Robert L. Taylor

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High-affinity binding of [3H]acetylcholine to muscarinic cholinergic sites in rat CNS and peripheral tissues was measured in the presence of cytisin, which occupies nicotinic cholinergic receptors. The muscarinic sites were characterized with regard to binding kinetics, pharmacology, anatomical distribution, and regulation by guanyl nucleotides. These(More)
Nearly all genes presently mapped to chicken chromosome 16 (GGA 16) have either a demonstrated role in immune responses or are considered to serve in immunity by reason of sequence homology with immune system genes defined in other species. The genes are best described in regional units. Among these, the best known is the polymorphic major(More)
The existence of typical muscarinic receptors in membranes of sheep anterior pituitary was detected by binding of [3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate ([3H]QNB), a potent and specific muscarinic antagonist. [3H]QNB binding sites in anterior pituitary had an equilibrium dissociation constant of about 20-40 pM, a rate constant for association at 37 degrees C of about(More)
A survey of the regional distribution of binding of 1 nM [3H](3-Me-His2)thyrotropin-releasing hormone ([3H]MeTRH) to TRH receptors in the brains of eight mammalian species revealed major species differences in both the absolute and relative values of TRH receptor binding in different brain regions. Several brain regions exhibited binding equal to or(More)
TRH binds to sites in the nucleus accumbens-septal area of sheep brain. These sites appear to represent receptors for at least some of its behavioral effects in other species and are very similar to sheep pituitary receptors. All measurements were performed on ice to prevent peptide degradation. High affinity [3H]TRH binding in brain regions was(More)
There has been extensive interest in the role of serotonin (5-hydoxytryptamine, 5-HT) in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension because episodes of pulmonary arterial hypertension in humans have been linked to serotoninergic appetite-suppressant drugs. In this study, we investigated the role of serotonin in the development of pulmonary hypertension(More)