Advertisement

Brain Gangliosides and Thermal Adaptation in Vertebrates

  • Hinrich Rahmann
  • Reinhard Hilbig
  • Wolfgang Probst
  • Martin Muhleisen
Chapter
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 174)

Abstract

The ability of the vertebrates to adapt to fluctuations in their environment is mainly based upon adaptive changes within the CNS, in which the synapses have been shown to be the most sensitive structures. Therefore it is assumed that changes in the physico-chemical properties of the synaptic membrane probably are responsible for maintaining adequate transmission and possibly related kinds of adaptive neuronal processes.

Keywords

Sialic Acid Synaptic Transmission Synaptic Membrane Cartilaginous Fish Thermal Adaptation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    H. Rahmann, H. Rosner, and H. Breer, A functional model of sialoglyco-macromolecules in synaptic transmission and memory formation, J. Theor. Biol. 57:231 (1976).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    H. Rahmann, W. Probst, and M. Muhleisen, Gangliosides and synaptic transmission (Review), Japan. J. Exp. Med. 52:275 (1982).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    H. Rahmann, Functional implication of gangliosides in synaptic transmission, Neurochem. Intern., 5:539 (review) (1983).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    L. Svennerholm and P. Fredman, A procedure for the quantitative isolation of brain gangliosides, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 617:97 (1980).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    H. Rosner, A new thin-layer chromatigraphie approach for separation of multisialogangliosides, Analyt. Biochem. 109:437 (1980).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    R. K. Yu and S. Ando, Structures of some new complex gangliosides of fish brain, Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 125:33 (1980).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    L. Svennerholm, Ganglioside designation, Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 125:11 (1980).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    H. Rahmann, M. Muhleisen, R. Hilbig, S. Sonnino, and G. Tettamanti, in preparation.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    H. Rahmann, U. Seybold, and V. Seybold, Comparative developmental profiles of brain gangliosides in fishes and birds, in: “Ganglioside structure, function and biomedical potential”. Intern. Soc. Neurochem. Satellite Meeting. Vancouver (abstract) (1983).Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    W. Probst and H. Rahmann, Influence of temperature changes on the ability of gangliosides to complex with Ca2+, J. Therm. Biol. 5:243 (1980).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    M. Muhleisen, W. Probst, K. Hayashi, and H. Rahmann, Calcium binding to liposomes composed of negatively charged lipid moieties, Japan Exp. Med. 53:103 (1983).Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    W. Probst, D. Mobius, and H. Rahmann, Surface behavior of gangliosides at different temperatures, Hoppe-Seyler’s Z. Physiol. Chem. 363:1313 (1983).Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    W. Probst, A. Choms, and H. Rahmann, Ultrastructural differences of synapses in the optic tectum of teleosts following seasonal acclimatization, J. Therm. Biol. 8:442 (1983).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hinrich Rahmann
    • 1
  • Reinhard Hilbig
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Probst
    • 1
  • Martin Muhleisen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyUniversity of Stuttgart-HohenheimStuttgart 70HohenheimWest Germany

Personalised recommendations