Corinne A. Landis

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Somatic mutations in a subset of growth hormone (GH)-secreting pituitary tumors convert the gene for the alpha polypeptide chain (alpha s) of Gs into a putative oncogene, termed gsp. These mutations, which activate alpha s by inhibiting its guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase) activity, are found in codons for either of two amino acids, each of which is(More)
A subset of growth hormone-secreting human pituitary tumours carries somatic mutations that inhibit GTPase activity of a G protein alpha chain, alpha(s). The resulting activation of adenylyl cyclase bypasses the cells' normal requirement for trophic hormone. Amino acids substituted in the putative gsp oncogene identify a domain of G protein alpha-chains(More)
In previous research, rats subjected to prolonged sleep deprivation have shown disturbances of thermoregulation, hormonal and metabolic changes in apparent response to the thermoregulatory problems, lesions on the tail and paws, and eventual death. To search for alterations of functional activity in brain, the expression of the immediate early gene Egr-1(More)
Previous studies of total sleep deprivation (TSD) and paradoxical sleep deprivation (PSD) in the rat by the disk-over-water method have indicated that both produce changes in thermoregulation. In both kinds of deprivation, there was a progressive, large increase in heat production as indicated by measures of energy expenditure (EE). In TSD there was an(More)
Diurnal sleep-wake patterns in the normal and the adjuvant arthritic rat were measured during the first 3 h of both light and dark periods. During the hours of maximal sleep in the normal rat, arthritic rats showed a significant increase in wakefulness (Wake), a shift to non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) stages with lower amplitudes (LS and HS1), and a large(More)
We studied the effects of two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics (NSAIAs), acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and acetaminophen, on sleep patterns in rats with adjuvant-induced arthritis. We found that in the normal rat both NSAIAs reduced non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. In arthritic rats ASA and acetaminophen had opposite effects on sleep. ASA(More)
Lipid A is the essential component of endotoxin (Gram-negative lipopolysaccharide), a potent immunostimulatory compound. As the outer surface of the outer membrane, the details of lipid A structure are crucial not only to bacterial pathogenesis but also to membrane integrity. This work characterizes the structure of lipid A in two psychrophiles,(More)
Several theories have linked sleep with change in monoamine activity. However, the use of sleep deprivation to show that changes in sleep generate changes in monoamines (directly or through feedback) has produced inconsistent results. To explore whether longer sleep deprivation, better documented sleep loss, more complete controls or regional brain analyses(More)
Lipid A is a fundamental Gram-negative outer membrane component and the essential element of lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin), a potent immunostimulatory molecule. This work describes the metabolic adaptation of the lipid A acyl structure by Psychrobacter cryohalolentis at various temperatures in its facultative psychrophilic growth range, as characterized by(More)