Hugh Dunstan

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BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor treatment leads to protective effects on the cellular structure of the glomerulus and the kidney. The aim of this study was to determine whether ACE inhibition increases renal filtration surface area in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). METHODS SHR were treated with the ACE inhibitor(More)
The impact of rainwater on the microbial quality of a tropical freshwater reservoir through atmospheric wet deposition of microorganisms was studied for the first time. Reservoir water samples were collected at four different sampling points and rainwater samples were collected in the immediate vicinity of the reservoir sites for a period of four months(More)
The use of pearl oysters has recently been proposed as an environmental remediation tool in coastal ecosystems. This study quantified the nitrogen, phosphorus and heavy metal content of the tissue and shell of pearl oysters harvested from a small pearl oyster farm at Port Stephens, Australia. Each tonne of pearl oyster material harvested resulted in(More)
The initial data from this study indicate that there are clearly identifiable chronic muscle pain conditions in the form of localized pain; myofascial pain or regional pain conditions; and fibromyalgia or generalized pain conditions. A clear difference exists between the prevalence of these conditions in male and female patients, with a higher percentage of(More)
A study was conducted to evaluate the efficiency and reproducibility of a diethyl ether-based soxhlet extraction procedure for faecal sterols occurring from catchment waters. Water samples spiked with a mixture of faecal sterols were filtered and analytes were extracted using the diethyl ether-based soxhlet method and the Bligh and Dyer chloroform(More)
The preliminary study investigated metabolic anomalies in children and teenagers with Irlen Syndrome, particularly in relation to the levels of n-3 and n-6 essential fatty acids, plasma cholesterol levels, and the relative abundance of plasma saturated fatty acids. The experimental group involved 13 subjects with Irlen Syndrome (M=13.3 yr., SD=2.5 yr.),(More)
1. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor treatment leads to beneficial effects on kidney function. The aim of the present study was to determine whether ACE inhibition at high or low doses affects glomerular capillary surface area and length, glomerular number or total renal filtration surface area in rats with established hypertension and, if so,(More)
"C n.m.r. spectroscopy has been applied to the investigation of glycine metabolism in tobacco cell cultures (Ashworth & Mettler, 1984) and tobacco protoplasts (Neeman c t ul., 1985). These investigations demonstrated that after prolonged incubation of cells with [2-"C]glycine, the C-2 of glycine was incorporated, in equal proportions. in both the C-2 and(More)
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