Accession Number:

ADA256400

Title:

Cytochemical Organization of the Retino-Suprachiasmatic System.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 May 1991-14 May 1992,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF NEUROSURGERY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-03

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This document analyzes, calcium behavior of cultured cells from the SCN. Using digitally enhanced video imaging, we have studied the responses of both neurons and glial cells to glutamate and to several other substances found in the SCN. It has been taken several years to get the apparatus functioning, but we are now in a good position to make use of both the low light computer enhanced video system and the confocal laser scanning microscope to study the behavior of living SCN cells. One of the strong advantages of this approach is that single cells can be studied. or interacting groups of cells can be studied simultaneously.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE