Garrett Pratt

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OBJECTIVE A literature review was conducted to ascertain whether or not EEG spectral abnormalities are consistent enough to warrant additional effort towards developing them into a clinical diagnostic test for schizophrenia. METHODS Fifty three papers met criteria for inclusion into the review and 15 were included in a meta-analysis of the degree of(More)
The rate at which isolated corpora allata of adult female Schistocerca gregaria incorporate [(3)H]farnesenic acid and [(14)C]methionine into C(16)juvenile hormone in vitro was examined at different concentrations of farnesenic acid, methionine, O(2) and H(+) ions. Maximum juvenile hormone biosynthesis is obtained at a farnesenic acid concentration of 20mum.(More)
A peptide (allatostatin) causing strong and rapid inhibition of juvenile hormone synthesis in vitro by corpora allata from reproductively active females has been isolated from brain/retrocerebral complexes of the cockroach Diploptera punctata. The primary structure of this 13-residue peptide has been determined:(More)
Homogenates of corpora allata from adult Locusta migratoria in phosphate-buffered EDTA have been analysed by sucrose-density-gradient centrifugation. Succinate-cytochrome c reductase activity (mitochondrial) bands between d20/4 1.13-1.15, whereas NADPH-cytochrome c reductase and NADPH-dependent methyl farnesoate 10.11-epoxidase activities band identically(More)
1. Radiochemical in vitro assays show that there are large and rapid changes in the spontaneous rate of juvenile hormone synthesis and release during the course of sexual maturation in the locust. 2. Parallel observations on glands incubated with farnesenic acid show that the rate-limiting step is always prior to the stage of esterification of farnesenic(More)
An octadecapeptide that inhibits juvenile hormone synthesis has been isolated by HPLC from brain-retrocerebral complexes of the cockroach Diploptera punctata. The primary structure of this allatostatin has been elucidated by tandem mass spectrometry: Ala-Tyr-Ser-Tyr-Val-Ser-Glu-Tyr-Lys-Arg-Leu-Pro-Val-Tyr-Asn-Phe-Gly-Leu- NH2 (ASB2). The amidated(More)
There are major changes in the sensitivity of corpora allata from the cockroach Diploptera punctata toward the allatostatic tridecapeptide APSGAQRLYGFGL-amide (ASAL) during the female reproductive cycle, as revealed by measurement of juvenile hormone (JH) biosynthesis in vitro. Glands from recently molted adult females show only 30-40% inhibition at 10 nM(More)
Eighty individuals (55 adults and 25 children) who were residents of four cities (Kiev, Mozyr, Gomel and Bobrujsk) located 100-200 km from Chernobyl at the time of the accident in 1986 were tested after immigrating to the US from 1989-1991. A whole-body counter was employed to quantitate radiocesium content. In addition, two biological measures of radiation(More)