Changes in plasma LH, testosterone, and estrogens were investigated throughout reproduction and molt in free-living male and female emperor (Aptenodytes forsteri) and adelie (Pygoscelis adeliae) penguins. In both sexes and species, plasma LH and gonadal steroids were severalfold above basal level at the time of arrival on the breeding grounds, suggesting… (More)
The efficacy of transcervical insertions of quinacrine hydrochloride pellets to produce tubal occlusion has been evaluated in a study of 139 women in Santiago, Chile. At one year, the pregnancy rate was 3.1%, an acceptable rate for a nonsurgical method of female sterilization.
AIM To evaluate spasticity under controlled velocities and torques in children with cerebral palsy (CP) using a manual spasticity evaluator. METHOD The study involved 10 children with spastic CP (six males, four females; mean age 10 y 1 mo, SD 2 y 9 mo, range 7-16 y; one with quadriplegia, six with right hemiplegia, three with left hemiplegia; Gross Motor… (More)
The safety and efficacy of the repeated transcervical instillation of quinacrine hydrochloride in a suspension of 5 ml of 2% Xylocaine was evaluated in 200 patients. All instillation procedures were performed during the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle: the second instillation was made in the first menstrual cycle following the initial… (More)
Stimulation of muscarinic receptors by carbachol and activation of protein kinase C elicits the translocation of calmodulin (CaM) from membranes to cytosol in the human neuroblastoma cell line SK-N-SH. Our previous studies have suggested a role for protein kinase C in the regulation of CaM redistribution. To explore further the role of protein kinase C in… (More)
Heterologous radioimmunoassays (RIAs) for the mammalian prodynorphin end products, alpha-neo-endorphin, dynorphin A(1-17), dynorphin A(1-8), and dynorphin B(1-13) were used to screen brain extracts obtained from representatives of the major surviving orders of reptiles: Chelonia (Pseudemys scripta), Squamata (Anolis carolinensis), and Crocodylia (Alligator… (More)
The effects of slow- and fast-releasing quinacrine pellets and tetracycline tablets on the genital tracts of 20 cynomolgus monkeys was evaluated. After surgical implantation of the pellets, the primates were observed for three months. No signs of toxic effects to the drugs were observed during the three-month period and on autopsy. Histopathological… (More)