Jerome H. Chin

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Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) is an endogenous opioid-like heptadecapeptide that plays an important role in a variety of physiological functions. N/OFQ and its receptor opioid receptor-like orphan receptor-1 are abundant in the diagonal band of Broca (DBB), a basal forebrain nucleus where the loss of cholinergic neurons is linked to memory and spatial(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been infrequently described in association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Underreporting, missed diagnoses or a true negative association between MS and HIV infection are all possible explanations for the paucity of published cases. Since MS involves inflammation and demyelination of the central nervous system(More)
2-Chloro[3H]adenosine, a stable analog of adenosine, was used to investigate the presence of adenosine receptors in rat hippocampal membranes that may mediate the depressant effects of adenosine on synaptic transmission in this tissue. Equilibrium binding studies reveal the presence of a previously undescribed class of receptors with a KD of 4.7 microM and(More)
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