Paul B. Marshburn

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Dopamine (DA) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) are putative neurotransmitters in two separate populations of amacrine neurons in the mammalian retina. Pharmacological studies have been conducted to determine if GABA neurons regulate the neuronal activity of the neurons that secrete DA. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) activity, a biochemical indicator of changes(More)
Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) contained in dopamine (DA) neurons of rat retina is activated in vivo as a consequence of photic stimulation. Experiments were conducted to test the effects of changes of membrane potential and of cyclic AMP-dependent protein phosphorylation on TH activity of these retinal neurons. Retinas were dissociated into suspensions of(More)
Progesterone receptor (PR) variant mRNAs in human endometrium could encode proteins with the potential to alter progesterone action in states of normal and abnormal endometrial development. We have assessed the expression levels of mRNA for the wild-type PR and splice variants of PR mRNA lacking exon 4 (del-4 PR), exon 6 (del-6 PR), exons 4 and 6 (del-4&6(More)
Metabolism of progesterone by human endometrium has been described, but the rapidity and extent of progesterone metabolism is incompletely documented in cellular fractions of normal endometrium. Therefore, we evaluated progesterone metabolism in separated stromal and gland cells in culture obtained from normal human endometrium by thin-layer chromatography.(More)
Given the increases in 5-year cancer survival and recent advances in fertility preserving technologies, an increasing number of women with cancer are presenting for discussion of fertility preserving options. This review will summarize the risk of infertility secondary to cancer treatment, available treatment options for fertility preservation, and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to determine if low-dose aspirin improved ovarian stimulation, endometrial response, or IVF pregnancy rates in our program. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 316 consecutive IVF cycles from 1995 through 2001. Aspirin 80 mg daily was initiated at the start of luteal leuprolide in 72 cycles. The 244 controls received(More)
Antenatal sonography consistently reveals three parallel echogenic lines on high-axial scans of the fetal head. Previous descriptions of fetal intracranial anatomy assumed that the inner line originates from the interhemispheric fissure and that the outer lines originate from the lateral walls of the lateral ventricles. By studying the three lines(More)
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