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Lateral Hypothalamic Signaling Mechanisms Underlying Feeding Stimulation: Differential Contributions Of Src Family Tyrosine Kinases To Feeding Triggered Either By Nmda Injection Or By Food Deprivation, Arshad Khan, Herman H. Cheung, Elizabeth R. Gillard, Jennifer A. Palarca, Derek S. Welsbie, James W. Gurd, B. Glenn Stanley Nov 2004

Lateral Hypothalamic Signaling Mechanisms Underlying Feeding Stimulation: Differential Contributions Of Src Family Tyrosine Kinases To Feeding Triggered Either By Nmda Injection Or By Food Deprivation, Arshad Khan, Herman H. Cheung, Elizabeth R. Gillard, Jennifer A. Palarca, Derek S. Welsbie, James W. Gurd, B. Glenn Stanley

Arshad M. Khan, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


High-Resolution Serum Proteomic Patterns For Ovarian Cancer Detection, Keith A. Baggerly, Sarah R. Edmonson, Jeffrey S. Morris, Kevin R. Coombes Nov 2004

High-Resolution Serum Proteomic Patterns For Ovarian Cancer Detection, Keith A. Baggerly, Sarah R. Edmonson, Jeffrey S. Morris, Kevin R. Coombes

Jeffrey S. Morris

No abstract provided.


A Spiroplasma Associated With Tremor Disease In The Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir Sinensis), Wen Wang, Bohai Wen, Gail E. Gasparich, Ningning Zhu, Liwen Rong, Jianxiu Chen, Zaikuan Xu Aug 2004

A Spiroplasma Associated With Tremor Disease In The Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir Sinensis), Wen Wang, Bohai Wen, Gail E. Gasparich, Ningning Zhu, Liwen Rong, Jianxiu Chen, Zaikuan Xu

Gail Gasparich

An epidemic of tremor disease has been a serious problem in Chinese mitten crabs, Eriocheir sinensis, in China in recent years. The disease-causing agent was previously considered to be a rickettsia-like organism. Here, analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence, light and electron microscopy and cultivation in vitro were used to identify the agent. Sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA gene found it to have 98 % identity with that of Spiroplasma mirum. The agent was able to be passed through membrane filters with pores 220 nm in diameter and could be cultivated by inoculating the yolk sac of embryonated chicken ...


Effects Of Des-Aspartate-Angiotensin I On The Actions Of Angiotensin Iii In The Renal And Mesenteric Vasculature Of Normo-And Hypertensive Rats, Mohd Rais Mustafa, Murugan Dharmani, Kunheen N.K, Meng-Kwoon Sim Aug 2004

Effects Of Des-Aspartate-Angiotensin I On The Actions Of Angiotensin Iii In The Renal And Mesenteric Vasculature Of Normo-And Hypertensive Rats, Mohd Rais Mustafa, Murugan Dharmani, Kunheen N.K, Meng-Kwoon Sim

Mohd Rais Mustafa

An earlier study showed that des-aspartate-angiotensin I (DAA-I) attenuated the pressor action of angiotensin III in aortic rings of the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) but not the normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rat. The present study investigated similar properties of DAA-I in isolated perfused kidneys and mesenteric beds of WKY and SHR. In the renal vasculature, angiotensin III induced a dosedependent pressor response, which was more marked in the SHR than WKY in terms of significant greater magnitude of response and lower threshold. DAA-I attenuated the pressor action of angiotensin III in both the WKY and SHR. The attenuation in SHR ...


The Neurobiology Of Antiepileptic Drugs For The Treatment Of Nonepileptic Conditions, Michael A. Rogawski, Wolfgang Löscher Jul 2004

The Neurobiology Of Antiepileptic Drugs For The Treatment Of Nonepileptic Conditions, Michael A. Rogawski, Wolfgang Löscher

Michael A. Rogawski

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are commonly prescribed for nonepileptic conditions, including migraine headache, chronicneuropathic pain, mood disorders, schizophrenia and various neuromuscular syndromes. In many of these conditions, as in epilepsy, the drugs act by modifying the excitability of nerve (or muscle) through effects on voltage-gated sodium and calciumchannels or by promoting inhibition mediated by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptors. In neuropathic pain, chronic nerveinjury is associated with the redistribution and altered subunit compositions of sodium and calcium channels that predisposeneurons in sensory pathways to fire spontaneously or at inappropriately high frequencies, often from ectopic sites. AEDs maycounteract this abnormal activity by ...


