Ingrid M Thomas

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Stress can promote palatable food intake, and consumption of palatable foods may dampen psychological and physiological responses to stress. Here we develop a rat model of daily limited sweetened drink intake to further examine the linkage between consumption of preferred foods and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis responses to acute and chronic(More)
Pretreatment of rats with intrahypothalamic injections of pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide (PACAP) 10 min prior to the injection of neuropeptide Y (NPY) significantly reduced food and water intake during the 4-h measurement period. Intrahypothalamic injection of PACAP in schedule-fed rats also reduced food and water intake for 2 h. A smaller(More)
Hypermetabolism and anorexia are significant problems associated with major burn trauma. Recent studies have implicated hypothalamic peptides and receptors of the corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) family as putative mediators of burn-induced hypermetabolism. Increased neuronal activity at the CRF type 2 receptor (CRF R-2) appeared particularly involved(More)
Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) of rats has been demonstrated to produce hypoplasia of gut mucosa, and to be associated with reduced immune response and elevated translocation of bacteria from gut to mesenteric lymph nodes, spleen and liver. Treatment of rats being maintained on TPN with the proglucagon fragment, glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), has been(More)
We report measurements of slowly varying magnetic field patterns close to fertilized eggs of the chicken Gallus domesticus during the first few days of incubation. These fields are generated by ionic currents within the egg that are associated with the development of the embryo. Since they are very weak (no greater than tens of pT) and vary over distances(More)
Dermatoglyphics is known to be one of the best available diagnostic tools in genetic disorders. This paper aims to find out the diagnostic characteristic dermatoglyphic features in cytogenetically confirmed 46, XY female patients. The total number of patients studied (46, XY females) were 31 and the control consisted of 30 males and 30 females.(More)
The crystal structure of superconducting Na(2)CsC(60) was studied by high-resolution powder neutron diffraction between 1.6 and 425 K. Contrary to the literature, the structure at low temperatures is primitive cubic [See equation in the PDF file], isostructural with pristine C(60). Anticlockwise rotation of the C(60) units by 98 degrees about [111] allows(More)
Injection of amylin (diabetes-associated peptide) into the hypothalamus induces anorexia, increases brain metabolism of dopamine and serotonin and elevates brain level of tryptophan. When male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with 50 mg/kg L-tryptophan and L-tyrosine ethyl ester 30 min prior to the intrahypothalamic injection of 2 micrograms amylin, brain(More)
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