Arthur M. Read

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OBJECTIVES In the current study we have profiled a range of compounds at alpha 1 adrenoceptor subtypes in vitro and have assessed their effects in vivo using the anesthetized dog in an attempt to elucidate the predominant alpha 1 adrenoceptor subtype mediating contractile responses of the canine prostate. METHODS The affinity of compounds for alpha 1(More)
1. The pharmacological characteristics of cloned mammalian alpha 1A/D-, alpha 1B- and alpha 1C-adrenoceptor subtypes expressed in rat 1 fibroblasts were determined in comparison to the binding and functional properties of these subtypes in rat tissues. 2. Analysis of [3H]-prazosin binding to membrane homogenates from rat 1 fibroblast cells expressing each(More)
Phosphoinositide hydrolysis is thought to be important in regulating a variety of intracellular signals, including Ca++ and prostaglandins, both of which have been implicated in the action of oxytocin during uterine smooth muscle contraction. We investigated the in vitro effect of oxytocin and various other uterotonic agents on phosphoinositide hydrolysis(More)
The involvement of phosphoinositide hydrolysis in the action of oxytocin and vasopressin on the uterus was investigated in gestational myometrium and decidua cells by measuring the production of inositol phosphates. Both peptides stimulated a dose related increase in all three inositol phosphates in myometrium. This may be related to the control of(More)
Vasopressin and oxytocin both stimulated inositol phosphate accumulation in isolated uterine decidua cells. Pretreatment of cells with the phorbol ester 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) prevented this agonist-induced phosphoinositide hydrolysis. TPA (0.1 microM) alone had no effect on basal inositol phosphate accumulation, but stimulated(More)
Aims. We describe in detail the nature of XMM-Newton EPIC background and its various complex components, summarising the new findings of the XMM-Newton EPIC background working group, and provide XMM-Newton background blank sky event files for use in the data analysis of diffuse and extended sources. Methods. Blank sky event file data sets are produced from(More)
The production of inositol phosphates in response to carbachol was studied in rat anterior pituitary tissue prelabelled with [3H]inositol. Carbachol (10 microM) stimulated inositol mono-, bis- and trisphosphate production (IP1, IP2 and IP3) by 360 +/- 49, 338 +/- 49 and 503 +/- 49 (mean +/- SEM, P less than 0.001) percent respectively during a 30 min(More)
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