Eldon Hunnicutt

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Although cocaine has a fascinating and complex medicinal history in man, its natural function in plants is unknown. The present studies demonstrate that cocaine exerts insecticidal effects at concentrations which occur naturally in coca leaves. Unlike its known action on dopamine reuptake in mammals, cocaine's pesticidal effects are shown to result from a(More)
Through adaptation, negative health effects can be prevented. the village of Point Hope enjoys one of the finest locations in Alaska for the harvest of subsistence resources, including fish, marine mammals, birds and caribou. This amazing place has allowed the Inupiat of Point Hope to flourish for centuries, and it is one of the oldest continuously occupied(More)
Octopamine, a putative phenylethylamine neurotransmitter present in the firefly, has been found to be a potent stimulator of cyclic AMP synthesis in the larval light organ. In the same tissue, octopamine causes a small inhibition of phosphodiesterase activity. Because of the relatively simple anatomical relationships present in the larval light organ,(More)
We describe a novel compound, (-)-N-(2-ethoxyphenyl)-N'-(1,2,3-trimethylpropyl)-2-nitroethene-1, 1-diamine), Bay x9227, that demonstrates dose-dependent hyperpolarizing activity of remarkable potency (EC50 3 picomolar) and selectivity for CNS neurons and clonal neurotypic cells compared to smooth muscle cells. Single cell membrane potential measurements(More)
The effect of carbamazepine treatment on CSF-somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI) in patients suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy was investigated. A baseline lumbar puncture was performed on 12 patients and 10 normal volunteers. A second tap was repeated only in patients when they were on peak of carbamazepine concentration for 10 days. Levels of(More)
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