Christine J Willett

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The hypothalamus is known to be intimately involved in the control of autonomic function. This study provides detailed information about pathways between the hypothalamus and the dorsal vagal complex in cat. Injection of horseradish peroxidase into the dorsomedial medulla produced retrograde neuronal labeling in the paraventricular nucleus of the(More)
Recent evidence suggests that autonomic reflexes involving sensations such as olfaction and gustation may be cortically mediated via centripetal pathways to brainstem autonomic centers. A study was therefore undertaken to elucidate one of these pathways in greater detail. Lectin conjugated horseradish peroxidase was injected into the nucleus tractus(More)
The effects of amines on the induction of mitotic gene conversion by bleomycin (BLM) were studied at the trp5 locus in Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain D7. BLM induces double-strand breaks in DNA and is a potent recombinagen in this assay. The polyamine spermidine causes concentration-dependent protection against the genotoxicity of BLM, reducing the(More)
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