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Xanomeline [3(3-hexyloxy-1,2,5-thiadiazol-4-yl)-1,2,5,6-tetrahydro-1- methylpyridine] has been evaluated as a muscarinic receptor agonist. In vitro, xanomeline had high affinity for muscarinic receptors in brain homogenates, but had substantially less or no affinity for a number of other neurotransmitter receptors and uptake sites. In cells stably(More)
The dopamine system in weaver mutant mice (B6CBA-Aw-J/A background) was studied. Dopamine was 27% lower in the olfactory tubercle, 77% lower in the frontal cortex, and 75% lower in the striatum of 6-month-old weaver mice compared to control mice of the same age. Norepinephrine and serotonin were not lower in these brain areas. Tyrosine hydroxylase activity(More)
The excitatory amino acids L-glutamate and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) produced contractions of the myenteric plexus-longitudinal muscle preparation of the guinea pig ileum over the concentration range of 3 X 10(-6) to 10(-3) M. The contractile response to L-glutamate and NMDA, but not carbamyl choline, was blocked noncompetitively by 0.6 mM Mg++. In the(More)
The effects of 6-chloromelatonin and 6-fluoromelatonin on ovulation and LH and prolactin release in rats were determined. Both halogenated melatonin analogs were more potent ovulation blockers than melatonin. The halogenated melatonin analogs inhibited the ovulatory surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) but did not alter the proestrous prolactin surge, nor did(More)
Purkinje cells in the cerebellum receive inhibitory noradrenergic input from the locus coeruleus. In pcd mutant mice all Purkinje cells degenerate by 45 days of age. The purpose of the present studies was to determine if the loss of these cerebellar neurons affects the amounts of norepinephrine in the cerebellum of mice 25-280 days of age. No significant(More)
In an attempt to improve upon the M1 agonist activity of the selective M1 agonist xanomeline and related compounds, the M1 muscarinic efficacies and potencies of 3- and 6-substituted pyrazinylazacycles were varied by changing both the 3- and 6-substituents as well as the azacycle. Significant improvements in efficacy and potency over the previously prepared(More)
The present study was designed to determine the effects of bilateral lesions restricted to the medial preoptic area on reproductive function in rats. Adult female rats were placed in a stereotaxic instrument, and bilateral lesions were made in the medial preoptic area of the diencephalon using an anodic current and platinum or stainless steel electrodes.(More)
OBJECTIVE We assess the driving distraction potential of texting with Google Glass (Glass), a mobile wearable platform capable of receiving and sending short-message-service and other messaging formats. BACKGROUND A known roadway danger, texting while driving has been targeted by legislation and widely banned. Supporters of Glass claim the head-mounted(More)
The Purkinje cell degeneration mutant (pcd) is characterized by a complete loss of cerebellar Purkinje cells. Norepinephrine causes an accumulation of cyclic AMP in the cerebellum of pcd that is far greater than in normal mice. Experiments were conducted 1) to correlated changes in the cyclic-nucleotide response with a histologic examination of the(More)
Administration of a new specific serotonin uptake inhibitor, fluoxetine, depressed the firing rate of raphe neurons. A highly significant increase in serum prolactin levels was observed after ip injection of 30 mg/kg of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) in male or female rats pretreated with 10 mg/kg (ip) of fluoxetine. Neither 5-HTP nor fluoxetine given(More)