Myfanwy J. Runcie

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Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is known to be co-stored and co-released from sympathetic nerve terminals. In the cardiovascular system NPY acts on two main receptor subtypes. At the postjunctional or Y1 receptor NPY causes constriction directly in addition to potentiating other vasoconstrictor agents. NPY acting at the prejunctional, or Y2 receptor, inhibits the(More)
This study examines some of the cardiovascular and respiratory effects of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in anaesthetised dogs. Intravenous injection of PACAP 27 caused an increase in arterial blood pressure and an increase in heart rate. The blood pressure response was significantly reduced by adrenoceptor blockade suggesting a(More)
Food quantity and especially food quality are thought to be key factors driving reproductive changes in the house mouse, Mus domesticus, leading to outbreaks of house mouse populations in the Australian grain-growing region. Characteristic changes during an incipient mouse plague are an early start of breeding, a high proportion of females breeding at a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate housing survey data, describe the state of household infrastructure in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT), and to discuss implications for health improvement for people in these communities. DESIGN Quantitative analysis of survey data and qualitative analysis of the survey process. SETTING All NT houses funded(More)
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