(4),Gly(5)-ol] enkephalin (DAMGO) or the nociceptin/orphanin(More)
The muskrat, and aquatic rodent with a brisk and reliable diving response, shows a remarkable bradycardia after nasal stimulation. However, the medullary origin of cardiac preganglionic motoneurons is unknown in this species. We injected fat pads near the base of the heart of muskrats with a WGA-HRP solution to label retrogradely preganglionic(More)
Behavioral stress is likely to contribute to the development of hypertension in susceptible individuals. We reported that hemodynamic response patterns to acute startle vary and that those patterns predict the predisposition of rats to sustained stress-induced elevations in arterial pressure. Since considerable evidence suggests that central catecholamines(More)
Startle elicits a pattern of cardiovascular responses that is consistent within individual rats but varies between rats. We examined the hypothesis that central beta-adrenoceptors mediate differences in the hemodynamic responses to stress. Conscious rats exposed to cold water (1 cm deep, 1 min) had an initial phasic (startle) response (first 5 s) that(More)
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