Publications on Pleurobranchaea

Bicker, G., Davis, W. J., Matera, E. M., Kovac, M. P. and StormoGipson, D. J. 1982. Chemoreception and mechanoreception in the gastropod mollusc Pleurobranchaea californica. I. Extracellular analysis of afferent pathways.  J. Comp. Physiol. 149, 221-223.

Bicker, G., Davis, W. J., Matera. 1982. Chemoreception and mechanoreception in the gastropod mollusc Pleurobranchaea californica. II. Neuroanatomical and intracellular analysis of afferent pathways.  J. Comp. Physiol. 149, 235-250.

Cattaneo-Vietti, R. 1986. On pleurobranchomorpha from Italian seas (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia).  Veliger 28, 302-309.

Cattaneo-Vietti, R., Burlando, B. and Senes, L. 1993. Life history and diet of Pleurobranchaea meckelii (opisthobranchia, notaspidea).  Journal of Molluscan Studies 59, 309-313.

Ciavatta, M. L., Trivellone, E., Villani, G. and Cimino, G. 1993. Membrenones:  New polypropionates from the skin of the mediterranean mollusc Pleurobranchus membranaceus Tetrahedron Letters 34, 6791-6794.

Cohan, C. S. and Mpitsos, G. J. 1983. The generation of rhythmic activity in a distributed motor system.  J. Exp. Biol. 102, 25-42.

Cohan, C. S. and Mpitsos, G. J. 1983. Selective recruitment of interganglionic interneurones during different motor patterns inPleurobranchaea.  J. Exp. Biol. 102, 43-57.

Croll, R. P., Albuquerque, T. and Fitzpatrick, L. 1987. Hyperphagia resulting from gut denervation in the sea slug, Pleurobranchaea.  Behav. Neural Biol. 47, 212-218.

Croll, R. P. and Davis, W. J. 1987. Neural mechanisms of motor program switching in Pleurobranchaea.  In Higher Brain Functions:  Recent Explorations of the Brain’s Emergent Properties, Ed, S. P. Wise.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  pp. 157-179.

Croll, R., Davis, W. J. and Kovac, M. P. 1984. Neural mechanisms of motor program switching in the mollusc Pleurobranchaea. I. Central motor programs underlying ingestion, egestion, and the “neutral” rhythm(s).  J. Neurosci. 5, 48-55.

Croll, R., Davis, W. J. and Kovac, M. P. 1984. Neural mechanisms of motor program switching in the mollusc Pleurobranchaea. II. Role of the ventral white cell, anterior ventral, and B3 buccal neurons.  J. Neurosci. 5, 56-63.

Croll, R., Davis, W. J. and Kovac, M. P. 1984. Neural mechanisms of motor program switching in the mollusc Pleurobranchaea. III. Role of the paracerebral neurons and other identified brain neurons.  J. Neurosci. 5, 64-71.

Cruz, L., Moroz, L. L., Gillette, R. and Sweedler, J. V. 1997. Nitrite and nitrate levels in individual molluscan neurons: Single-cell capillary electrophoresis analysis.  J. Neurochem. 69, 110-115.

Davis, W. J. 1979. Behavioral hierarchies.  Trends Neurosci. 2, 5-7.

Davis, W. J. 1983. Neural consequences of experience in Pleurobranchaea californica.  J. Physiol. (Paris) 78, 793-798.

Davis, W. J. and Gillette, R. 1978. Neural correlates of behavioral plasticity in command neurons in Pleurobranchaea.  Science 199, 801-804.

Davis, W. J., Gillette, R. Kovac, M. P., Croll, R. P, and Matera, E. M. 1983. Organization of synaptic inputs to paracerebral feeding command interneurons of Pleurobranchaea californica III.  Modifications induced by experience.  J. Neurophysiol. 49, 1557-1572.

Davis, W. J. and Kovac, M. P. 1981. The command neuron and the organization of movement.  Trends Neurosci. 4, 73-76.

Davis, W. J., Kovac, M. P., Croll, R. P. and Matera, E. M. 1984. Brain oscillator(s) underlying rhythmic cerebral and buccal motor output in the mollusc, Pleurobranchaea californica.  J. Exp. Biol. 110, 1-15.

