Shifra Birnbaum

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A vagal tone monitor (VTM) was used to evaluate cardiac rhythm changes in Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) after intramuscular (i.m.) administration of an anti-cholinergic (atropine sulfate), two carbamates (pyridostigmine bromide and physostigmine salicylate), and combinations of pyridostigmine and atropine. Twelve monkeys were studied in 4 experiments(More)
Background—High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) levels are a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Previously we identified a quantitative trait locus on baboon chromosome 18 that regulates HDL. From positional cloning studies and expression studies, we identified the endothelial lipase gene (LIPG) as the primary candidate gene for the(More)
An estimate of the amplitude of respiratory sinus arrhythmia (V) has been proposed as a noninvasive measure of parasympathetic activity. This experiment monitored V in response to a subclinical dose of pyridostigmine bromide (PYR) and a pharmacological challenge of atropine sulfate (ATR). Twelve male rhesus macaques received 200 micrograms/kg of PYR 30 min(More)
There has been an increasing interest in the use of immobilized cells for the production of pharmaceuticals as well as for products such as high fructose syrup or ethanol. Some of these compounds are now produced on an industrial scale whereby the cells are used in a resting or growing state or in a nonviable form as natural carriers of the enzyme(s)(More)
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