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It has been suggested that physiological resistance to repeated stress is associated with increased 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) release in the dorsal hippocampus and that dysregulation of this neuroadaptation may be implicated in the psychopathology of depression. This study used 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine lesions to investigate the role of 5-HT projections to(More)
Increased psychophysiological resistance to chronic stress has been related to increased 5-HT release in the dorsal hippocampus. This study investigated the changes in 5-HT release and turnover in the hippocampus evoked by acute and repeated exposure to an inescapable stressor, an elevated open platform, and compared them to the changes evoked in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether urine storage at room temperature for up to 2h versus 4h changes urinalysis results. DESIGN AND METHODS We compared the rejection rate at eight different hospital laboratories and concordance of urinalysis results (n=83; two laboratories) between urines analyzed within 2h and 4h after collection. RESULTS The rejection(More)
In a colony of white leghorn chickens maintained at 3,800 m successive generations exhibited an increasing hatchability of fertile eggs incubated at elevation of 3,100m. Embryonated eggs produced by the high-altitude-adapted line (WM) and by genetically similar but unselected stocks at sea level (D) were incubated at 3,100 m and at sea level, and the oxygen(More)
A radiochemical procedure for measuring aspartate aminotransferase activity in the nervous system is described. The method is based on the exchange of tritium atoms at positions 2 and 3 of L-2,3-[3H]aspartate with water when this amino acid is transaminated in the presence of alpha-ketoglutarate to form oxaloacetate. The tritiated water is separated from(More)
Exposure to aversive environmental stimuli stimulates the serotonergic neurones that project to the forebrain and inhibit spontaneous activity when studied in a simple maze. This study explored the putative role of the principal 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) neurones that project to the hippocampus from the median raphe nucleus in this response to an aversive(More)
A low-cost single-stage laboratory process combining fungal dehydration and lipid extraction was compared with a traditional two-stage method employing freeze-drying and subsequent mechanical disruption in the presence of solvent. The ability of a number of organic solvents to form hetero-azeotropes with water was exploited. Chloroform, cyclohexane and(More)
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