Thomas P. Caruso

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Chlornaltrexamine (CNA) produces ultralong-lasting (3--6 days) narcotic antagonism in mice and persistent stereospecific binding to rat-brain homogenate. Protection studies in mice suggest that CNA mediates its narcotic antagonist effects by interacting with the same receptors that are occupied by naloxone. A single icv dose of CNA also has been found to(More)
Chloroxymorphamine, the 6beta-N,N-bis(2-chloroethyl) derivative of oxymorphone, is a potent nonequilibrium narcotic agonist in the longitudinal muscle preparation of guinea pig ileum. The corresponding naltrexone analog,chlornaltrexamine, is a potent nonequilibrium antagonist of morphine. These receptor sitedirected alkylating agents possess considerable(More)
The stability of dopamine-sensitive adenylate cyclase, guanylate cyclase, ATPase, and GTPase was measured in homogenates of rat striatal tissue frozen from 0 to 24 h postmortem. ATPase, GTPase, and Mg2+-dependent guanylate cyclase activities showed no significant change over this period. Mn2+-dependent guanylate cyclase activity was stable for 10 h(More)
Mining biomedical and pharmaceutical data generates huge numbers of interacting probabilistic statements for inference, which can be supported by mining Web text sources. This latter can also be probabilistic, in a sense described in this report. However, the diversity of tools for probabilistic inference is troublesome, suggesting a need for a unifying(More)
The US Government has called for a Universal Exchange Language for healthcare. This may be an opportunity to start from fundamental principles to deliver medical information in a uniform way that many stakeholders in the use of the system, not just programmers, IT architects, and standards organizations, but physicians, public health analysts,(More)
The 6-bis(2)chloroethyl)amino derivatives of oxymorphone and naltrexone, chloroxymorphamine (COA) and chlornaltrexamine (CNA), respectively, produce an irreversible inhibition of [3H]naltrexone binding to mouse brain homogenates. Intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection of COA (4 nmol/mouse) elicits analgesia which lasts 4 times longer than analgesia(More)
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Partners Patient-Powered Research Network (PPRN) seeks to advance and accelerate comparative effectiveness and translational research in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Our IBD-focused PCORnet PPRN has been designed to overcome the major obstacles that have limited patient-centered outcomes research in IBD(More)
Metadata is crucial for understanding data, and can be viewed as a form of capital in the context of Big data. This paper reports on research simulating the potential of SGHI (Self-Generated Health Information) for predicting asthma episodes. A data set of 2,000 cases was generated using the Monte Carlo simulation method, with secondary modifications on air(More)