Lindsay McDermott

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BACKGROUND Extracellular adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) increases human eosinophil intracellular Ca(2+) concentration; the mechanism of action is not fully known. ATP, a physiologic regulator, acts through 2 purinergic receptor types: cation channels (P2X) and G protein-coupled receptors (P2Y). OBJECTIVE This study is aimed at identifying the functional(More)
Using nondenaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, we have identified two distinct myosin isoenzymes in human atrial tissue that correspond to the V1 and V3 isomyosins found in rat ventricular tissue. Normal left and right atrial appendages have approximately 50% V3. When the left atrium was exposed to hemodynamic overload secondary to mitral stenosis,(More)
Bile flow restoration is a crucial step in the recovery process post transplantation of the liver. Here, metabolic trajectories based on changes in bile secretion - a known marker of functionality - have been utilised as an approach for discovering bile fluxes during transplantation. A total of ten liver transplants were monitored and from these 68 bile(More)
Diabetes produced by injection of alloxan or streptozotocin results in cardiac dysfunction in rats that is associated with lower cardiac contractile protein ATPase activity. The purpose of this investigation was to examine cardiac myosin biochemistry in the Bio-Breeding Worcester (BB/W) rat, a strain in which diabetes occurs spontaneously and closely(More)
The feeding response to 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2DG) was measured in gonadally intact females (NORM) during estrus (EST) or diestrus (DIES) and in ovariectomized (OVEX) rats following injections of estradiol benzoate and progesterone (HORM) or oil (OIL). In both groups the response to 2DG under conditions of EST or HORM was significantly suppressed relative to(More)
Knife cuts were made that preferentially interrupted (a) the nigrostriatal pathway; (b) pallidofugal projections to the lower brainstem; (c) caudate-pallidal interconnections; and (d) fibers entering or leaving the striatum ventrally. The effects of these cuts on conditioned (shuttle box) avoidance, passive avoidance, swimming escape, sucrose-rewarded alley(More)
Knife cuts ventral or medial to the striatum were used to interrupt some of the principal connections of this structure. All of the cuts depleted striatal dopamine and produced aphagia and adipsia but there was no indication that the two classes of effects were always correlated. Cuts medial to the striatum produced the most severe DA depletions, persistent(More)
The effects of intrahippocampal or intrahypothalamic injections of anticholinergic compounds on operant responding were observed in a multiple schedule paradigm consisting of reinforced, punished, and nonreinforced components and on a punished ingestive passive avoidance task. The pattern of results suggests that cholinergic components of the hippocampus(More)