Doris Gillespie

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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)
Rats with unilateral lesions of the locus coeruleus were used to study the role of norepinephrine (NE) signal input in the down-regulation by antidepressants of the noradrenergic cyclic AMP-generating system in the cortex. Chronic administration of both desipramine (blockade of NE reuptake) and iprindole (no blockade of NE reuptake) reduced the cyclic AMP(More)
OBJECTIVES The genogram is a tool that has facilitated counseling in family therapy and social work for many years. It is hypothesized that genograms may also be useful in genetic counseling, because they help the counselor to acquire more objective and consistent information from the client, as well as to incorporate family dynamics and psychosocial issues(More)
The experimental results discussed in this paper provide evidence that antidepressant-induced attenuation of the NE receptor-coupled adenylate cyclase system in brain and the down-regulation of its beta adrenoceptor subpopulation result in a net deamplification of the NE signal. The desensitization of the NE receptor system requires an unhindered occupancy(More)
Studies on mechanisms of desipramine (DMI) induced desensitization of the norepinephrine (NE) receptor coupled adenylate cyclase system in brain have shown that the endogenous agonist NE plays a pivotal role for both the development of subsensitivity and the down-regulation of beta adrenoceptors [l-4]. Moreover, an intact ser-otonergic neuronal input is(More)
The effects of the tetracyclic antidepressant oxaprotiline and its two optically active enantiomers on the norepinephrine (NE) receptor coupled adenylate cyclase system were determined in slices of the rat cerebral cortex. While oxaprotiline does not change the response of the cyclic AMP generating system to NE after a single dose, chronic administration of(More)