Matt Henry

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Fetal growth restriction followed by accelerated postnatal growth contributes to impaired metabolic function in adulthood. The extent to which these outcomes may be mediated centrally within the hypothalamus, as opposed to in the periphery within the digestive tract, remains unknown. In a sheep model, we achieved intrauterine growth restriction(More)
Enkephalins are involved in neural control of digestive functions such as motility, secretion, and absorption. To better understand their role in pigs, we analyzed the qualitative and quantitative distribution of enkephalin immunoreactivity (ENK-IR) in components of the intestinal wall from the esophagus to the anal sphincter. Immunohistochemical labelings(More)
The aim of the present study was to describe the deep muscular plexus of the pig duodenum and to characterize its cellular components. Numerous nerve varicosities have been detected in the deep muscular plexus using anti-synaptophysin antibodies. Nerve fibres were also detected here in the outer circular muscle layer, whereas no nerve fibres were observed(More)
I present a computational model of R&D dynamics in an oligopoly with endogenous entry and exit. It views R&D as myopic but adaptive search for improvements in production methods and the firm as boundedly rational agent motivated by experiential learning in its pursuit of R&D. The turnover of firms, their sizes, R&D intensities, and the production(More)
Immunohistochemical investigations were carried out to determine the pattern of distribution of methionine- and leucine-enkephalin-like materials in the cat pylorus, duodenum, ileum and proximal and distal colon. The present results indicate that leucine-enkephalin-like materials are less densely distributed than methionine-enkephalin-like materials, but(More)
Methionine-enkephalin-like immunoreactivity was detected in presynaptic nerve fibers and SIF cells in cat prevertebral ganglia. The immunoreactive nerve fibers contained a mixture of numerous small clear vesicles and a few large vesicles; the immunoreactivity was only confined to the large vesicles. Most of the immunoreactive fibers were in apposition with(More)
The Phe-Met-Arg-Phe NH2 (FMRFamide)-like immunoreactivity was detected in neurons of the cerebro-pedal and visceral ganglia of the scallop Pecten maximus using immunohistochemical techniques. FMRFamide-like immunoreactivity was also found in nerve fibers localized in the connective tissue and the epithelial wall of the gonad. Electron microscopy study(More)
In the present studies we used the calcium (Ca2+)-sensitive dye Quin-2 to determine whether the cytosolic (Cyt) Ca2+ mediates the effects of extracellular (EC) Ca2+ on cAMP accumulation through changes in adenylate cyclase and phosphodiesterase activity in bovine parathyroid cells (bPTC). In dispersed (d) bPTC, increasing the EC Ca2+ from 0.5 to 2 mM(More)
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