Michael C. Crowder

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BACKGROUND Isoflurane inhibits the excitatory postsynaptic current (EPSC) at many synapses. Accumulated evidence suggests the involvement of a presynaptic mechanism. However, the extent of the presynaptic contribution has not been quantitatively studied. Furthermore, the mechanism underlying the presynaptic contribution remains unclear. METHODS To(More)
Bowel function was assessed in 51 subjects: 10 women and seven men who habitually consumed an omnivorous, vegetarian, or vegan diet. The subjects on these diets had a mean intake of fibre of 23 g, 37 g, and 47 g respectively. Mean transit times were variable and not significantly different between the groups. Vegans, however, had a greater frequency of(More)
BACKGROUND Genetics provides a way to evaluate anesthetic action simultaneously at the molecular and behavioral levels. Results from strains that differ in anesthetic sensitivity have been mixed in their support of unitary theories of anesthesia. Here the authors use the previously demonstrated large variation of halothane sensitivities in Caenorhabditis(More)
This study was undertaken to provide evidence of the variation in the diet necessary to incorporate a high fibre content. Food intakes were measured for seven days by 51 subjects who were either omnivores, vegetarians or vegans. Omnivores consumed the least fibre (23 g), vegetarians significantly more (37 g) and vegans the most (47 g). Men had higher(More)
The rapidly activating and inactivating voltage-gated K (Kv) current, IA, is broadly expressed in neurons and is a key regulator of action potential repolarization, repetitive firing, back propagation (into dendrites) of action potentials, and responses to synaptic inputs. Interestingly, results from previous studies on a number of neuronal cell types,(More)