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beta-Endorphin-like immunoreactivity in whole brains of Sprague-Dawley rat fetuses of different gestational ages was measured by radioimmunoassay and found to increase throughout the gestational period studied. The immunoreactivity in various brain parts (forebrain, midbrain, hindbrain, hypothalamus and pituitary) of late prenatal, early postnatal, young(More)
The effect of trichosanthin on levels of the neuropeptides beta-endorphin (beta-EP) and methionine enkephalin (met-EK) in the mouse brain and pituitary was investigated. Mature male ICR mice were divided into two groups. One group received intravenous injections of physiological saline and served as the control. Another group received daily intravenous(More)
  • T B Ng
  • 1987
In intact prepubertal mice kept under a long photoperiod subcutaneous afternoon (4:30 p.m.) injections (20 micrograms) but not morning (9:30 a.m.) injections (100 micrograms) of melatonin and 5-methoxytryptophol elicited antigonadotrophic effects. A morning dose (100 micrograms) of methoxytryptophol abolished the antigonadotrophic effects of afternoon(More)
Acid and alkaline phosphatase activities in the mouse cerebrum, brainstem and cerebellum increased during the late fetal and perinatal period and reached a maximum on postnatal day 28 (P28). Myelination was most extensive on P28-P45 in the brainstem and in the cerebellum, and phosphatidic acid phosphatase activity concomitantly decreased to a low level(More)
Cortisol, 11-deoxycorticosterone, progesterone, 17 alpha-hydroxy-progesterone, 17 alpha-hydroxy-20 beta-dihydroprogesterone, or a combination of the last 2 steroids, were injected into different groups of immature female Epinephelus. None of the steroids tested had significant effects on serum electrolyte level, and hepatosomatic and gonadosomatic indices.(More)
1. A single i.p. dose of taurine (25 mg/mouse) given to mice 3 hr before an i.p. injection of morphine (0.1 mg/mouse) decreased the analgesic response of the animals to morphine. 2. Neither a lower dose of taurine nor the same dose of another amino acid was effective. 3. The analgesic response to morphine was also reduced by inclusion of taurine in the(More)
1. Neonatal mice received subcutaneous injections of buffer, thiourea (TU) or propylthiouracil (PTU). 2. The PTU-treated mice were sacrificed on postnatal day 14 (P14) and the TU-treated mice on P28. 3. Brain weights of the TU- and PTU-treated mice were not significantly different from the controls. 4. Acid but not alkaline phosphatase activity in the(More)
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