Ryan D. Hartman

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The Internet of Things (IoT) many be thought of as the availability of physical objects, or devices, on the Internet [1]. Given such an arrangement it is possible to access sensor data and control actuators remotely. Furthermore such data may be combined with data from other sources, e.g., with data that is contained in the Web and/or operated on by(More)
The presence of opioid peptides and opiate receptors in the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system, as well as the inhibitory effects of enkephalins and beta-endorphin on release of oxytocin and vasopressin have been well documented. The physiological importance of opioid peptides in this classical neurosecretory system, however, has remained illusive. In the(More)
Sensitive radiometric assays were adapted to study the development and kinetics of meperidine and methadone N-demethylation and morphine glucuronidation by microsomes isolated from livers of fetal stump-tailed macaques (Macaca arctoides). Times in development selected for study were midterm, three-quarter term, near term and newborn (0.5 h and 14 days).(More)
We have shown, using the opiate receptor antagonist naltrexone, that endogenous opioid peptides inhibit the release of oxytocin (OT), but not of vasopressin (AVP), from the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system during dehydration. The stimulus for the release of neurohypophysial hormones during dehydration is both hypovolemia and increased plasma osmolality.(More)
Abstract We examined the temporal changes in plasma luteinizing hormone (LH) levels, median eminence luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) concentrations and LHRH mRNA levels in estrogen-treated, ovariectomized rats with empty or antiestrogen- containing microcannulae stereotaxically implanted into the medial preoptic area. Neither treatment(More)
One physiological role for endogenous opioid peptides is to attenuate the release of oxytocin (OT) from the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system during dehydration and hemorrhage when vasopressin maintains fluid balance and blood pressure. During lactation, OT, which stimulates milk ejection, is released without vasopressin. The influence of endogenous(More)
Temporal changes in tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) mRNA levels in medullary A1 and A2 neurons and locus coeruleus (LC) cells were studied 6, 12 and 24 h following orchidectomy in rats. Brains from intact controls and sham castrated rats also were evaluated at these same time periods. In situ hybridization histochemistry and quantitative image analysis techniques(More)
These studies determined whether endogenous gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) secretion affects LHRH neuronal responsiveness to norepinephrine (NE). The intracerebroventricular (icv) infusion of either bicuculline or phaclofen (GABA-A or GABA-B receptor antagonists, respectively) into ovariectomized (OVX) estrogen-treated rats did not affect basal LH levels(More)
We have examined the changes which occur in neuronal expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and proopiomelanocortin (POMC) mRNA in response to castration and hyperprolactinemia (HP) in male rats. Steady-state mRNA levels were determined by quantitative in situ hybridization histochemistry (ISHH) using 35S-labeled synthetic 48-base oligodeoxynucleotide(More)