Samantha Bernstein

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Many biological functions are conserved, but the extent to which conservation applies to integrative behaviors is unknown. Vasopressin and oxytocin neuropeptides are strongly implicated in mammalian reproductive and social behaviors, yet rodent loss-of-function mutants have relatively subtle behavioral defects. Here we identify an oxytocin/vasopressin-like(More)
PURPOSE To examine a highly abundant novel transcript from human iris. METHODS Expressed sequence tag (EST) analysis of an adult human iris cDNA library revealed an abundant (>0.7%) transcript for a novel member of the small leucine-rich proteoglycan (SLRP) family. Other 3' ESTs from retina were also detected in dbEST. The structure of the leucine-rich(More)
A method for the preparation of steroid triethylammonium sulfates is outlined which involves the fusion of triethylamine-sulfur trioxide and steroids. Experimental details are presented which define the process as a thermal equilibrium resulting in the preferential sulfation of aliphatic hydroxyl groups. Sulfation of an aromatic hydroxyl group can be(More)