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A new cationic complex, [99mTc(tetrofosmin)2O2]+, where tetrofosmin is the ether functionalized diphosphine ligand 1,2-bis[bis(2-ethoxyethyl)phosphino]ethane, has been synthesized and evaluated for potential use in myocardial perfusion imaging. The structure of the complex has been determined by x-ray crystallography of the 99Tc analog. In comparison with(More)
1. The hypotensive effect of green beans, common rue and kelp was recently shown in normotensive rats in vivo. A number of mechanisms of action of these aqueous extracts was identified. The present study examined these actions at the tissue level in vitro with possible interactions of these extracts. 2. Rue showed positive chronotropic and inotropic effects(More)
The gross and microscopic anatomy of epidermal glands has been studied in laboratory maintained tokays (Gekko gecko), and house geckos (Hemidactylus bowringii) captured from the wild throughout the year. Annual testicular activity in the house gecko has also been studied. While no significant differences in glandular development at various times have been(More)
Parathyroid gland extracts from four different snake species, Ptyas korros, Ptyas mucosa, Elaphe radiata, and Naja naja, were prepared and their hypotensive actions were assayed in anesthetized P. korros. All extracts were hypotensive and the responses, except that of N. naja, were dose related. Their potencies were, however, different in different species.(More)
The extrathyroidal conversion of thyroxine to triiodothyronine in the snake, Elaphe taeniura, has been determined in vitro. The liver, kidney and pancreas are important organs showing significant 5′-deiodinase activity. The pancreas has a higher conversion rate (18.5±3.58 pmol·min-1·mg protein-1) than other vertebrate tissues that have been studied. The(More)
Three putative pressor systems, the alpha-adrenergic system (AS), the renin angiotensin system (RAS), and the arginine vasotocin system (AVT-S), were studied for their roles in blood pressure regulation and their possible interactions in the rat snake. Ptyas korros. Norepinephrine (NE), angiotensin I (ANG I), and arginine vasotocin (AVT) increased the mean(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) was found using radioimmunoassay in the brain and spinal cord of the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. The brain extracts were found to contain 241.7 +/- 68.1 pg/mg tissue, and the spinal cord contained 1753.0 +/- 96.8 pg/mg tissue. An intense immunocytochemical reaction was observed in the dorsal spinal cord. Vascular(More)
Vibrio vulnificus is a pathogenic gram-negative bacterium, endemic to brackish waters, which is often isolated from sediments, from the water column or from shellfish. It is associated with wound infections and septicemia in humans and the virulence of V. vulnificus has been strongly associated with encapsulation. The capsular polysaccharide purified from a(More)