Modulation of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl- channel by calyculin A and genistein was studied in Hi-5 insect cells infected with baculovirus containing the wild-type CFTR cDNA. In cell-attached patches, CFTR channel activity was not observed until stimulated by forskolin in 90% of the cells, suggesting a low level of… (More)
The effects of central administration of two serotonin receptor agonists, 8-OH-DPAT and mCPP, on tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic (TIDA) neuron activity and serum prolactin (PRL) levels in ovariectomized, estrogen-treated rats were determined. 8-OH-DPAT dose-dependently (0.1-10 microgram/rat, icv) stimulated serum PRL levels, and depressed serotonergic… (More)
Previous studies have shown that genistein increased cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) channel activity in the presence of saturating concentrations of forskolin and calyculin A in intact cells. Possible molecular mechanisms for genistein's action include inhibition of tyrosine kinases, inhibition of serine/threonine protein… (More)
By concentrating carbon-14 through thermal diffusion, it is possible to extend the range of carbon-14 dating to 75,000 years ago. Samples with very low contamination levels have been encountered, and a reliable chronology appears possible. A Pacific Northwest climatic curve has been derived from palynological studies. The Pacific Northwest curve and the… (More)
Both potassium/argon and carbon-14 ages of lava flows and tephra layers interstratified with glacial deposits on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, indicate that four episodes of ice cap glaciation culminated about 20,000, 55,000, 135,000, and 250,000 years ago. These episodes are correlated with marine isotope stages 2, 4, 6, and 8, marking times of high global ice volume.
Three serotonin (5-HT) neurotoxins, p-chlorophenylalanine (PCPA, 125 and 250 mg/kg, i.p.), p-chloroamphetamine (PCA, 10 mg/kg, i.p.) and 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT, 200 microg/rat, i.c.v.) were used to examine whether depletion of central 5-HT has an effect on central dopaminergic (DA) neuronal activities or on prolactin (PRL) secretion. Adult… (More)