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During a 6-month study period weekly serum samples demonstrated 9 oestradiol surges above 14 pg/ml (range 19-108 pg/ml) among 3 lionesses isolated from male lions. Intervals between peaks ranged from 3 to 8 weeks. Progesterone surges of more than 17 ng/ml (range 17-282 ng/ml) and lasting for 2-6 weeks were recorded after 7 of the oestradiol peaks. Sexual(More)
Three adult female elephants (Elephas maximus) were tested on a light-dark discrimination problem with an 8-yr intertrial interval. The first subject took only 6 min to reach criterion and made only two errors, suggesting remarkable retention. The other two subjects were found to have visual anomalies that would have gone undetected without this research.
Mitochondrial creatine kinase (Mi-CK) function in viable mitochondria from developing rat skeletal muscle was assessed both by polarographic measurements of creatine-induced respiration and 31P NMR spectroscopy measurements of phosphocreatine (PCr) synthesis. Creatine-induced respiration was observed in very young rats and increased by 50% to 35 days of(More)
The basal ganglia, which are interconnected in the striato-nigral dopaminergic network, are affected in several childhood diseases including Leigh syndrome (LS). LS is the most common mitochondrial disorder affecting children and usually arise from inhibition of the respiratory chain. This vulnerability is attributed to a particular susceptibility to(More)
The effects of glucose or meta-iodo-benzylguanidine (MIBG) on oxygen utilization (QO2) of several tumor cell lines were studied using a Clark-type electrode chamber. For in vivo studies, rats bearing R3230 Ac rat mammary adenocarcinomas were utilized. To evaluate changes in tumor oxygenation induced by glucose or MIBG, intratumoral pO2 and skeletal muscle(More)
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