Joshua Paul Robinson

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This study examined the axonal transport of substance P-like immunoreactivity (SPLI) and its content in dorsal root ganglion, trigeminal ganglion, stomach and ileum of non-diabetic rats and two groups of rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes of 9 months duration. One diabetic group received the aldose reductase inhibitor 'Statil' throughout the period(More)
In order to evaluate, improve, or expand a deployed, city-wide wireless mesh network, it is necessary to assess the network's spatial performance. In this paper, we present a general framework to accurately predict a network's well-served area, termed the metric region, via a small number of measurements. Assessment of deployed networks must address two key(More)
Retrograde transport of the fluorescent dyes Evans blue and 4,6-diamidino-2-phenyl indole (DAPI) has been used to study projections from the medullary raphe nuclei to the trigeminal nucleus caudalis and to the dorsolateral quadrant of the thoracolumbar cord in the rat. The majority of projecting neurones were found in n. raphe magnus (NRM) and its(More)
The distribution of alpha-casein, bovine serum albumin (BSA), myoglobin and recombinant protective antigen (rPA) in mono-valent and combination vaccines containing aluminum hydroxide adjuvant was studied by fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. Green and red fluorescent probes were conjugated to the antigens. Adsorption isotherms of the fluorescently(More)
A pharmacological study was undertaken to determine whether the noradrenaline-stimulated breakdown of inositol phospholipids and the potentiation of isoprenaline-stimulated cyclic AMP by noradrenaline in rat cerebral cortex slices are mediated by the same alpha-receptor subtype. The rank order of potency of a range of alpha 1 and alpha 2 antagonists(More)
Enterotoxigenic Esdwichi~r co/i (ETEC) induces severe diarrhea in newborn calves through the elaboration of heat-stable enterotoxin (STa). We investigated the distribution and characteristics of the STa-specific receptors on enterocytes and brush border membrane vesicles (BBMVs) prepared from anterior jejunum, posterior jejunum, ileum and colon of newborn(More)
Experiments were undertaken to examine the effect of depletion of adrenal steroids on neurotransmitter-stimulated cAMP accumulation in rat cerebral cortex slices. Long-term depletion due to bilateral adrenalectomy (ADX) and short term depletion due to the steroid synthesis inhibitor metopirone (MET) caused a significant increase in alpha(More)
Despite having no effect on basal phosphoinositide hydrolysis. N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) inhibited carbachol-stimulated accumulation of 3H-inositol phosphates and enhanced that due to noradrenaline in guinea-pig cerebral cortex slices. The glycine antagonist 7-chlorokynurenic acid inhibited the effects of NMDA and this inhibition was reversed by glycine.(More)
This study was undertaken to examine the role of phospholipase A2 and protein kinase C in the potentiation of beta-adrenoceptor-mediated cyclic AMP formation by alpha-adrenoceptors in rat cerebral cortical slices. Inhibition of arachidonic acid metabolism by a range of cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase inhibitors had no effect on the potentiation of(More)
This study was designed to measure the velocity of axonal transport of choline-containing lipids in sensory and motoneurones of control rats and rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes of 3 weeks duration. An additional experiment was performed in which nerves from control and diabetic rats were maintained in vitro during the period between injection of(More)