Robyn L Morgan

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Marine elasmobranch fishes maintain high urea concentrations and therefore must minimize urea loss to the environment in order to reduce the energetic costs of urea production. Previous studies have identified a facilitated urea transporter in the kidney of the dogfish. We examined mechanisms of urea transport in the kidney of the little skate Raja erinacea(More)
Marine elasmobranchs retain urea and other osmolytes, e.g. trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), to counterbalance the osmotic pressure of seawater. We investigated whether a renal urea transporter(s) would be regulated in response to dilution of the external environment. A 779 bp cDNA for a putative skate kidney urea transporter (SkUT) was cloned, sequenced and(More)
One method to treat cyanide poisoning involves the administration of a combination of sodium thiosulfate and sodium nitrite. Sodium thiosulfate is believed to exert its antidotal effect by serving as a sulfur donor, thereby increasing the rate of rhodanese catalyzed biotransformation of cyanide to thiocyanate. To gain insight into the mechanism of action of(More)
Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) have significant diagnostic potential as they can reflect both the presence and recurrence of a wide range of cancers. However, this potential continues to be limited by the lack of robust and accessible isolation technologies. An alternative to isolation might be their direct detection amongst other peripheral blood cells,(More)
1,1'-Trimethylene [1,1'-14C]bis(4-aldoximinopyridinium) ion (TMB-4) was synthesized and its metabolic disposition was investigated in vivo. Rats were administered multiple doses of TMB-4 (25 mg/kg) by the intraperitoneal route and urine was collected over a 48-hr period. Approximately 98% of the administered radioactive dose could be accounted for in the(More)