Christian M. Newman

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We obtained information on dichogamy and other aspects of the biology of over 4200 species of angiosperms from several hundred published and unpublished sources. We used this information to describe patterns of occurrence of dichogamy and to test specific hypotheses relating dichogamy to other characteristics of plants or their environments. Protandry was(More)
Amiodarone induces predictable changes in thyroid function tests that are largely explicable in terms of the physiological effects of iodide excess and inhibition of deiodinase activity. Clinically relevant thyroid dysfunction is not uncommon during amiodarone therapy, and requires careful diagnosis and treatment. The diagnosis and management of(More)
OBJECTIVE Current thinking is that amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) might be either iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis in latent hyperthyroidism (Type 1) or destructive thyroiditis (Type 2), and also that colour-flow Doppler sonography (CFDS) of the thyroid and serum interleukin 6 (IL-6) are tools that can classify AIT and direct treatment. To assess the(More)
Acetylcholine-induced constriction of human coronary arteries in vivo is commonly attributed to endothelial dysfunction. To examine the effects of 2 other important determinants of vascular responses--namely, agonist concentration and the segment of circulation under study--the diameters of proximal, middle and distal segments of the left anterior(More)
1. A new model of tolerance to the hypotensive effect of organic nitrates has been developed in the rat. 2. The fall in mean arterial pressure (MAP) in response to bolus doses of sodium nitroprusside (NP) (4 micrograms kg-1) and glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) (10 micrograms kg-1) was recorded both before and after a 60 min infusion of either 0.9% saline, NP (20(More)
We have examined the post-translational processing of G alpha subunits expressed endogenously in rat PC12 and NG108-15 rat/mouse hybrid cells, and after transfection of cDNA expression constructs into COS cells. Thioester-linked palmitoylation of alpha o, alpha s, alpha q/alpha 11 and alpha 12 has been detected by metabolic labelling with [3H]palmitate and(More)
Changes in coronary vasomotor tone are undoubtedly involved in the pathogenesis of many ischaemic coronary syndromes. The term coronary artery 'spasm' should be limited to the situations characterized by focal coronary constriction sufficient to cause transient total or sub-total coronary occlusion. Mild coronary artery constriction is also observed in many(More)
Osteopontin (OP) is a secreted glycoprotein that contains the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) cell-binding sequence that binds calcium and is chemotactic and adhesive for rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). OP gene expression is upregulated in cultured rat VSMCs in vitro and after balloon carotid injury in vivo, suggesting that OP may be a marker for proliferating(More)