Damian G. Morris

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1. The development of functional motor innervation was studied in the hind limb of chick embryos from Stages 25 to 43 by observing contraction of individual muscles and by recording the resultant tension when individual spinal nerves were electrically stimulated. 2. At later developmental stages (35-43) a given muscle always received functional innervation(More)
Our recent experimental work demonstrated that a neutrophil-dependent inflammatory response in the lung prevented the normal up-regulation of alveolar fluid clearance by catecholamines following hemorrhagic shock. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the release of NO within the airspaces of the lung was responsible for the shock-mediated failure of(More)
1. The development of functional motor innervation in supernumerary chick hindlimbs transplated to host embryos at stages 16--18, was studied throughout the embryonic period from stage 27 when peripheral synapses were first formed. 2. The innervation pattern, defined as the number and sequential order of spinal nerves innervating individual muscles, were(More)
Pituitary tumours are benign neoplasms that may cause major endocrine dysfunction. Transgenic disruption of the cell cycle machinery frequently leads to pituitary adenoma formation in animal models. The molecular analysis of human pituitary tumours has found various alterations in the expression of cell cycle regulators: cyclins, cyclin-dependent kinases(More)
CONTEXT Familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA) due to aryl hydrocarbon receptor interacting protein (AIP) gene mutations is an autosomal dominant disease with incomplete penetrance. Clinical screening of apparently unaffected AIP mutation (AIPmut) carriers could identify previously unrecognized disease. OBJECTIVE To determine the AIP mutational status(More)
CONTEXT Pituitary adenomas and pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas (pheo/PGL) can occur in the same patient or in the same family. Coexistence of the two diseases could be due to either a common pathogenic mechanism or a coincidence. OBJECTIVE The objective of the investigation was to study the possible coexistence of pituitary adenoma and pheo/PGL. DESIGN(More)
Separation of LAK precursor (LAKp) cells (as defined by LAK effector generation after incubation with IL-2 for 7 d) from cells with NK activity/LGL morphology was achieved on Percoll gradients using a longer, slower centrifugation than that used for optimal NK enrichment. mAb were generated using the various Percoll fractions as the immunizing cells and(More)
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