Davis, W. J. and Matera, E. M. 1982. Chemoreception in gastropod molluscs:  Electron microscopy of putative receptor cells.  J. Neurobiol. 13, 79-84.

Davis, W. J. and Mpitsos, G. J. 1971. Behavioral choice and habituation in the marine mollusk Pleurobranchaea californica.  Z. Vergl. Physiol. 75, 207-232.

Davis, W. J., Mpitsos, G. J. and Pinneo, J. M.1974. The behavioral hierarchy of the Pleurobranchaea.  I. The dominant position of the feeding behavior.  J. Comp. Physiol. 90, 207-224.

Davis, W. J., Mpitsos, G. J. and Pinneo, J. M. 1974. The behavioral hierarchy of the Pleurobranchaea.  II. Hormonal suppression of feeding associated with egg-laying.  J. Comp. Physiol. 90, 225-243.

Davis, W. J., Mpitsos, G. J., Pinneo, J. M. and Ram, J. L. 1977. Modification of the behavioral hierarchy of Pleurobranchaea.  I. Satiation and feeding motivation.  J. Comp. Physiol. 117, 99-127.

Davis, W. J., Mpitsos, G. J., Siegler, M. V. S., Pinneo, J. M and Davis, K. B.1974.  Neuronal substrates of behavioral hierarchies and associative learning in Pleurobranchaea.  Amer. Zool. 14, 1037-1050..

Davis, W. J., Siegler, M. V. S. and Mpitsos, G. J. 1973. Distributed neuronal oscillators and efference copy in the feeding system ofPleurobranchaea.  J. Neurophysiol. 36, 258-274.

Davis, W. J., Villet, J., Lee, D., Rigler, M., Gillette, R. and Prince, E. 1980. Selective and differential avoidance learning in the feeding and withdrawal behavior of Pleurobranchaea californica.  J. Comp. Physiol. 138, 157-165.

Dickinson, P. S. 1979. Homologous neurons control movements of diverse gill types in nudibranch molluscs.  J. Comp. Physiol. 131, 277-283.

Dickinson, P. S. 1989a. Gill control in the notaspidean Pleurobranchaea and possible homologies with nudibranchs.  J. Comp. Physiol. 139, 11-16.

Floyd, P. D., Moroz, L. L., Gillette, R. and Sweedler, J. V. 1998. Capillary electrophoresis analysis of nitric oxide synthase related metabolites in single identified neurons.  Analytical Chemistry 70, 2243-2247.

Fuller, R. R., Moroz, L. L., Gillette, R. and Sweedler, J. V.1998.  Serotonin and related molecules in single neurons: Direct analysis of intracellular concentrations by capillary electrophoresis with fluorescence spectroscopy.  Neuron 20, 173-181.

Gillette, M. U. 1984. Stimulation of chemosensory pathways and intra-cellular alkalinization mimic cAMP activation of endogenous bursting in feeding command neurones.  J. Exp. Biol. 111, 239-245.

Gillette, M. U. and Gillette, R. 1983. Bursting neurons command consum-matory feeding behavior and coordinated visceral receptiv-ity in the predatory mollusk Pleurobranchaea.  J. Neuroscience 3, 1791-1806.

Gillette, R. 1983. Intracellular alkalinization potentiates slow inward current and prolonged bursting in a molluscan neuron. J. Neurophysiol. 49, 509-515.

Gillette, R. The role of neural command in fixed action patterns of behaviour.  In Aims and Methods in Neuroethology, pp. 46-79, ed. D. M.  Guthrie.  Manchester University Press, 1987.

Gillette, R.  Second messengers as elements of the endogen-ous neuronal oscillator.  In Pulsatility in Neuroendocrine Systems, ed. G. Leng.  CRC Press, 1988.

Gillette, R.2006. Evolution and function in serotonergic systems.  Integr. Comp. Biol.  In press.

Gillette, R. and Davis, W. J. 1977. The role of the metacerebral giant neurone in the feeding behaviour of Pleurobranchaea.  J. Comp. Physiol. 116, 129-159.

