Susan Mendelson

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We have studied three different types of weight-loss stress caused by Diet restriction, Activity or Separation, for their effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in young female mice and their responses to tyrosine 100 mg/kg/day. Plasma was assayed for ACTH and glucocorticoid determinations, and brain catecholamine concentrations were measured by(More)
PURPOSE We have modified for mice the activity wheel model of Routtenberg to study the effects of tyrosine on exercise tolerance, behavior, and brain neurochemistry. METHODS Mice were fed for 2 h.d(-1) over a 2-wk period. During the second week, each group was injected daily with either saline or tyrosine (100 mg.kg(-1).d(-1)) and exercised on a running(More)
BACKGROUND A germ line single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the first intron of the gene encoding MDM2 at position 309, an important modulator of p53, has been described. BRCA1/2 mutation have been associated with increased rates of breast cancers with mutated P53. It was shown that the presence of MDM2 309 SNP correlated with younger cancer onset age in(More)
Ecchymosis formation in patients receiving identical concentrations of heparin calcium or heparin sodium was compared in a double-blind study. Sixty-three patients admitted to a coronary-care unit with orders to receive heparin 5000 units subcutaneously every 12 hours were randomly assigned to receive either heparin calcium or heparin sodium. The drugs were(More)
We have studied the effects of diet restriction (DR) to 60% and 40% of daily requirements, and tyrosine administration on cognitive function in mice, to define the nutritional-neurochemical interactions on autonomic tone involved in behavior and energy regulation. Cognitive function in the Morris Water maze was significantly impaired after 40% DR compared(More)
Alteration of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) by dysbaric exposure may have relevance in several areas of hyperbaric medicine. Drugs administered to persons exposed to dysbaric conditions, e.g., divers, compressed air workers, may penetrate the brain in amounts that could produce toxic or undesirable effects. Modification of the BBB may also have pathogenetic(More)
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