Carl J. Rogers

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1. The effects of the benzodiazepine receptor agonist, diazepam (DZ), and the inverse agonist, methyl-6,7-dimethoxy-4-ethyl-beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (DMCM), on gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABAA) receptor single channel currents were characterized. Outside-out patches were obtained from somata of cultured mouse spinal cord neurones and voltage clamped at(More)
1. The kinetic properties of the main conductance state of gamma-aminobutyric acidA (GABA) receptor channels from somata of mouse spinal cord neurones in cell culture were investigated using patch clamp techniques. 2. Whole-cell GABA receptor currents increased in a concentration-dependent manner from 0.5 to 5 microM. 3. Single-channel currents were(More)
1. Barbiturate regulation of the kinetic properties of gamma-aminobutyric acidA (GABA) receptor channel chloride currents from somata of mouse spinal cord neurones were investigated using whole-cell and excised outside-out patch-clamp recording techniques. 2. GABA (2 microM), GABA (2 microM) plus phenobarbitone (PhB) (500 microM) and GABA (2 microM) plus(More)
1. The intraburst kinetic properties of the main conductance state of gamma-aminobutyric acidA (GABAA) receptor channels in excised outside-out patches obtained from somata of mouse spinal cord neurones in cell culture were investigated using the patch clamp single-channel recording technique. 2. At 2 microM-GABA, the burst duration distribution was fitted(More)
OBJECTIVE Development of brown-like/beige adipocytes in white adipose tissue (WAT) helps to reduce obesity. Thus we investigated the effects of resveratrol, a dietary polyphenol capable of preventing obesity and related complications in humans and animal models, on brown-like adipocyte formation in inguinal WAT (iWAT). METHODS CD1 female mice (5-month(More)
The anticonvulsant activity of diazepam and phenobarbital may be mediated in part by enhancement of inhibition involving gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). While both diazepam and phenobarbital increase GABA receptor chloride current, they may have different mechanisms of action, since they bind to different sites on the GABA receptor-chloride channel complex.(More)
Pentobarbital (PB) and picrotoxin (PIC) bind to allosterically coupled sites on the GABAA receptor complex but have opposite effects on GABA receptor currents. PB, an anesthetic/anticonvulsant, enhances, and PIC, a convulsant, inhibits GABA receptor currents. PB and PIC also had opposite effects on single main conductance channel GABA receptor currents(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity in women of childbearing age is increasing at an alarming rate. Growing evidence shows that maternal obesity induces detrimental effects on offspring health, including pre-disposition to obesity. We have shown that maternal obesity increases fetal intramuscular adipogenesis at mid-gestation. However, the mechanisms are poorly understood.(More)
Maternal obesity (MO) predisposes offspring to obesity and type 2 diabetes despite poorly defined mechanisms. Zfp423 is the key transcription factor committing cells to the adipogenic lineage, with exceptionally dense CpG sites in its promoter. We hypothesized that MO enhances adipogenic differentiation during fetal development through inducing epigenetic(More)