Gillette, R., Gillette, M. U. and Davis, W. J. 1980. Action potential broadening and endogenously sustained bursting are substrates of command ability in a feeding neuron of Pleurobranchaea.  J. Neurophysiol. 43: 669-685.

Gillette, R., Gillette, M. U., and Davis, W. J. 1982a. Substrates of command ability in a buccal neuron of Pleurobranchaea. I. Mec-h-anisms of action potential broadening.  J. comp. Physiol. 146, 449-459.

Gillette, R., Gillette, M. U., and Davis, W. J. 1982b. Substrates of command ability in a buccal neuron of Pleurobranchaea. II. Po-t-ential role of cyclic AMP.  J. comp. Physiol. 146, 461-470.

Gillette, R., Gillette, M. U., Lipeski, L. and Connor, J. 1990. Specific pH- and Ca2+/calmodulin-sensitive phosphorylation of a unique protein in molluscan nervous tissue. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1036, 207-212.

Gillette, R. and Green, D. J. 1983. Phenothiazines mimic the action of cAMP in potentiating slow inward current in a bursting molluscan neuron.  Brain Res. 272, 384-386.

Gillette, R. and Green, D. J. 1987. Calcium dependence of voltage sensitivity in adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic phosphate-stimulated sodium current.  J. Physiol. (Lond.) 393, 233-243.

Gillette, R., Huang, R.-C., Hatcher, N. and Moroz, L.L. 2000. Cost-benefit analysis potential in feeding behavior of a predatory snail by integration of gunger, taste and pain. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 97, 3585-3590.

Gillette, R. and Jing, J. 2001. The role of the escape swim motor network in the organization of behavioral hierarchy and arousal inPleurobranchaea. Symposium on Swimming in Opisthobranch Mollusks: Contributions to Control of Motor Behavior.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, 1999, Atlanta.  American Zoologist 41, 983-992.

Gillette, R., Kovac, M. P. and Davis, W. J. 1978. Command neurons in Pleurobranchaea receive synaptic feedback from the motor network they excite.  Science 199, 798-801.

Gillette, R., Kovac, M. P. and Davis, W. J. 1982. Control of feeding motor output by paracerebral neurons in the brain of Pleurobranchaea californica.  J. Neurophysiol. 47, 885-908.

Gillette, R., Saeki, M. and Huang, R.-C. 1991. Defense mechanisms in notaspidean snails: Acid humor and evasiveness.  J. Exp. Biol. 156, 335-347.

Gilly, W., Gillette, R. and McFarlane, M. 1997. Fast and slow activation kinetics of voltage-gated sodium channels in molluscan neurons.  J. Neurophysiol 77, 2373-2384.

Green, D.J. and Gillette, R. 1983. Patch- and voltage-clamp analysis of cyclic AMP-stimulated inward current underlying neurone bursting.  Nature 306, 784-785.

Green, D. J. and Gillette, R.1988. Regulation of cyclic AMP-dependent ion current by intracellular pH, calcium and calmodulin blockers. J. Neurophy-siol. 59, 248-258.

Huang, R.-C. and Gillette, R. 1985. Mixed signals in chemosensory regulation of feeding behavior:  Motivation tips the balance inPleurobranchaea.  Soc. Neurosci. Abs. 11, 78.2.

Hatcher, N.G., Sudlow, L.C., Moroz, L.L. and Gillette, R. 2006. Nitric Oxide potentiates cAMP-gated cation current in feeding neurons of Pleurobranchaea californica independent of cAMP and cGMP signaling pathways. J. Neurophysiol. 95, 3219-3227.

Huang, R.-C. and Gillette, R. 1991. Kinetic analysis of cAMP-activated Na+ current in the molluscan neuron:  A diffusion-reaction model.  J. Gen. Physiol. 98, 835-348.

Huang, R.-C. and Gillette, R. 1993. Coregulation of cyclic AMP-activated Na+ current by Ca2+.  J. Physiol. 462, 307-320.

