Brian M Curtis

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Chronic imbalance of the autonomic nervous system is a prevalent and potent risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events, including mortality. Although not widely recognized by clinicians, this risk factor is easily assessed by measures such as resting and peak exercise heart rate, heart rate recovery after exercise, and heart rate variability. Any factor(More)
We have developed a method for labeling retinal ganglion cells in neonatal rats by retrograde transport of the fluorescent dye, True Blue (TB), injected into the optic chiasm. Following proteolytic dissociation of labeled retinas into single cells, the labeled cells could be enriched 50- to 100-fold by centrifugation in a 5%/10% metrizamide gradient. When(More)
We report the isolation from a placental library, of two cDNAs that can encode high affinity receptors for granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) when expressed in COS-7 cells. The cDNAs are predicted to encode integral membrane proteins of 759 and 812 amino acids in length. The predicted extracellular and membrane spanning sequences of the two(More)
Tetraethylammonium (TEA+) derivatives in which one of the ethyl groups is replaced by a longer chain alkane (C4-C16) were tested for their ability to block the compound action potential (CAP) of frog sciatic nerve. A parabolic relation between chain length and 100 per cent blocking dose was found, suggesting an optimal size of C12 for the inhibitory(More)
Dihydropyridine-sensitive calcium channels in membrane preparations from the longitudinal smooth muscle of rabbit ileum bound [3H]PN 200-110 with KD = 0.42 nM and Bmax = 265 fmol/mg. Calcium channels were labelled with [3H]PN 200-110 and solubilized with digitonin. The detergent-solubilized calcium channel had a sedimentation coefficient of 20.9 S in close(More)
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