Katariina Raij

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  • K Raij
  • 1977
The actions of exogenous corticotrophin (ACTH) and human choriogonadotrophin (HCG) were assessed by measuring cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cAMP), 17-ketosteroids (17-KS), 17-ketogenic steroids (17-KGS), androsterone (A), etiocholanolone (E), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and pregnanetriol (P3) in 24 h urine. ACTH was infused intravenously into six(More)
Cyclic AMP (cAMP) in blood samples was followed during abortions induced with an intraamniotic injection of prostaglandin F2a (PGF2a) and E2 (PGE2) in women in the second trimester. The effect of intraamniotic administration of PGE2 on tissue cAMP levels and adenyl cyclase (AC) and cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) in myometrium, maternal abdominal(More)
The hypotensive effect of different adrenergic agonists and antagonists were screened both in normo- and hypertensive rabbit eyes. The drugs were applicated topically and intraocular pressure (IOP) was monitored constantly with a manometric method. Subsequently the inhibitory effect of the antagonists on isoproterenol-stimulated adenylate cyclase activity(More)
Excretion of urinary cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cAMP) was determined in twenty-four children of short stature and in sixteen normal children. Of the patients, eight suffered from anterior panhypopituitarism, six from isolated deficiency or somatotropin, seven had a family history of short stature, and three had growth failure of pre-natal onset.(More)
A modification of Aurbach & Houston's enzymic method for measuring cAMP is presented. The procedure is relatively simple and in several respects new. Urinary cAMP is separated from other nucleotides and phosphate by ZnSO4-Ba(OH)2 precipitation and column chromatography. The eluate is concentrated by evaporation. Recovery at this stage is 60-82%. The cAMP(More)
The carboxyl-terminal tripeptide of casopressin (Pro-Arg-Gly.NH2) and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) were injected intravenously into six human subjects, and the effects of these peptides on plasma free fatty acids (FFA) and cAMP concentrations were compared with that of saline. Twenty mug of the tripetide and 100 mug of ACTH INCREASED THE PLASMA FFA(More)