Hurst, W. J., Moroz, L. L., Gillette, M. U. and Gillette, R.1999. Nitric oxide synthase immunolabeling in the molluscan CNS and peripheral tissues. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 262, 545-548.

Jing, J. and Gillette, R. 1995. Neuronal elements that mediate escape swimming and suppress feeding behavior in the predatory seaslugPleurobranchaea.  J. Neurophysiol., 74, 1900-1910.

Jing, J. and Gillette, R. 1999. The central pattern generator for escape swimming in the sea slug Pleurobranchaea californica.  J. Neurophysiol. 81, 654-657.

Jing, J. and Gillette, R. 2000. Distinct Corollary Outputs of the Escape Swim Motor Network Mediate a Behavioral Switch and Excite a Distributed Serotonergic Network in Pleurobranchaea. J. Neurophysiol., 83, 1346-1355.

Jing, J. and Gillette, R. 2003. Directional avoidance turns encoded by single neurons and sustained by multifunctional serotonergic cells.  J. Neurosci. 23, 3039-3051.

Kovac, M. P. and Davis, W. J. 1977. Behavioral choice:  Neurophysiological mechanism in Pleurobranchaea.  Science 198, 632-634.

Kovac, M. P. and Davis, W. J. 1980. Neural mechanism underlying behavioral choice in Pleurobranchaea.  J. Neurophysiol. 43, 469-487.

Kovac, M. P. and Davis, W. J. 1980. Reciprocal inhibition between feeding and withdrawal behaviors in Pleurobranchaea.  J. Comp. Physiol. 139, 77-86.

Kovac, M. P., Davis, W. J., Matera, E. M. and Croll, R. P.  Organization of synaptic inputs to paracerebral feeding command interneurons ofPleurobranchaea californica.  I. Excitatory inputs.  J. Neurophysiol. 49, 1517-1538.

Kovac, M. P., Davis, W. J., Matera, E. M. and Croll, R. P. 1983. Organization of synaptic inputs to paracerebral feeding command interneurons of Pleurobranchaea californica.  II. Inhibitory inputs.  J. Neurophysiol. 49, 1539-1556.

Kovac, M. P., Davis, W. J., Matera, E. M. and Gillette, R. 1982. Functional and structural correlates of cell size in paracerebral neurons ofPleurobranchaea californica.  J. Neurophysiol. 47, 909-927 .

Kovac, M. P., Davis, W. J., Matera, E. M., Morielli, A. and Croll, R. P. 1985. Learning:  Neural analysis in the isolated brain of a previously trained mollusc, Pleurobranchaea californica.  Brain Res. 331, 275-284.

Kovac, M. P., Matera, E. M., Volk, P. J. and Davis, W. J. 1986. Food avoidance learning is accompanied by synaptic attenuation in identified interneurons controlling feeding behavior in Pleurobranchaea.  J. Neurophysiol. 56, 891-905.

Lee, R. M. and Liegeois, R. J. 1974. Motor and sensory mechanism of feeding in Pleurobranchaea.  J. Neurobiol. 5, 545-564.

Lee, R. M. and Palovcik, R. A. 1976.  Behavioral states and feeding in the gastropod Pleurobranchaea.  Behav. Biol. 16, 251-266.

London, J. A. and Gillette, R. 1984. Rhythmic and bilaterally coordinated motor activity in the isolated brain of Pleurobranchaea.  J. Exp. Biol. 108, 471-475.

London, J. A. and Gillette, R. 1984. Functional roles and circuitry in an inhibitory pathway to feeding command neurones inPleurobranchaea.  J. Exp. Biol. 113, 423-446.

London, J. A. and Gillette, R. 1986. Mechanism for food avoidance learning in the central pattern generator of feeding behavior ofPleurobranchaea californica.  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 83, 4058-4062.

Marbach, A. and Tsurnamal, M.1973.  On the biology of Berthellina citrina (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) and its defensive acid secretion.  Mar. Biol. 21, 331-339.

Matera, E. M. and Davis, W. J. 1982. Paddle cilia (discocilia) in chemosensitive structures of the gastropod mollusk Pleurobranchaea californica.  Cell Tissue Res. 222, 25-40.

