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Tetanic electrical stimulation induces two separate calcium signals in rat skeletal myotubes, a fast one, dependent on Cav 1.1 or dihydropyridine receptors (DHPRs) and ryanodine receptors and related to contraction, and a slow signal, dependent on DHPR and inositol trisphosphate receptors (IP(3)Rs) and related to transcriptional events. We searched for slow(More)
Repeated amphetamine (AMPH) administration results in behavioral sensitization. To investigate the participation of the opioid system in this phenomenon, we examined the effects of acute and repeated AMPH administration on mu-opioid receptor (MOR) mRNA levels in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and striatum (STR) of rats, by quantitative non-radioactive in situ(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study was undertaken to evaluate pregnant women's willingness to undergo HSV type-specific serologic testing and factors affecting willingness in an obstetrics/gynecology ambulatory unit. METHODS At prenatal Visit 1, pregnant women (n = 303) with no history of HSV-2 were tested for HSV-1/HSV-2 before and after they received(More)
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