W. Lewis Collier

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At first glance, it is satisfying to see the progress which has been made in the study of neurotransmitters. We have learned a great deal in the last number of years. First, we have been able to identify previously unknown compounds which affect the nervous system or associated peripheral organs. We now know a great deal about the metabolism of these(More)
The influence of aging on glutathione levels and distribution in the heart was studied in male Sprague-Dawley rats of 3 (young), 12 (adult) and 24 (old) months of age using biochemical and histofluorescence techniques, respectively. Biochemical assays of reduced glutathione (GSH) in the right and left ventricles and in the septum showed a significant(More)
The presence of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)-like immunoreactivity (IR) was studied in the rat female reproductive system using polyclonal antibodies directed against 5-HT. Moreover, 5-HT levels in the ovary, oviduct, uterus, and cervix were measured by high-pressure liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. The highest 5-HT concentrations were(More)
By using combined in vitro radioreceptor binding and autoradiographic techniques, the pharmacological profile and the anatomical localization of dopamine-1 (DA-1) and dopamine-2 (DA-2) receptors were assessed in rat cerebral, mesenteric and renal arteries. 3H-SCH 23390 (DA-1 ligand) was bound by the medial layer of cerebral, mesenteric and renal arteries(More)
The anatomical localization of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABA-A) receptor sites in the rat superior cervical ganglion was studied using combined radioreceptor binding and autoradiographic techniques. 3H-Muscimol was used as a ligand of GABA-A receptor sites. The binding was consistent with the labelling of GABA-A sites. The dissociation constant value(More)
1. In vitro addition of dopamine (DA) or of DA-1 receptor agonists increases 3'- 5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels through the stimulation of DA-1 receptors. 2. Although receptor binding studies suggest the existence of DA-2 receptors in the renal cortex, the presence of DA receptors negatively coupled to cAMP generation (DA-2 effect) has not(More)
The denervation-induced changes on S-100 protein, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and vimentin immunoreactivity (IR) of the lamellar cells from cutaneous Meissner-like sensory nerve formations (SNF), or corpuscles, of the adult rat hind limb foot-pads were studied, using combined immunohistochemical and image analysis (optic microdensitometry)(More)
1. Dopamine (DA) and DA receptor agonists exert a variety of effects on the cardiovascular system through interaction with specific DA receptors, including decreases in blood pressure and heart rate. 2. The decrease in blood pressure is due primarily to arterial vasodilation. This phenomenon is due to the stimulation of both postjunctional (D1-like or DA1)(More)
Engineering virtual internships are a novel paradigm for providing authentic engineering experiences in the first-year curriculum. They are both individualized and accommodate large numbers of students. As we describe in this report, this approach can (a) enable students to solve complex engineering problems in a mentored, collaborative environment; (b)(More)
Using renal arteries from young (6 months), mature (18 months) and old (70 months) rabbits, the effect of dopamine on 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) generation was studied. No significant differences in basal adenylate cyclase values were found in homogenates of renal artery from young, mature or old rabbits. The protein content of the renal(More)