David A. Craig

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Agonist-induced desensitization has been utilized to discriminate and independently “isolate” the neuronal excitatory receptors to 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the guinea pig ileum (5-HT3 and putative 5-HT4 receptors). Electrically stimulated longitudinal muscle myenteric plexus preparations, and non-stimulated segments of whole ileum were used. Exposure(More)
Geographic isolation is widely viewed as a key component of insular radiations on islands. However, strong ecological affinities may also reinforce isolation and promote genetic divergence. The black fly fauna in the Society Islands French Polynesia is notable for the number of closely related endemic species (31), and the morphological and habitat(More)
The present study was designed to characterize an “atypical” 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor mediating relaxation of the rat oesophageal tunica muscularis mucosae. All experiments were performed under equilibrium conditions, using pargyline to inhibit the oxidative deamination of indoleamines, and cocaine and corticosterone to inhibit neuronal and(More)
Most catheter-based vascular medical devices today have hydrophilic lubricious coatings. This study was designed to perform a territory-based downstream analysis of end organs subsequent to angioplasty with coated balloon catheters to better understand the potential in vivo physiological consequence of coating wear materials. Coronary angioplasty was(More)
5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) evoked potent contractile responses in phenoxybenzamine-treated ring segments of rat caudal artery, partially contracted with U46619. Responses were mimicked by 5-HT1-selective agonists with the potency order: RU24969 > 5-carboxamidotryptamine > 5-HT = CP-93,129 >> sumatriptan. 8-Hydroxy-N,N-dipropylaminotetralin was virtually(More)
Autoregulation of renal blood flow is ineffective when arterial pressure perturbations occur at frequencies above 0.05 Hz. To determine whether wave propagation velocity to the macula densa is rate limiting, we estimated compliances of the proximal tubule and the loop of Henle, and used these values in a model of pressure and flow as functions of time and(More)