• Citations Per Year
Learn More
It has been well established that serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) plays a key role in neuro-endocrine-immune networks, mostly through its receptors and/or transporters. Although the presence of 5-HT receptor mRNAs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of rhesus monkeys has been reported, there is little information about serotonin transporter(More)
Two Ni-free bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) of Zr(60)Nb(5)Cu(22.5)Pd(5)Al(7.5) and Zr(60)Nb(5)Cu(20)Fe(5)Al(10) were successfully prepared by arc-melting and copper mold casting. The thermal stability and crystallization were studied using differential scanning calorimetry. It demonstrates that the two BMGs exhibit very good glass forming ability with a wide(More)
Bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) of Zr(65 - x)Nb(x)- Cu(17.5)Ni(10)Al(7.5) with Nb = 0, 2, and 5 at % were prepared by copper mold casting. Compression tests reveal that the two BMGs containing Nb exhibited superior strength and plasticity to the base alloy. The corrosion behavior of the alloys obtained was investigated in artificial body fluid by(More)
The physiological mechanism regulating secretion of alpha-human atrial natriuretic polypeptide (alpha hANP) was studied by measuring plasma alpha hANP (P alpha hANP) with radioimmunoassay during water immersion (WI). Twelve healthy volunteers and sixteen patients with nephrotic syndrome were immersed in water for 4 hours. During WI, alpha hANP level and(More)
A series of 146 women taking compound quinestrol (CQ) was tested for glucose tolerance and insulin release to determine the effects of CQ on these parameters. 23 normal subjects (6 male and 17 female) and 12 diabetics (7 male and 5 female) were also tested and their results were compared with those from the CQ-taking women. The curves of glucose(More)
This research reports on the concentration of plasma cortisol and the results of an oral glucose tolerance test in 60 fertile women taking quinestrol for between 4 and 13 years. In these women, the mean plasma cortisol concentration was 27.72 +or- 1.05 mcg/100 ml, which was significantly higher than 19.76 +or- 0.86 mcg/100 mg in 20 cases with a history of(More)