Patrick Stevens

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OBJECTIVES The formation and release of adenosine following graded excitatory stimulation of the brain may serve important physiological functions such as sleep regulation, as well as an early resistance mechanism against excitotoxicity. However, adenosine at high levels may reflect merely the results of obstructed energy metabolism. METHODS We examined(More)
The localization of the neuropeptide FMRFamide in the buccal ganglia and buccal muscles of Aplysia was studied by immunocytology and high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) combined with either a sensitive bioassay or 35S-methionine labeling. Immunocytology with an antiserum directed to FMRFamide stained a large number of fibers, varicosities, and(More)
Experimental work suggests that dermatan sulphate has potential as an antithrombotic agent: it can inhibit venous thrombi yet has less effect upon bleeding than heparin. While heparin functions as an anticoagulant primarily by its ability to accelerate the action of the plasma protein inhibitor antithrombin III, dermatan sulphate acts selectively through a(More)
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