Nihar V Patel

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Fetal growth restriction followed by accelerated postnatal growth contributes to impaired metabolic function in adulthood. The extent to which these outcomes may be mediated centrally within the hypothalamus, as opposed to in the periphery within the digestive tract, remains unknown. In a sheep model, we achieved intrauterine growth restriction(More)
The human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) family consists of four distinct receptors: HER1 (epidermal growth factor receptor), HER2, HER3, and HER4. Their specific activating ligands are collectively known as neuregulins (NRG). We hypothesized that one member of the NRG family, NRG-1, and the HER family would play a role in fetal lung development. To(More)
We generated transgenic mice that carry 4.6 kb of the mouse galanin gene fused to 2.5 kb of the rat PRL promoter. In all transgenic lines that carried and transmitted the transgene, there were significant increases in galanin messenger RNA and peptide levels in the anterior pituitary in both male and female transgenic mice, and the elevation of galanin was(More)
In this work we demonstrate that monoclonal antibodies (MABs) to TSH can enhance the biological actions of TSH in vivo. Hypopituitary Snell dwarf mice were injected with TSH (25, 50, or 100 mU/day) alone or complexed with MAB-GC73 once per day for 5 days; control animals received PBS. Radioactive sulfate (35SO4(2-)) was also injected on the fifth day and(More)
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