Teresa Hurley

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In dose-dependent fashion, extracellular ATP reduces the increase in cytosolic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]o) due to mobilization of cellular Ca2+ stores by both epinephrine [half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) = 35.7 +/- 12.9 microM; Hill coefficient (NH) = -2.0 +/- 0.7, n = 8] and by carbachol (IC50 = 27.0 +/- 7.0 microM, NH = -2.3 +/- 0.7, n = 9).(More)
Ovine placental lactogen (oPL) and bovine growth hormone (bGH) increase the circulating concentration of somatomedin in hypophysectomized rats. This finding indicates that some of the somatotropic properties of oPL may be due to the induction of somatomedin and raises the possibility that oPL has a role in the control of fetal growth.
Explants of human chorion-decidual tissue obtained at delivery from normal, full-term pregnancies synthesize and secrete prolactin. This hormone is indistinguishable from pituitary prolactin by chromatographic, electrophoretic, immunologic, and receptor assay techniques. These results suggest that chorion-decidua may be the source of the large quantities of(More)
In rat pancreatic and submandibular gland acini during exposure to carbachol, changes in the fluorescence emission intensity ratio (R) of acini loaded with mag-fura-2 resemble changes in cytosolic Ca2+ concentration (Ca2+i) in acini loaded with fura-2. Furthermore, changes of R depend on the presence of extracellular Ca2+ (Ca2+o) but are much less(More)
Energy-dependent subcellular Ca2+ sequestration was studied in the presence of ruthenium red using rat pancreatic acini, which had been permeabilized by exposure to medium nominally free of Ca2+. The initial rate of Ca2+ uptake (approximately 2,800 pmol.min-1.mg acinar protein-1) quickly slowed, and a mean steady-state Ca2+ content of approximately 3,000(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare phenylketonuria (PKU) management by a centralized, expert team in the Province of Nova Scotia (NS) with the decentralized approach in New Brunswick (NB). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review documented frequency of outpatient visits, phenylalanine (Phe) concentration, and medical formula use. Structured telephone interviews with(More)
To determine whether the secretion of PRL by human decidual tissue in vitro is influenced by factors which inhibit or stimulate pituitary PRL secretion, explants of decidual tissue were incubated in media containing bromocriptine, dopamine, or TRH at concentrations known to affect pituitary PRL secretion in vitro. The quantities of PRL secreted by the(More)
High-affinity Ca2+-ATPase activity was characterized in the total particulate fraction of acinar preparations from rat submandibular glands. The Ca2+ concentration (as Ca2+-ATP) at half of maximal activity was 82 +/- 17 nM, the Hill coefficient was 2.36 +/- 0.6 and activity reached a steady level at approximately 200 pmol Pi min-1 microgram of membrane(More)
This research outline refers to the validation of interventional strategies to increase the learner’s motivation and self-efficacy in an on-line learning environment. Previous work in this area is mainly based on Keller’s ARCS model of instructional design and this study argues for an approach based on Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory – especially the(More)