Nathan Karny

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Cyclic AMP-independent protein kinase activities from Ehrlich ascites tumor cells, partially purified by DEAE-cellulose and phosphocellulose chromatography were inhibited by quercetin. The cyclic AMP in the tumor ascites cells and the cyclic AMP-dependent protein activity from this tumor and from bovine and mouse tissues were unaffected by this drug. Since(More)
By combining laser fluorimetry with high pressure liquid chromatography, we are able to detect and quantitate the naturally fluorescent mycotoxin, zearalenone, in contaminated corn samples. Experiments with zearalenone standards show a linear fluorimeter response over four orders of magnitude with a detection limit of 300 pg zearalenone injected onto a C,8(More)
An important portion of the protein kinase activity in the 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) induced rat mammary tumour is inhibited by the bioflavonoid quercetin (10(-4) M). By partial purification on a DEAE Cellulose column it was shown that the quercetin-inhibitable enzyme activity can be eluted in a separate peak which contains markedly reduced(More)
Tritiated [(16 alpha-ethyl-21-hydroxy-19-nor-pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione)-6,7-3H] (ORG-2058) and 17,21-dimethyl-19-nor-pregna-4,9-diene-3,20-dione (R5020) were compared as ligands in the assay of progesterone receptor in human and rat breast tumors. We found that ORG-2058 is a better ligand because of its low nonspecific binding. Most of the nonspecific binding(More)
A 2-step chromatographic separation, using both thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), in conjunction with the high sensitivity of laser fluorometry permits extension of the detection limits of aflatoxin contamination in corn to 0.1 ppb (microgram/kg) with a 26% root mean square variation. Aflatoxin B1 is extracted(More)
Cerebral deficits in schizophrenia have been associated either with left hemisphere dysfunction, or with impairment in interhemispheric transfer. To test the relative efficacy of the two hypotheses, 63 right-handed subjects (24 paranoid schizophrenics, 21 nonparanoid schizophrenics, and 18 normal controls) were given two auditory lateral tasks:(More)
Psychotherapy is one of the major methods of treatment in the mental health field. A review of the literature suggests that some forms of psychotherapy are evidence-based. Findings from hundreds of meta-analytic studies indicate that psychotherapy can often achieve outcomes that are clinically meaningful and may also contribute to cost savings. This review(More)
We assessed hemisphere function in right-handed male chronic schizophrenic patients using dichotic listening tests. We evaluated digit, tonic and transitional tests in patients with paranoid schizophrenia (n = 8), patients with disorganized schizophrenia (n = 8) and in control subjects (n = 8). The dichotic listening analysis discriminated between paranoid(More)
The effect of lithium carbonate on lateralized cognitive functions was studied by asking a patient suffering from a manic-depressive disorder to repeatedly recognize a given series of digits delivered dichotically while varying the dosage of lithium carbonate intake. The data showed that, whereas digit recognition from the right ear (left hemisphere) was(More)
A granulosa theca cell tumor was found in a 10-month-old girl with precocious puberty. Steroid hormone receptors were measured in fractionated tumor cells. Estrogen and progesterone receptors were measured in the cytosol, and estrogen receptors were measured in the nuclear fraction of the tumor. Although high affinity (Kd 0.4 nM) progesterone receptors were(More)
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