Stan Caveney

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For several millennia, stem extracts of Ephedra (Ephedraceae, Gnetales) have been used as folk medicines in both the Old and New World. Some species were used in treatments of questionable efficacy for venereal disease in North America during the last century. Many Eurasian species produce phenylethylamine alkaloids, mostly ephedrine and pseudoephedrine,(More)
A cDNA encoding a high-affinity Na(+)/anion(-)-dependent octopamine transporter (OAT) was isolated via an RT-PCR-based approach from caterpillars of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. The deduced amino acid sequence of the OAT cDNA predicts a 670 amino acid protein bearing strong homology to previously cloned monoamine transporters. The expression pattern(More)
We have cloned two new lepidopteran octopamine transporters (OATs), members of the solute-linked carrier family 6 (SLC6) of nutrient transporters, from the CNS of the European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis and the cabbage white Pieris rapae. Comparison of these sequences with the previously cloned OAT from the cabbage looper Trichoplusia ni showed that the(More)
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