John F. B. Morrison

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Temporal lobe epilepsy is a common form of drug-resistant epilepsy that sometimes responds to dietary manipulation such as the 'ketogenic diet'. Here we have investigated the effects of the glycolytic inhibitor 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) in the rat kindling model of temporal lobe epilepsy. We show that 2DG potently reduces the progression of kindling and(More)
OBJECTIVE There is evidence for involvement of the endothelium in magnesium induced vasodilatation. In view of the use of magnesium in the treatment of women with pre-eclampsia, and because the mechanism of the vascular effects of magnesium in pregnancy is not fully understood, this study examined the dilator response to magnesium of aortic rings from(More)
A cross-sectional study of pregnancy outcome in a national Arabic population is presented to highlight a unique reproductive environment compared with many other obstetric populations. A high pro-natal intensity is evident with significant numbers of grandmultipara (36.7%) and mature gravida (22.2%). These groups did not show any significant increase in(More)
A simple and convenient procedure is described for the isolation in good yield of two amino-transferases from various strains of Escherichia coli. On the basis of their substrate specificities one of the enzymes has been classified as an aromatic amino acid aminotransferase and the other as an aspartate aminotransferase, but both act on a wide range of(More)
The kinetic mechanism of the reaction catalyzed by dihydrofolate reductase from Escherichia coli has been investigated by using progress curve, initial velocity, product inhibition, and dead-end inhibition studies as well as isotope effects. The results indicate that the reaction conforms to a random mechanism involving two dead-end complexes, viz.,(More)