Jennie R. Perkins

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Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChR) are G protein-coupled receptors, widely expressed in the CNS. Electrophysiological and molecular studies have provided evidence for overactive M1 receptor signaling in the fragile X knockout (Fmr1 KO) mouse model, suggesting the involvement of the M1 receptors in fragile X syndrome. Overactive signaling through the(More)
Adrenaline, isoprenaline and salbutamol were administered by intravenous infusion to human subjects. Isoprenaline was covered with practolol in an attempt to reduce the unpleasantness of the circulatory effects. Changes were recorded in pulse rate and blood pressure, and in blood levels of factors V, VIII, X, XI, and XII, platelet count, lactate, pyruvate,(More)
1. Yeast alcohol dehydrogenase was used to determine ethanol in the portal and hepatic veins and in the contents of the alimentary canal of rats given a diet free from ethanol. Measurable amounts of a substance behaving like ethanol were found. Its rate of interaction with yeast alcohol dehydrogenase and its volatility indicate that the substance measured(More)
Thirty-eight non-insulin-dependent diabetic patients within 130% of desirable body weight were given a 100-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) at diagnosis and after at least 1 mo of dietary treatment with energy and carbohydrate restriction. Thirteen "responders" showed an improvement in fasting blood glucose, glucose tolerance, and insulin secretion,(More)
Thirty-five freshly presenting, diabetic patients received 5 hour, 100 g oral glucose tolerance tests when first seen and after a period of carbohydrate and energy restriction. After treatment, the significant improvement in glucose tolerance was accompanied by increased insulin secretion and lower concentrations of blood ketone bodies, lactate, glycerol,(More)
Twenty diabetic patients, whose hyperglycaemia had been shown to fail to respond to at least one month's dietary treatment, completed a crossover study in order to: 1) compare the effectiveness of two sulphonylureas, chlorpropamide and glibenclamide, and 2) study the effects of sulphonylureas on insulin secretion and on biochemical indices of glucose(More)
Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChR) are G protein-coupled receptors (M1-M5), grouped together into two functional classes, based on their G protein interaction. Although ubiquitously expressed in the CNS, the M4 protein shows highest expression in the neostriatum, cortex, and hippocampus. Electrophysiological and biochemical studies have provided(More)
A 19-week-old English girl developed acute viral hepatitis, which became chronic with persistent hepatosplenomegaly and abnormal liver function tests. Liver biopsy at 1 year showed an active cirrhosis with multinucleated giant cells. The Australia (Au) antigen was detected repeatedly in the infant's serum by immunodiffusion and by electron microscopy at the(More)
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