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Given the widespread use of insecticides in the environment, it is important to perform studies evaluating their potential effects on humans. Organophosphate insecticides, such as chlorpyrifos, are being phased out; however, the use of pyrethroids in household pest control is increasing. While chlorpyrifos is relatively well studied, much less is known(More)
The R-Spondin (RSpo) family of secreted proteins act as potent activators of the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway. We have previously shown that RSpo proteins can induce proliferative effects on the gastrointestinal epithelium in mice. Here we provide a mechanism whereby RSpo1 regulates cellular responsiveness to Wnt ligands by modulating the cell-surface(More)
Here we describe the isolation of a novel C-terminally amidated octadecapeptide--SVIGCWTKSIPPRPCFVK-amide--that contains a disulphide loop between Cys(5) and Cys(15) that is consistent with a Bowman-Birk type protease inhibitor, from the skin secretion of the Chinese Bamboo odorous frog, Huia versabilis. Named HV-BBI, the peptide is encoded by a single(More)
This study's objective was to investigate how peer support relates to psychiatric hospitalization and crisis stabilization utilization outcomes. The likelihood of experiencing a psychiatric hospitalization or a crisis stabilization was modeled for consumers using peer support services and a control group of consumers using community mental health services(More)
Here we report two novel 17-mer amidated linear peptides (TsAP-1 and TsAP-2) whose structures were deduced from cDNAs cloned from a venom-derived cDNA library of the Brazilian yellow scorpion, Tityus serrulatus. Both mature peptides were structurally-characterised following their location in chromatographic fractions of venom and synthetic replicates of(More)
Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic-nucleotide-gated cation nonselective (HCN) channels are involved in the pathology of nervous system diseases. HCN channels and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors can mutually co-regulate the function of neurons in many brain areas. However, little is known about the co-regulation of HCN channels and GABA receptors in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies demonstrated that the Period1 gene (Per1) is involved in behavioral alterations induced by addictive drugs. We explored the effects of inhibiting expression in brain of Per1 on morphine conditioned place preference (CPP) and morphine-induced phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and cAMP-response element(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) to anticancer drugs is a major obstacle to successful chemotherapy in the treatment of cancers. Identification of natural compounds capable of circumventing MDR with minimal adverse side effects is an attractive goal. Here, we found that H6, a gypenoside aglycon from Gynostemma pentaphyllum, displayed potent anti-MDR activity.(More)
Because of a large amount of arithmetic in the standard digital lock-in detection, a high performance processor is needed to implement the algorithm in real time. This paper presents a novel algorithm that integrates oversampling and high-speed lock-in detection. The algorithm sets the sampling frequency as a whole-number multiple of four of the input(More)