Seymour Reichlin

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The distribution of estrogen receptor protein-alpha (ER-alpha)-containing cells in the human hypothalamus and adjacent regions was studied using a monoclonal antibody (H222) raised against ER-alpha derived from MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. Reaction product was found in restricted populations of neurons and astrocyte-like cells. Neurons immunoreactive(More)
The signalling mechanism and cellular targets of the AT2 receptor are still unknown. We report that angiotensin II (Ang II) inhibits basal and atrial natriuretic peptide stimulated particulate guanylate cyclase (pGC) activity through AT2 receptors in rat adrenal glomerulosa and PC12W cells. This inhibition is blocked by the phosphotyrosine phosphatase(More)
An important question facing physicians who care for families with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2a is whether prospective screening to detect early abnormalities of the thyroid, parathyroid, or adrenal glands favorably influences the ultimate course of the disease. An 18-year study of a large family has allowed us to examine the effect of early(More)
To determine whether VIP functions as a physiological PRL-releasing factor, the effects of immunoneutralization of endogenous vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) on the PRL secretory response to suckling and ether stress were assessed. Using a porcine VIP-thyroglobulin conjugate as antigen, a peptide-specific antiserum was generated in a rabbit which bound(More)
The ability of interleukin 1 (IL 1) to augment the proliferation of murine thymocytes in vitro was inhibited in a dose-dependent manner by the neuropeptide alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha MSH). The minimal effective concentration of alpha MSH was 10(-11) M. Maximal effect occurred between 10(-8) and 10(-7) M, with diminishing effectiveness at(More)
To determine the effects of estrogen deficiency and replacement on GH secretion, we measured the 22-h GH secretory pattern and response to 1 h of light exercise in 16 normal postmenopausal women before and after treatment replacement with ethinyl estradiol (20 micrograms/day for 15 days). To determine whether the changes found were due to pituitary(More)