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Exposure to erionite, an asbestos-like mineral, causes unprecedented rates of malignant mesothelioma (MM) mortality in some Turkish villages. Erionite deposits are present in at least 12 US states. We investigated whether increased urban development has led to erionite exposure in the United States and after preliminary exploration, focused our studies on(More)
In urethane-anaesthetized ovariectomized rats, injection of porcine relaxin (7.5 and 15 micrograms/kg, i.v.) caused a sustained increase in circulating plasma oxytocin and vasopressin concentrations; 10 micrograms relaxin/rat i.v. produced a smaller but significant increase in plasma oxytocin concentration in conscious ovariectomized rats. A significant(More)
1. Single neurohypophyses from male rats were maintained in an in vitro perifusion chamber. Ion-sensitive microelectrodes were introduced into the tissue to measure changes in [K+]o and [Ca2+]o during electrical stimulation. 2. Electrical stimulation at 6 Hz for 1 min and 30 Hz for 12 s raised [K+]o by 5.4 +/- 0.4 and 13.5 +/- 0.5 mM (mean +/- S.E.M., n =(More)
1. The effects of the kappa-opioid agonist U50,488 on parturition were studied in the rat. 2. Given directly after the birth of the second pup U50,488 (5 mg or 10 mg kg-1, i.p.) delayed the birth of the subsequent 4 pups by ca. 100 min, acting like morphine (10 mg kg-1, i.p.). In controls given the vehicle i.p., the birth of the 4 pups after treatment took(More)
The results of treating 59 patients with advanced carcinoma of the cervix with Adriamycin and methotrexate are given. Five combinations of the two cytotoxic drugs have been evaluated, differing only with regard to the methotrexate. One particular regimen has been shown to be effective with a relatively high remission rate coupled with a low rate of side(More)
Studies performed in conscious female rats confirmed that iv injection of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK; 20µ/kg) increased the circulating concentration of oxytocin but not that of vasopressin, and confirmed that the stimulation of oxytocin release was markedly facilitated after iv administration of naloxone (1mg/kg), indicating attenuation of oxytocin(More)
Platelet adherence in bovine endothelial cultures was studied by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Following incubation with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet adherence to endothelial cell surfaces was rare as compared to similarly-tested fibroblasts which displayed numerous adherent platelets. When endothelial cells were induced to retract(More)