Eric Manchester

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We have characterized and quantified the specific binding of [3H]-flunitrazepam ( FNZ ) to thick (230 micron) slices of mouse brain. The binding site has the characteristics of a benzodiazepine receptor, i.e., binding of FNZ is reversible, stereospecific, saturable and of high affinity. Clonazepam, but not R05 -4864, readily displaces the label. In contrast(More)
Fluctuations in the concentrations of cortisol and progesterone in fetal plasma, maternal plasma, and amniotic and allantoic fluids were measured in samples taken at 10-min intervals over a 90-min period from three groups of sheep sampled at different times during late pregnancy. During the last 30 days of gestation there was a significant rise in the mean(More)
We determined whether ACTH1-24, infused into fetal lambs at a rate that is known to cause premature labor, elicits changes in the responsiveness of the fetal adrenal glands, and alters the pattern of corticosteroid output. Plasma cortisol (F), corticosterone (B) and progesterone (P4) were measured during 72 h of infusion of saline or ACTH (10 micrograms/h)(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a receptor radioligand assay (RRA) for the measurement of digoxin, its metabolites, and endoxin and to compare the results of this assay with those of a fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA) for digoxin. The within-run coefficients of variations for the RRA at digoxin concentrations of 2.0 and 5.0(More)
We have examined 1) the effects of mode of ACTH administration to fetal sheep in vivo on the pattern of corticosteroid output by dispersed adrenal cells in vitro, and 2) the time course of fetal adrenal activation during pulsatile ACTH administration to the fetus. Fetal sheep received the same amount of ACTH either as a continuous infusion (C-ACTH; 0.5(More)
We have examined alpha 2-adrenergic [( 3H]-clonidine) and beta-adrenergic [( 3H]-dihydroalprenolol; DHA) binding in brain membranes from four different dystrophic mouse mutants: 129/ReJ-dy; 129 B6F1/J-dy; C57BL/6J-dy and C57BL/6J-dy2J. As shown previously, male 129/ReJ-dy mice have significantly fewer brain [3H]-DHA binding sites than their littermate(More)
Abortion rights proponents often defend their position by insisting that women have a “right over what happens to their own bodies.” Such a view generally presupposes that pre-natal offspring are but “extensions” of a woman’s body. Ironically, however, the seventeenth-century philosopher (and physician) John Locke, whose enormously influential defense of(More)
The response profiles of fetal sheep adrenals to tropic stimulation have been examined ih vivo and in vitro. Isolated adrenal cells from sheep fetuses in early pregnancy (Day 50) reduced cortisol in response to ACTH, dibutyryl cyclic AMP and GTP. The response was minimal on Day 100, but reappeared near term. 17 alpha-Hydroxyprogesterone was converted to(More)
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