The Neurobiology Of Antiepileptic Drugs, Michael Rogawski, Wolfgang Löscher Jun 2004

The Neurobiology Of Antiepileptic Drugs, Michael Rogawski, Wolfgang Löscher

Michael A. Rogawski

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) provide satisfactory control of seizures for most patients with epilepsy. The drugs have the remarkable ability to protect against seizures while permitting normal functioning of the nervous system. AEDs act on diverse molecular targets to selectively modify the excitability of neurons so that seizure-related firing is blocked without disturbing non-epileptic activity. This occurs largely through effects on voltage-gated sodium and calcium channels, or by promoting inhibition mediated by GABA-A (γ-aminobutyric acid, type A) receptors. The subtle biophysical modifications inchannel behaviour that are induced by AEDs are often functionally opposite to defects in channel properties that are caused ...


Food Based Approaches For A Healthy Nutrition In Africa, Mamoudou Hama Dicko May 2004

Food Based Approaches For A Healthy Nutrition In Africa, Mamoudou Hama Dicko

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

The latest estimates of the FAO demonstrate the problems of the fight against hunger. These problems are manifested by the ever-increasing number of chronically undernourished people worldwide. Their numbers during the 1999-2001 period were estimated at about 840 million of which 798 million live in developing countries. Sub-Saharan Africa alone represented 198 million of those. In this part of Africa the prevalence of undernourishment ranges from 5-34%, causing growth retardation and insufficient weight gain among one third of the children under five years of age and resulting in a mortality of 5-15% among these children. Malnutrition resulting from undernourishment is ...


A Hidden Markov Model Capable Of Predicting And Discriminating Β-Barrel Outer Membrane Proteins, Pantelis G. Bagos, Theodore D. Liakopoulos, Ioannis C. Spyropoulos, Stavros J. Hamodrakas Jan 2004

A Hidden Markov Model Capable Of Predicting And Discriminating Β-Barrel Outer Membrane Proteins, Pantelis G. Bagos, Theodore D. Liakopoulos, Ioannis C. Spyropoulos, Stavros J. Hamodrakas

Pantelis Bagos

BACKGROUND: Integral membrane proteins constitute about 20-30% of all proteins in the fully sequenced genomes. They come in two structural classes, the alpha-helical and the beta-barrel membrane proteins, demonstrating different physicochemical characteristics, structure and localization. While transmembrane segment prediction for the alpha-helical integral membrane proteins appears to be an easy task nowadays, the same is much more difficult for the beta-barrel membrane proteins. We developed a method, based on a Hidden Markov Model, capable of predicting the transmembrane beta-strands of the outer membrane proteins of gram-negative bacteria, and discriminating those from water-soluble proteins in large datasets. The model is trained ...


Rosenzweig's Messianic Aesthetics, Jules Simon Jan 2004

Rosenzweig's Messianic Aesthetics, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

No abstract provided.


Neurosteroids: Endogenous Modulators Of Seizure Susceptibility, Michael A. Rogawski, Doodipala S. Reddy Dec 2003

Neurosteroids: Endogenous Modulators Of Seizure Susceptibility, Michael A. Rogawski, Doodipala S. Reddy

Michael A. Rogawski

No abstract provided.


Intravenous 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose Injection Rapidly Elevates Levels Of The Phosphorylated Forms Of P44/42 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases (Extracellularly Regulated Kinases 1/2) In Rat Hypothalamic Parvicellular Paraventricular Neurons, Arshad Khan, Alan G. Watts Dec 2003

Intravenous 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose Injection Rapidly Elevates Levels Of The Phosphorylated Forms Of P44/42 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases (Extracellularly Regulated Kinases 1/2) In Rat Hypothalamic Parvicellular Paraventricular Neurons, Arshad Khan, Alan G. Watts

Arshad M. Khan, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Ζωϊκά Και Ανθρώπινα Οστά Στα Αρχαιολογικά Σύνολα. Προβληματική Και Διαχωρισμός, Anastasia Tsaliki Dec 2003

Ζωϊκά Και Ανθρώπινα Οστά Στα Αρχαιολογικά Σύνολα. Προβληματική Και Διαχωρισμός, Anastasia Tsaliki

Dr Anastasia Tsaliki, PhD

No abstract provided.