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The effect of unilateral depletion of retinal dopamine on goldfish visual behavior was studied using a behavioral reflex, the dorsal light reaction (DLR). Retinal dopamine was depleted by intraocular injections of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) on two successive days. By 2 weeks postinjection, dopamine interplexiform cells (DA-IPC) were not detected using(More)
Increment threshold functions of the electroretinogram (ERG) b-wave were obtained from goldfish using an in vivo preparation to study intraretinal mechanisms underlying the increase in perceived brightness induced by depletion of retinal dopamine by 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). Goldfish received unilateral intraocular injections of 6-OHDA plus pargyline on(More)
Lmx1a is a LIM homeodomain-containing transcription factor, which is required for the formation of multiple organs. Lmx1a is broadly expressed in early stages of the developing inner ear, but its expression is soon restricted to the non-sensory regions of the developing ear. In an Lmx1a functional null mutant, dreher (dr(J)/dr(J)), the inner ears lack a(More)
MOTIVATION At the core of most protein gene-finding algorithms are the coding measures used to make a decision on coding/non-coding. Of the protein coding measures, the Fourier measure is one of the most important. However, due to the limited length of the windows usually used, the accuracy of the measure is not satisfactory. This paper is devoted to(More)
The possibility of GABAA receptor heterogeneity in goldfish retina was studied with immunocytochemical and biochemical approaches: 1) immunoblotted membrane particulates of goldfish retina with mAb 62-3G1; 2) immunoprecipitation of the detergent-solubilized membrane proteins with mAb 62-3G1 followed by the receptor binding assay; 3) photoaffinity labeling(More)
We study the role of the diffusive interaction in plankton dynamics in a patchy environment. We use a minimal reaction-diffusion model of the nutrient-plankton-fish food chain to simulate the diffusive interaction between fish-populated and fish-free habitats. We show that such interaction can give rise to spatiotemporal plankton patterns. The plankton(More)
An improved multiple linear regression method has been proposed to predict the content of alpha-helix and beta-strand of a globular protein based on its primary sequence. The amino acid composition and the auto-correlation functions based on the hydrophobicity profile of the primary sequence have been taken into account in the algorithm. The resubstitution(More)
Dry autoradiography was used to determine the distribution of GABAA binding sites in tiger salamander retina. High-affinity binding of [3H]-flunitrazepam [( 3H]-FNZ) was used to localize benzodiazepine receptors (BZR) and [3H]-muscimol was used to localize the GABAA recognition site. Specific [3H]-FNZ binding was present only in the inner retina, primarily(More)
There is strong demand for solutions to security problems in various wireless networks, such as WiFi, WiMAX, 3GPP and WSN, not only for the individual networks themselves but also for the integration of these networks. A complete solution cannot be proposed by piecemeal proposals but requires a holistic examination of all security concerns. The solution(More)
High-performance liquid chromatography was used to determine the types and amounts of retinoids bound to interstitial retinol-binding protein (IRBP) during light- and dark-adaptation in frogs. IRBP was separated from CRBP and CRA1BP by ion-exchange chromatography and quantitated by determining the amount of Serva Blue R dye bound to it in stained sodium(More)