Robert Rothrock

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BACKGROUND Traditional strategies for myofascial pain relief provide transient, incomplete, variable, or unpredictable outcomes. Botulinum toxin is itself an analgesic but can also cause sustained muscular relaxation, thereby possibly affording even greater relief than traditional therapies. METHODS The study goal was to determine whether direct injection(More)
We constructed a physical map of Kilham rat virus strains 171 DNA by analyzing the sizes and locations of restriction endonuclease-generated fragments of the replicative-form viral DNA synthesized in vitro. BglI, KpnI, BamHI, SmaI, XhoI, and XorII did not appear to have any cleavage sites, whereas 11 other enzymes cleaved the genome at one to eight sites,(More)
Poly(A)-RNAs were prepared from livers of rats treated with hydrocortisone and cycloheximide, then enriched for large mRNAs by successive sucrose gradients and gel electrophoresis. The size-selected RNAs were used as templates for synthesis of double-stranded cDNAs that were cloned in Escherichia coli using the pBR322 plasmid vector. Recombinant plasmids(More)
Expression of the hepatic enzyme tyrosine aminotransferase was analyzed in the perinatal period of development in the rat, when this expression undergoes significant changes associated with hepatocyte differentiation. In late prenatal liver both enzyme and functional mRNA gene products are present at levels 10- to 15-fold below those in the fully(More)
Rat fetuses of 20 days gestational age were treated in utero with the inhibitor of DNA methylation, 5-azacytidine. The liver enzyme tyrosine aminotransferase, normally expressed at very low levels until several hours after birth, was increased by the drug in the fetal livers after a lag period of about 9 hours, reaching a level 70-fold above control levels(More)
The sympathetic dystrophies are poorly understood and underdiagnosed, especially in their milder forms. Although the two major syndromes, causalgia and reflex sympathetic dystrophy, are similar in many aspects, significant differences remain in clinical presentation, pathogenesis, and management. This discussion of these syndromes focuses on clinical(More)
Developmental changes in expression of two genes subject to identical hormonal controls in adult liver were examined in livers of fetal and newborn rats. Both mRNA concentrations and transcription of tyrosine aminotransferase were very low throughout gestation and increased sharply at birth. The mRNA of gene 33 (Lee et al., J. Biol. Chem. 260: 16433-16438,(More)
Rat fetuses of 20 days gestational age were treated in utero with 5-azacytidine. Within 14 to 18 h after treatment several significant changes in the fetal livers were observed, including a dramatic maturation of hepatocyte morphology with little alteration in hematopoietic elements. Assessment of mRNA levels by hybridization to cloned cDNAs, together with(More)
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