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We have tested the participation of endogenous opiate pathways in the negative feedback actions of gonadal steroids on pulsatile properties of luteinizing (LH) hormone release in normal men. To this end, sex steroid hormones were infused intravenously at dosages that under steady state conditions selectively suppressed either the frequency or the amplitude(More)
A radioimmunoassay for the measurement of colchicine (in quantities as small as 0.05 nanogram) in plasma and urine was developed with the use of an antibody from immunized rabbits. After the intravenous injection of 2 milligrams of colchicine in seven subjects, the calculated zero-time concentration in the plasma was 2.9 +/- 1.5 micrograms per deciliter,(More)
Recent evidence suggests that aminoglutethimide (AG), a known inhibitor of adrenal steroidogenesis, is a potent blocker of aromatase and thus of estrogen production. These properties of AG have been exploited clinically to reduce the biosynthesis of adrenal estrogen precursors and extraglandular estrogen production in postmenopausal women with metastatic(More)
This paper describes an operationally simple, rapid hydrogenation of unsaturated sterols and bile alcohols in a domestic microwave oven. This has been achieved by the addition of catalytic amounts of Pd/C in methylene chloride/propylene glycol solvents in the presence of ammonium formate followed by microwave irradiation. It is suggested that this(More)
An intraperitoneal injection of leucine-enkephalin into rats stimulates gonadotropin and prolactin release. To elucidate the mechanism of this releasing property of leucine-enkephalin, rat hemipituitaries were incubated with either enkephalin alone or enkephalin in combination with OHRH. Enkephalin alone had no effect on LH or prolactin release in vitro but(More)
A rapid and easily performed procedure for the synthesis of 5 beta-cholestane-3 alpha, 7 beta, 12 alpha, 25-tetrol by means of an efficient homologation sequence of the intermediate, 3 alpha, 7 beta, 12 alpha-triformyloxy-24-oxo-25-diazo-25-homo-5 beta-cholane is described. The reaction sequence involved treating the intermediate, alpha-diazoketone in(More)
AIMS Cognitive decline disproportionately affects older adult type 2 diabetes. We tested whether randomized intensive (INT) glucose-lowering reduces the rate(s) of cognitive decline in adults with advanced type 2 diabetes (mean: age, 60 years; diabetes duration, 11 years) from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial. METHODS A battery of neuropsychological(More)
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