Raymond Christon

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PURPOSE Ocular side effects in patients using eye drops may be due to intolerance to the vector used in eye drops. Castor oil is the commonly used lipophilic vector but has been shown to be cytotoxic. Effects on cells of four oils (olive, camelina, Aleurites moluccana, maize) were compared with those of castor oil in human conjunctival cells. METHODS(More)
We studied the effect of a diet deficient in n-3 fatty acids on the adenosine-dependent melatonin release from cultured rat pineal gland after stimulation by 5'-N-ethylcarboxamidoadenosine (NECA), an A2 adenosine agonist. Experiments were conducted with 2-month-old rats raised on semipurified diets containing either peanut oil (n-3 deficients) or peanut(More)
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