Bruce Harvey

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Primary cultured cells from the presumptive anlage of the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) were immortalized by infection with a retroviral vector encoding the adenovirus 12S E1A gene. After drug selection, the resulting neural cell lines (SCN1.4 and SCN2.2) displayed (a) extended growth potential without evidence of transformed or tumorigenic properties,(More)
Single cells from the developing embryo of the zebra fish survive freezing when protected with 1 M DMSO and cooled to -196 degrees C in two steps. Cell survival drops from 85 to 26% when clumps of 5-10 cells are similarly frozen, and to 2% when isolated blastoderms are treated in the same way. This drastic decrease in survival is interpreted as an example(More)
The in vitro reactivation profiles of O,O-diethyl phosphorylated AChE and O-ethyl methyl phosphonylated AChE by P2S (2-hydroxy iminomethyl-1-methyl-pyridinium methane sulphonate) have been determined. Whilst reinhibition of the reactivated AChE by phosphorylated oxime (POX) is not important in determining the reactivation profile of O,O-diethyl(More)
The rates of formation and decomposition of a series of phosphylated oximes derived from P2S (2-hydroxy-iminomethyl-1-methylpyridinium methane-sulphonate) have been measured. The rates of inhibition of AChE by these phosphylated oximes and the parent (and related) organophosphates have also been measured. Possession of these rate data now permits a detailed(More)
It is well known that atmospheric pressure decreases when altitude increases. Models have been created to relate altitude or height to pressure. A barometer can measure the air pressure and then the altitude can be calculated. Before the era of GNSS, barometers were widely used to determine heights outdoors. The invention of GNSS was a revolution in(More)
A comparative study of the reactivation by two oximes of acetylcholinesterase inhibited by several organophosphates has been made, with particular reference to the dependence of the degree of reactivation produced by an oxime (reactivating potency) upon the concentration of inhibited enzyme. In the case of one inhibitor it is demonstrated that the relative(More)
Immunoreactive gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) was extracted from brains of striped mullet, milkfish, rainbow trout, and chum salmon with acetone/HCl and petroleum ether. High pressure liquid chromatography and cross-reactivity studies show mullet, milkfish, and trout brains to contain a peptide chromatographically and immunologically identical to(More)
Intact developing embryos of the zebra fish Brachydanio rerio were exposed to [14C]DMSO and [3H]glycerol (1 M in Fish Ringer) to assess the degree of permeation of these cryoprotectants. Glycerol enters the embryo more easily, although reaching only about 8% of the expected equilibrium level after 2 hr at room temperature; DMSO reaches only about 2.5% of(More)
The studies reported here show that exogenous GnRH can be absorbed by goldfish from the intraperitoneal (ip) cavity, gill surface, or surrounding water. Mammalian rather than teleost GnRH was applied in order to ensure that GnRH measurement in plasma did not reflect the native form. A radioimmunoassay (RIA) specific to mammalian GnRH was used to measure the(More)
The ability of three commercially available trap types to catch Lucilia (Diptera: Calliphoridae) blowflies was assessed on three sheep farms in southwest England in 2008. The aim was to evaluate their relative value for the control of ovine cutaneous myiasis (sheep blowfly strike) on farms. There was a highly significant difference between the total number(More)