Jonathan A Harris

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The circadian pacemaker of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is likely to control the timing of the sleep-wake cycle in mammals by modulating the daily activity patterns of brain regions important in sleep and wakefulness. One such brain region is the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus (PVT). In both nocturnal rats and the diurnal rodent Arvicanthis(More)
Patients with biliary dyskinesia have symptoms consistent with biliary colic and an abnormal gallbladder ejection fraction (GEF) in the absence of cholelithiasis. Cholecystokinin hepatobiliary scan quantifies gallbladder function and may assist in selecting patients with acalculous biliary pain who would benefit from cholecystectomy. Seventy-eight patients(More)
Hepatodiaphragmatic interposition of the intestine, or Chilaiditi syndrome, is uncommon and typically asymptomatic, but it can be associated with symptoms ranging from intermittent, mild abdominal pain to acute intestinal obstruction. Factors such as the interruption or absence of peritoneal attachments and redundant colon with a long mesentery predispose(More)
Kappa opioid receptor (KOR) ligands alter nociceptive responses when applied to the rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM). However, the effects of kappa opioid receptor ligands are distinct in males and females. The present study examined the distribution of kappa opioid receptor immunoreactivity in the RVM of male and female rats. KOR immunoreactivity was(More)
In the dentate gyrus, mu opioid receptors (MORs) and their enkephalin agonists have overlapping distributions and influence excitability and plasticity. Released endogenous enkephalins can activate at least some of these MORs; however, whether these interactions involve synaptically associated profiles or more distant associations and whether some(More)
Fibrin as a tissue sealant has been used since the turn of the century for hemostasis. The development of cryoprecipitate and the resultant availability of higher concentrations of fibrinogen have led to a resurgence of interest in this material. Fibrin glue has since been shown to be effective for numerous applications throughout the field of surgery.(More)
UNLABELLED Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) is a B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder with a relatively good prognosis. A small but significant percentage of patients, however, will respond poorly to therapy. A recent gene expression profiling study has identified a macrophage signature which has been correlated with primary treatment failure, and(More)
The effects of recombinant interleukin 2 (rIL-2) therapy on peripheral blood mononuclear cells expressing the Leu 19 surface marker were evaluated in 20 cancer patients. Leu 19 is a protein with a molecular weight of 220,000 expressed on 15% of normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells and is found on a majority of cells that mediate non-major(More)