Barrington Jackson

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Tail suspension-induced immobility in rodents is specifically antagonized by antidepressants, and has been proposed as an animal model of depression. Marked differences in tail suspension-induced immobility were observed among nine inbred mouse strains, ranging from 1±0.3 to 96±8-s in a 300-s test period. Moreover, these nine strains could be ranked in four(More)
Competition by the potent selective H1-receptor antagonist temelastine (SK & F 93944) with [3H]mepyramine binding to mouse cortex H1-receptors has been measured in vitro and vivo. The data were compared with that obtained using the classical H1-receptor antagonists mepyramine and promethazine and indicated that temelastine has relatively low ability to(More)
Cholestyramine was administered to hamsters at 6 doses in the diet for 1 week. Plasma cholesterol, LDL + VLDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol were measured after this period. Bile acid excretion was measured in faeces collected over the final 24 h of the experiment. A dose-response curve for each parameter measured was constructed using data from individual(More)
Neutral cholesteryl ester hydrolase activity has been described in the cytosolic and microsomal fraction of rat liver, but the relationship of these activities to other parameters of hepatic cholesterol metabolism is not known. We have studied this in the hamster by manipulating the flux of cholesterol across the liver by dietary modifications. A bile acid(More)
The effects of two dietary treatments on parameters of cholesterol metabolism were studied. Hamsters were maintained on diets containing 2% (w/w) cholesterol or 20% (w/w) hydrogenated coconut oil for 4 weeks. Both diets induced a hypercholesterolaemia. The effects of the two treatments on hepatic and intestinal acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase activity(More)
A 33-year-old woman presenting with secondary amenorrhea and galactorrhea was found to have a Sertoli cell tumor of the ovary. The neoplasm also had a sex cord tumor with annular tubules (SCTAT) component. Further investigations revealed that in many respects the patient was endocrinologically pregnant. She had markedly elevated serum estrogen and(More)
ATP citrate (pro-S)-lyase (EC, a cytosolic enzyme that generates acetyl-CoA for cholesterol and fatty acid synthesis de novo, is a potential target for hypolipidaemic intervention. Here we describe the biological effects of the inhibition of ATP citrate-lyase on lipid metabolism in Hep G2 cells, and plasma lipids in rats and dogs, by using(More)