D. Henderson Slater

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Melatonin acts via high affinity, G-protein coupled, seven transmembrane domain receptors. To precisely localize these receptors, antibodies were raised in chickens against a 15 amino acid fragment at the intracellular C-terminal region of the human melatonin receptor subtype mt1 (DSSNDVADRVKWKPS, mt(1338-352)). A chimeric form of the receptor with a(More)
Early-onset torsion dystonia is a hereditary movement disorder thought to be caused by decreased release of dopamine into the basal ganglia, without apparent neuronal degeneration. Recent cloning of the gene responsible for this disease, TOR1A (DYT1), identified the encoded protein, torsinA, as a member of the AAA+ superfamily of chaperone proteins and(More)
Leptin, a protein secretory product of adipocytes, is important in appetite control, energy balance and reproduction. In rodents, the physiological effects of leptin are centrally mediated, in part via the neuropeptide Y (NPY) system in the hypothalamus. The role of leptin in ruminants, where appropriate nutrition and reproductive status are of major(More)
Human labour is associated with increased prostaglandin synthesis within the fetal membranes. We have studied the expression of the two isoforms of the central prostaglandin synthetic enzyme, cyclo-oxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2), in human fetal membranes throughout pregnancy, at mRNA, protein and activity levels. COX-1 mRNA expression was low in human amnion(More)
A simple, 10-min immunoassay system has been developed that simultaneously screens for five different classes of drugs of abuse in a urine sample. This system tests for amphetamines, cannabinoids, cocaine metabolites, opiates, and phencyclidine, and each assay has a specific preset cutoff concentration. Accuracy is > 99% for reporting positive or negative(More)
In recent years, performance funding has become a particularly attractive way of pursuing better college outcomes in higher education. This paper summarizes findings from a large study on the implementation and impacts of performance funding through the lens of three states that are regarded by many as leaders in that movement: Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee.(More)