Geoff Hornby

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Metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) are G-protein-coupled glutamate receptors that subserve a number of diverse functions in the central nervous system. The large extracellular amino-terminal domains (ATDs) of mGluRs are homologous to the periplasmic binding proteins in bacteria. In this study, a region in the ATD of the mGluR4 subtype of mGluR(More)
A multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method using primer sets of G1/G2 and B64-I/B64-II was validated to detect pathogenic leptospira serovars from canine urine samples. The PCR method was found to be specific and sensitive with a detection limit of 100 cells of Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae per milliliter of urine. The primer set previously(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE As a combination of 5-HT selective reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) with 5-HT(1A) receptor antagonism may yield a rapidly acting antidepressant, WAY-211612, a compound with both SSRI and 5-HT(1A) receptor antagonist activities, was evaluated in preclinical models. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Occupancy studies confirmed the mechanism of action of(More)
The pharmacology of aplindore (DAB-452) was characterized in CHO-K1 cells stably transfected with the human dopamine D(2) receptor short isoform (CHO-D(2s)) and in a behavioral model for post-synaptic agonism in rats. In [(3)H]-spiperone competition binding studies, aplindore showed high affinity for dopamine D(2) and D(3) receptors and low affinity for the(More)
A PCR assay was validated for the detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in porcine lung tissue. The detection limit of the assay was 0.18 colony-forming units/g of lung sample spiked with M. hyopneumoniae. In field validation, 426 pigs from 220 cases were examined for M. hyopneumoniae infection by M. hyopneumoniae PCR and a fluorescent antibody (FA) test.(More)
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