Helén L Dichek

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OBJECTIVE To examine thyroid hormone concentrations and the influence of these hormones on mood and problem behaviors in adolescents with depression. METHOD The sample included 21 depressed adolescents and 20 matched control adolescents. Blood was drawn to measure thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (FT4), thyroxine (T4), and(More)
To test the hypothesis that aspartate (Asp) and glutamate (Glu) can be used to probe the functional integrity of the GnRH neuron, the dose-response relationships between i.v. administered, endogenously occurring amino acids (Asp and Glu) and GnRH release were determined in the prepubertal male monkey. GnRH release was assessed indirectly by monitoring the(More)
The lean body weight phenotype of hepatic lipase (HL)-deficient mice (hl(-/-)) suggests that HL is required for normal weight gain, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. HL plays a unique role in lipoprotein metabolism performing bridging as well as catalytic functions, either of which could participate in energy homeostasis. To determine if both the(More)
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