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This study investigated the characteristics of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) release from superfused sliced atria and ventricles of rats. Right atria spontaneously released more immunoreactive ANP (Ir-ANP: pg/min per mg tissue) (32 +/- 3) than did left atria (11 +/- 2) or right ventricles (1.5 +/- 0.5). Addition of 10(-9) to 10(-5) M of arginine(More)
This study investigates the release of Neuropeptide Y from eight human pheochromocytomas. Profil immunoreactive Neuropeptide Y (Ir-NPY) levels during the management of surgery were compared with these of norepinephrine (NE) while hemodynamics were monitored. Plasma IrNPY and NE levels increased during tumor manipulation and returned to near normal one hour(More)
The mechanisms for isoproterenol-induced atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) release were studied in superfused rabbit sliced right atria. Addition of 1 microM norepinephrine to this preparation induced a significant monophasic twofold rise in ANP release. This effect was abolished by 1 microM propranolol and mimicked by 1 microM isoproterenol. Furthermore,(More)
From a rural, sociological point of view no social theories have so far been able to grasp the ontological complexity and special character of a farm enterprise as an entity in a really satisfying way. The contention of this paper is that a combination of Luhmann's theory of social systems and actor-network theory (ANT) of Latour, Callon, and Law offers a(More)
From a rural, sociological point of view no social theories have so far been able to grasp the ontological complexity and special character of a farm enterprise as an entity in a really satisfying way. The contention of this paper is that a combination of Luhmann's theory of social systems and the actor-network theory (ANT) of Latour, Callon, and Law offers(More)
In spite of many initiatives to increase sustainability, agriculture moves in the opposite direction with increased pesticide impacts and decreased nature quality. Here, we propose that this issue is not mainly due to lack of agronomic knowledge, but due to the lack of knowledge on social processes of specialization and differentiation. Here, we review the(More)
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