Chin Fung Chow

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The effect of the 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) precursor 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) on the thermoregulatory responses of unanesthetized rats were assessed at three different ambient temperatures (T a) of 8, 22 and 31°C. Intraperitoneal administration of either 5-HTP alone or 5-HTP plus R04-4602 (the peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor) produced dose-dependent(More)
Depressing functional serotonin or depleting serotonin levels in rat brains with either p-chlorophenylalanine, 5,6-dihydroxytryptamine or raphe lesions greatly enhanced hypothermia induced by chloropromazine (CPZ). Depressing the firing of raphe units or decreasing serotonin turnover in the brain with either a serotonin precursor (tryptophan) or the(More)
Intraperitoneal administration of a peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor benserazide (Ro4-4602) to unanesthetized rats produced alterations in body temperature which depended on ambient temperature. In the cold, hypothermia was brought about by a decrease in metabolic heat production. At room temperature, a dose-dependent hypothermia was preceded by a slight(More)
Food adulteration has a long history in human society, and it still occurs in modern times. Because children are relatively vulnerable to food adulterants, studying the health impacts of food adulteration on children is important. This article provides an overview of the child health impacts of food adulterants in two recent food adulteration incidents in(More)
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