Fritz B. Moore

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1. In freshly isolated rat hepatocytes, the activity of the AMP-activated protein kinase is high, but decreases by 5-10-fold during incubation of the cells for 60 min. The expressed activity of acetyl-CoA carboxylase is initially very low, then rises in a reciprocal manner to the AMP-activated protein kinase activity. For both enzymes, treatment of(More)
INTRODUCTION Exposure to spaceflight or simulations of microgravity reduce human postflight orthostatic tolerance. Exercise training and volume loading can reduce associated losses of plasma volume and muscle strength, but are not successful in maintaining postflight orthostatic tolerance. A preliminary study (16) indicated that short bouts of artificial(More)
The Ligand Epitope Antigen Presentation System (LEAPS) converts a peptide containing a T cell epitope as small as 8 amino acids into an immunogen and directs the nature of the subsequent response. Tandem synthesis of the J peptide (a peptide from the beta-2-microglobulin) with peptides of 15 or 30 amino acids from HSV-1 or HIV made them immunogenic and(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that plasma galanin concentration (pGal) is regularly increased in healthy humans with extensive orthostatic stress. Twenty-six test persons (14 men, 12 women) were brought to an orthostatic end point via a progressive cardiovascular stress (PCS) protocol consisting of 70 degrees head-up tilt plus(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that human cardiovascular responses to standing in reduced gravity environments, as on the Moon or Mars, could be modeled using a lower body positive pressure (LBPP) chamber. METHODS Heart rate, blood pressure, body segment fluid shifts, ECG, indexes of sympathetic, parasympathetic balance, and baroreflex control of the heart(More)
Four male and four female zebra fish were crossed in all possible combinations, resulting in 389 offspring. These offspring were divided among four treatments: normoxia for 90 d, hypoxia for 90 d, normoxia for 30 d followed by hypoxia for 60 d, and hypoxia for 30 d followed by normoxia for 60 d. The effects of early oxygen environment, later oxygen(More)
1. In isolated rat adipocytes, acetyl-CoA carboxylase is inactivated by treatment of the cells with adrenaline or the beta-agonist isoproterenol, but not by the alpha-agonist phenylephrine. The inactivation is stable during purification in the presence of protein phosphatase inhibitors, and is associated with a 30-40% increase in the labelling of enzyme(More)
In addition to serious bone, vestibular, and muscle deterioration, space flight leads to cardiovascular dysfunction upon return to gravity. In seeking a countermeasure to space flight-induced orthostatic intolerance, we previ ously determined that exposure to artificial gravity (AG) training in a centrifuge improved orthostatic tolerance of ambulatory(More)
BACKGROUND Intermittent artificial gravity (AG) training over days and weeks has been shown to improve the human orthostatic tolerance limit (OTL) and improve cardiovascular regulation in response to orthostatic stress. Effects of a single AG exposure are currently unknown. METHODS We tested cardiovascular responses to orthostatic stress in 16 hypovolemic(More)
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