Michael Dockter

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BACKGROUND There is substantial evidence for a significant genetic component to the risk for alcoholism. However, susceptibility loci or genes for alcohol dependence remain largely unknown. To identify susceptibility loci for alcohol dependence, we selected 329 extended families from the Framingham Heart Study population in which at least one family member(More)
The present studies were designed to investigate the mechanism by which neuropeptide-Y (NPY) augments the effect of LHRH to stimulate the release of LH from cultured rat anterior pituitary cells. Anterior pituitary cells from ovariectomized rats were enzymatically dispersed, cultured for 3 days, and then exposed to various secretagogues during 3-h(More)
M proteins, the major virulence factor of group A streptococci, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and other streptococcal related autoimmune diseases. A 22-kD fragment of M type 5 protein is a potent stimulant of human T cells and has recently been shown by our laboratory to belong to the newly designated family of(More)
Ar-Benzyladriamycin-14-valerate (AD 198) ¡s a highly lipophilic ana logue of Adriamycin with novel cytotoxic mechanisms, greater in vivo antitumor activity, and the ability to circumvent multidrug resistance due to P-glycoprotein-mediated drug efflux or decreased topoisomerase II activity. To identify the mechanism(s) which may confer AD 198 resist ance,(More)
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