McClellan, A. D. 1982. Movements and motor patterns of the buccal mass of Pleurobranchaea during feeding, regurgitation and rejection.  J. Exp. Biol. 98, 195-211.

McClellan, A. D. 1982. Re-examination of presumed feeding motor activity in the isolated nervous system of Pleurobranchaea. J. Exp. Biol. 98, 195-211..

McClellan, A. D. 1983. Higher order neurons in buccal ganglia of Pleurobranchaea elicit vomiting motor activity.  J. Neurophysiol. 50, 658-670.

Morielli, A. D., Matera, E. M., Kovac, M. P., Shrum, R. G., McCormack, K. J. and Davis, W. J. 1986. Cholinergic suppression:  A postsynaptic mechanism of long-term associative learning.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83, 4556-4560.

Moroz, L. L. Chen, D., Gillette, M. U. and Gillette, R. 1996. Nitric oxide synthase activity in the molluscan CNS.  J. Neurochem. 66, 873-876.

Moroz, L. L. and Gillette, R.  From Polyplacophora to Cephalopoda:  Comparative analysis of nitric oxide signalling in the Mollusca.  Eighth International Symposium on Neurobiology of Invertebrates, v. 46 (2-4), Tihany, Hungary.  In Neurobiology of Invertebrates: Simple and Complex Regulatory Systems, pp.169-182, Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 1995.

Moroz, L. L. and Gillette, R.1996. NADPH-Diaphorase localization in the CNS and peripheral tissues of the predatory sea-slugPleurobranchaea californica.  J. Comp. Neurol. 367, 607-622.

Moroz, L. L., Norby, S. W., Cruz, L., Sweedler, J. V., Gillette, R. and Clarkson, R. B. 1998. Non-enzymatic production of nitric oxide (NO) from NO synthase inhibitors.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm.

Moroz, L. L., Sudlow, L. C., Jing, J. and Gillette, R.1997. Serotonin-immunoreactivity in peripheral  tissues of the opisthobranch molluscsPleurobranchaea californica and Tritonia diomedea.  J. Comp, Neurol. 382, 176-188.

Morse, M. P. 1984. Functional adaptations of the digestive system of the carnivorous mollusc Pleurobranchaea californica. MacFarland, 1966.  J. Morphol. 180, 253-262.

Mpitsos, G. J. and Cohan, C. S. 1986. Discriminative behavior and pavlovian conditioning in the mollusc Pleurobranchaea.  J. Neurobiol. 17, 469-486.

Mpitsos, G. J. and Cohan, C. S. 1986. Differential pavlovian conditioning in the mollusc Pleurobranchaea.  J. Neurobiol. 17, 487-497.

Mpitsos, G. J. and Cohan, C. S. 1986. Comparison of differential pavlovian conditioning in whole animals and physiological preparations ofPleurobranchaea:  Implications of motor pattern variability.  J. Neurobiol. 17, 499-516.

Mpitsos, G. J. and Cohan, C. S. 1986. Convergence in a distributed nervous system:  Parallel processing and self-organization.  J. Neurobiol. 17, 517-545.

Mpitsos, G. J. and Collins, S. D. 1978. Learning:  Rapid aversive conditioning in the gastropod mollusk Pleurobranchaea.  Science 188, 954-957.

Mpitsos, G. J., Collins, S. D. and McClellan, A. D. 1978. Learning:  A model system for physiological studies.  Science 199, 497-506.

Mpitsos, G. J. and Davis, W. J. 1973. Learning:  Classical and avoidance conditioning in the mollusk Pleurobranchaea.  Science 180, 317-320.

Mpitsos, G. J. and Lukowiak, K.  Learning in gastropod molluscs.  In The Mollusca, Ed.-in-Chief K. M. Wilbur, v. 9, Neurobiology and Behavior, part 1.  Ed. A. O. D. Willows.  Academic Press, New York, 1986).  pp. 95-267.

Mpitsos, G. J., Murray, T. F., Creech, H. C. and Barker, D. L. 1988. Muscarinic antagonist enhances one-trial food-aversion learning inPleurobranchaea.  Brain Res. Bull. 21, 169-179.

