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Venlafaxine, a dual amine reuptake inhibitor, was utilized to delineate the role of the individual aminergic components of the 'serotonin/noradrenaline link' in modifying receptor-linked second messenger cascades. Venlafaxine (20 mg/kg i.p. bid for 10 days) failed to alter in normal animals either the density of beta adrenoceptors or the response of the(More)
Nonlinear regression analysis of agonist competition binding curves reveals that the [3H]-dihydroalprenolol-labeled receptor population with low affinity for isoproterenol is increased by p-chlorophenylalanine (PCPA) and this increase is abolished by 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) in vivo. Desipramine (DMI) decreased the beta adrenoceptor population with high(More)
Desipramine (DMI), a tricyclic antidepressant drug used in the treatment of depression, has been shown to increase steady-state levels of glucocorticoid receptor type II (GRII) mRNA in vitro and in vivo. To determine whether this effect is secondary to norepinephrine (NE) reuptake inhibition i.e., increases in synaptic NE induced by DMI, GRII mRNA levels(More)
During the months of November 1996, August 1997, and March 1998, saliva and plasma samples were collected for isolation of aerobic bacteria from 26 wild and 13 captive Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis). Twenty-eight Gram-negative and 29 Gram-positive species of bacteria were isolated from the saliva of the 39 Komodo dragons. A greater number of wild than(More)
Quantitative analysis of Northern blots is frequently accomplished with the aid of an internal standard. Most common is probing for an additional message the steady-state levels of which do not change in response to the experimental conditions and the signal of which is sufficiently removed from that of the target gene after gel electrophoresis. However,(More)
The previous findings that the inducible [3H]-dihydroalprenolol (DHA) binding sites with low affinity for isoproterenol (RL) could be regulated by serotonin (5-HT) in vitro and by 5-hydroxytryptophan and the 5-HT uptake inhibitor fluoxetine in vivo, prompted the present pharmacologic characterization of these receptor sites, using nonlinear regression(More)
IP telephony or VoIP has seen tremendous growth in the past few years and is predicted to grow rapidly in the coming years. Hence, IP telephony components must provide service with high-availability, comparable to traditional telephony systems. In this paper, we present an efficient and scalable fault-tolerance mechanism for migrating calls to an alternate(More)
The present studies were undertaken to characterize further the role of serotonin (5-HT) in the regulation of the norepinephrine (NE) beta adrenoceptor coupled adenylate cyclase system in the rat cortex. Although 5-HT in vitro did not influence maximum binding and Kd values of [3H]dihydroalprenolol binding or the IC50 value for isoproterenol as estimated(More)
Nano- and micromolar isoproterenol concentrations were compared by studying cyclic AMP, beta-adrenoceptor density and beta 1-adrenoceptor mRNA in rat C6 glioma cells. 1 microM isoproterenol significantly changed all parameters at 15-30 min. The beta 1-antagonist metoprolol attenuated the response. No effects of nanomolar isoproterenol on these early changes(More)