Kevin L Christensen

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Three population monitoring methods were evaluated in support of a trap/vaccinate/release program for controlling a bat variant of rabies virus in skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in Flagstaff, Arizona (USA). Skunks were the primary species targeted for population monitoring during the program, but feral cats were also monitored as they represented an abundant(More)
The relationship between hydralazine-induced changes in blood pressure and tumor blood flow was investigated in restrained but non-anesthetized CDF1 mice bearing C3H/Tif foot tumors. Mean arterial blood pressure measurements were made using the procedure of carotid cannulation, and tumor blood flow was estimated using laser Doppler flowmetry. Hydralazine(More)
We have continued our investigation into the mechanism by which nicotinamide can enhance radiation damage in tumors, using a C3H mouse mammary carcinoma grown in CDF1 mice. Biochemical analysis of tumor extracts showed that nicotinamide (1000 mg/kg; i.p.) increased the ATP/Pi and ATP/ADP + AMP ratios. This change in metabolic activity was consistent with(More)
Prolonged oxygen deprivation of cells in vitro or in vivo increases the sensitivity of those cells to heat. Hydralazine is a peripheral vasodilator, currently used clinically as an antihypertensive agent, which has been reported to be able to reduce tumour blood flow and increase the degree of tumour hypoxia. We have investigated the potential of(More)
A new class of 2-substituted benzoxazole carboxamides are presented as potent functional 5-HT(3) receptor antagonists. The chemical series possesses nanomolar in vitro activity against human 5-HT(3)A receptors. A chemistry optimization program was conducted and identified 2-aminobenzoxazoles as orally active 5-HT(3) receptor antagonists with good metabolic(More)
Nicotinamide (1000 mg/kg; i.p.) enhanced the radiation response of the SCCVII tumour, producing an ER of almost 1.5 in a growth delay assay. Separating tumour cells as a function of fluorescent labelling with Hoechst 33342, suggested that this enhancement may be primarily a result of the elimination of acutely hypoxic cells in tumours. Nicotinamide also(More)
We have developed a procedure for directly measuring mean arterial blood pressure in fully awake, non-anaesthetized mice. The technique involves surgical implantation of a small tube into the carotid artery. This tube is then passed under the skin, out through the nape of the neck, and secured in a position which exposes it to the surface. Mice are allowed(More)
PURPOSE The importance of nicotinamide dose on inducing blood pressure changes in mice and humans was investigated. METHODS AND MATERIALS Blood pressure measurements in human volunteers were made using an inflated cuff procedure after oral ingestion of 3 or 6 g nicotinamide. Animal blood pressure measurements were performed in fully awake nonanesthetized(More)
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