Sir Colin L. Berry

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The interaction of two dissociative anaesthetics, ketamine and phencyclidine, with the responses of spinal neurones to the electrophoretic administration of amino acids and acetylcholine was studied in decerebrate or pentobarbitone-anaesthetized cats and rats. Both ketamine and phencyclidine selectively blocked excitation by N-methyl-aspartate (NMA) with(More)
Historically, toxicology has played a significant role in verifying conclusions drawn on the basis of epidemiological findings. Agents that were suggested to have a role in human diseases have been tested in animals to firmly establish a causative link. Bacterial pathogens are perhaps the oldest examples, and tobacco smoke and lung cancer and asbestos and(More)
Primary carcinoma of the bronchus is a major cause of death in males and females. Several studies report an increase in the incidence of adenocarcinoma and have suggested that this reflects changes in smoking habits or, alternatively, that it is a spurious rise due to changes in diagnostic criteria. To examine the latter suggestion we reviewed three cohorts(More)
The effects of the stereoisomers dextrorphan and levorphanol on the excitation of spinal neurons by electrophoretically administered excitatory amino acids were studied in pentobarbitone-anaesthetised rats. Both isomers reduced responses to N-methyl-DL-aspartate (NMA), dextrorphan being both more selective and more potent than levorphanol in this respect.(More)
High rates of mortality are an abiding feature of homes for the elderly. Almost a fifth (19.2%) of a cohort of 6947 residents died in the 12 months following initial assessment. Survival rates vary widely, however, for different groups within the residential population. Using data from a longitudinal study of 175 homes for the elderly, this paper examines(More)
Using the technique of microelectrophoresis on cat and rat spinal neurones, the bridged benz(f)isoquinoline, LY154045, like ketamine and dextrorphan, was found to be a selective antagonist of N-methylaspartate, an amino acid used for characterizing excitatory amino acid synaptic receptors. The unbridged analogue, LY154005, was inactive as an amino acid(More)
  • Mitteilungen der DGP, Rudolf-Virchow- Preisträger, Pathologie e.V, Sir Colin L. Berry
  • Der Pathologe
  • 2017
2017 Sylvia Hartmann, Frankfurt am Main 2016 Daniel Baumhoer, Basel 2015 Beate Straub, Heidelberg 2014 Thomas Longerich, Heidelberg 2013 Peter Johannes Wild, Zürich 2012 Irene Esposito, München 2012 David Horst, München 2011 Diego Francesco Calvisi, Greifswald 2010 Sven Perner, Tübingen 2009 Wilfried Roth, Heidelberg 2007 Martin Anlauf, Kiel 2007 Aurel(More)
Using the technique of microelectrophoresis in pentobarbitone-anaesthetized cats and rats, the effects of benzomorphans, with known actions at sigma- and kappa- opioid receptors, were tested on responses of spinal neurones to amino acids and acetylcholine. The racemic mixture and both enantiomers of the sigma opiate receptor agonist, N-allylnormetazocine(More)