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Neural proliferation in the sensory ganglia following capsaicin-induced neuronal death
In the adult mammalian nervous system, new neurons are created by the process of neurogenesis in only two accepted regions, the subventricular and subgranular zones. However, we have reported that the number of neurons in ...
THE DYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS AND DRUG-TAKING: EVIDENCE FROM BEHAVIOR ANALYSES IN RATS
Extensive research links circadian rhythms and drug addiction. In this thesis I examined the interaction between circadian rhythms and drug-taking. In my first experiment, I studied the effect of free-running (non-entrained) ...
PHYSIOLOGICAL INTEGRATION OF SEASONAL AND DAILY CUES IN THE NORTH AMERICAN BROWN BEAR
Timekeeping enables organisms to accurately and reliably perform functions integral to survival, such as reproduction, migration, and hibernation. The grizzly bear (Ursos arctos horribilis) is a highly adaptable species ...
CREB-Dependent Regulation of Dendritic Morphology
A significant number of human developmental and psychiatric disorders are strongly correlated with abnormalities in the dendritic morphology of neurons. The dendritic arbor of a neuron, a set of tree branch-like projections, ...
ROLE OF LEPTIN IN HIPPOCAMPAL SYNAPTOGENESIS
Leptin is a key regulator of food intake and energy homeostasis. In the brain, the hypothalamus is considered the primary site for leptin activity and its effects on feeding. However, leptin has been shown to affect ...
INTRINSIC MEMBRANE ADAPTATIONS TO COCAINE EXPOSURE AND SLEEP DEPRIVATION
The intrinsic membrane properties of neurons integrate excitatory and inhibitory synaptic inputs and help determine action potential output. Cellular adaptations in intrinsic membrane excitability (IME) in response to a ...