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  1. Taste receptor cells are responsible for transducing chemical stimuli into electrical signals that lead to the sense of taste. An important second messenger in taste transduction is IP3, which is involved in both...

    Authors: Tod R Clapp, Leslie M Stone, Robert F Margolskee and Sue C Kinnamon

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2001 2:6

    Content type: Research article

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  2. A previous report showed that the open field behavior of rats sensitized to the dopamine agonist quinpirole satisfies 5 performance criteria for compulsive checking behavior. In an effort to extend the paralle...

    Authors: Henry Szechtman, Michael J Eckert, Wai S Tse, Jonathan T Boersma, Carlo A Bonura, Jessica Z McClelland, Kirsten E Culver and David Eilam

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2001 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection continues to increase at alarming rates in drug abusers, especially in women. Drugs of abuse can cause long-lasting damage to the brain and HIV infection frequently...

    Authors: Jadwiga Turchan, Caroline Anderson, Kurt F Hauser, Qinmiao Sun, Jiayou Zhang, Ying Liu, Phyllis M Wise, Inna Kruman, William Maragos, Mark P Mattson, Rosemarie Booze and Avindra Nath

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2001 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Chemical methods of transfection that have proven successful with cell lines often do not work with primary cultures of neurons. Recent data, however, suggest that linear polymers of the cation polyethyleneimi...

    Authors: Craig Horbinski, Michal K Stachowiak, Dennis Higgins and Sarah G Finnegan

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2001 2:2

    Content type: Methodology article

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  5. The fly visual system is a highly ordered brain structure with well-established physiological and behavioral functions. A large number of interneurons in the posterior part of the third visual neuropil, the lo...

    Authors: Tilmann M Brotz, Eckart D Gundelfinger and Alexander Borst

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2001 2:1

    Content type: Research article

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