Corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) is an important mediator in the stress response. Previous studies in rodent models demonstrated that stress-induced colonic hypersensitivity was inhibited by CRF1 receptor antagonism. As CRF(1)R-deficient mice have (+/+), CRF(1)R (+/-) and CRF(1)R (-/-) mice colonic sensitivity was assessed via a visceromotor behavioural… (More)
We have chemically characterized a preparation of halitoxins, (1,3 alkyl-pyridinium salts) isolated from the marine sponge Callyspongia ridleyi. At concentrations of 50 and 5 microg/ml the halitoxin preparation caused irreversible membrane potential depolarization, decreased input resistance and inhibited evoked action potentials when applied to cultured… (More)
Front Cover: Walk-up towers erected in numerous locations throughout the Forest provide access for studies at different levels in the forest canopy as well as panoramic views across the landscape. Back Cover: The Prospect Hill fire tower as seen from the hemlock stand walk-up tower.