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BACKGROUND Serum uric acid levels in humans are influenced by diet, cellular breakdown, and renal elimination, and correlate with blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, gout, and cardiovascular disease. Recent genome-wide association scans have found common genetic variants of SLC2A9 to be associated with increased serum urate level and gout. The(More)
Intracerebroventricular injection of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) in animals activates behavioral, motor, metabolic and sympathetic responses similar to those seen with stress. To explore the pharmacokinetics of this peptide in the primate ventricular CSF, we determined the clearance of ovine 125I-CRF from the CSF and compared it to that of(More)
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pharmacokinetics of aziridinylbenzoquinone (AZQ) was studied following i.v. and intraventricular drug administration. Initial studies were performed in six rhesus monkeys with chronic indwelling Ommaya reservoirs. Following intraventricular administration of 0.2 mg of AZQ, elimination was monoexponential with half-lives of 32(More)
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