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Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a 36-amino-acid neurotransmitter which is widely distributed throughout the central and peripheral nervous system. NPY involvement has been suggested in various physiological responses including cardiovascular homeostasis and the hypothalamic control of food intake. At least six subtypes of NPY receptors have been described. Because(More)
The product of the chloroplast psbI gene is associated with the photosystem II reaction center. To gain insights into the function of this polypeptide, we have disrupted its gene in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with an aadA expression cassette that confers resistance to spectinomycin through biolistic transformation. The transformants are still able to grow(More)
Plant gene products that could play a role in the process of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in leguminous plants were detected by screening a cDNA library prepared from soybean nodule poly(A)(+) RNA. About 13% of the 5,700 clones screened contained sequences detectable with a root cDNA probe while about 2,100 clones (37% of the library) contained sequences(More)
An automated high-performance liquid chromatographic assay, using on-line solid-phase extraction, is described for the determination of dimethindene in urine. The solid-phase extraction of the sample (1000 microliters) and the elution of the drug on to the analytical column are performed automatically and concomitantly. The limit of quantification is 5(More)
A fast stepwise systematic approach for the conversion of conventional reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) assays involving liquid-liquid extraction of biological fluids into fully automated HPLC assays using solid-phase extraction and cartridge exchange is described. The suitability of this procedure is demonstrated for the(More)
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