Ottaway, J. R. 1977. Pleurobranchaea novaezelandiae preying on Actinia tenebrosa.  New Zeal. J. Mar. Freshw. Res. 11, 125-130.

Palovcik, R. R., Basberg, B. A. and Ram, J. L. 1982. Behavioral state changes induced in Pleurobranchaea and Aplysia by serotonin.  Behav. Neural Biol. 35, 383-394.

Ram, J. L., Salpeter, S. R. and Davis, W. J. 1977. Pleurobranchaea egg-laying hormone:  localization and partial purification.  J. Comp. Physiol. 119, 173-194.

Siegler, M. V. S. 1977. Motor neurone coordination and sensory modulation in the feeding system of the mollusc Pleurobranchaea californica.  J. Exp. Biol. 71, 27-48.

Siegler, M. V. S., Mpitsos, G. J. and Davis, W. J. 1974. Motor organization and generation of rhythmic feeding output in buccal ganglion ofPleurobranchaea.  J. Neurophysiol. 37, 1173-1196.

Soinila, S. and Mpitsos, G. J. 1991. Immunohistochemistry of diverging and converging neurotransmitter systems in mollusks.  Biol. Bull. 181, 484-499.

Soinila, S., Mpitsos, G. J. and Panula, P. 1990. Comparative study of histamine immunoreactivity in nervous systems of Aplysia andPleurobranchaea.  J. Comp. Neurol. 298, 358-369.

Stuart, J.N., Ebaugh, J.D., Copes, A.L., Hatcher, N.G., Gillette, R. and Sweedler, J.V. 2004. Systemic serotonin sulfate in opisthobranch mollusks.  J. Neurochem. 90, 734-742.

Sudlow, L. C., Huang, R.-C., Green, D. J. and Gillette, R. 1993. cAMP-activated Na+ current of molluscan neurons is resistant to kinase inhibitors and is gated by cAMP in the isolated patch.  J. Neurosci. 13, 5188-5193.

Sudlow, L. C. and Gillette, R. 1995. Cyclic AMP-gated sodium current in neurons of the pedal ganglion of Pleurobranchaea californica is activated by serotonin.  J. Neurophysiol. 73, 630-636.

Sudlow, L. C. and Gillette, R. 1997. cAMP levels, adenylyl cyclase activity, and their stimulation by serotonin quantified in intact neurons.  J. Gen. Physiol. 110, 243-255.

Sudlow, L. C., Jing, J., Moroz, L. and Gillette, R. 1998. Serotonin immunoreactivity in the central nervous system of the marine molluscsPleurobranchaea californica and Tritonia diomedea.  J. Comp. Neurol. 395, 466-480.

Thompson, T. E. 1983. Detection of epithelial acid secretions in marine molluscs:  review of techniques, and new analytical methods.  Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 74A, 615-621.

Thompson, T. E. 1984. Histology of acid glands in Pleurobranchomorpha.  J. Moll. Stud. 50, 66-67.

Thompson, T. E. 1988. Acidic allomones in marine organisms.  J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 68, 499-517.

Thompson, T. E. and Slinn, D. J. 1959. On the biology of the opisthobranch Pleurobranchus membranaceus.  J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 38, 507-524.

Tsubokawa, R. and Okutani, T. 1991. Early life history of Pleurobranchaea japonica Thiele, 1925 (Opisthobranchia: Notaspidea).  Veliger 34, 1-13.

Willan, R. C. and Bertsch, H. 1987. Description of a new pleurobranch (Opisthobranchia: Notaspidea) from antarctic waters, with a review of notaspideans from southern polar seas.  Veliger 29, 292-302.

Wilson, M.A. and Gillette, R.1985.  pH sensitivity of calmodulin distrib-ution in nervous tissue fractions.  Brain Res. 331, 190-193 .

Wood, J. and von Baumgarten, R. J. 1972. Activity recorded from the statocyst nerve of Pleurobranchaea californica during rotation and at different tilts.  Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 43A, 495-502.