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    Gary Abrams, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurology
    Address4150 Clement Street
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-221-4810x3861

       Biography 
       Awards and Honors
      UCSF2001Robert B. Layzer Award for Resident Teaching
      UCSF2007Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators - Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising

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      Gary M. Abrams, MD FAAN is Rehabilitation Section Chief at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and Director of Neurorehabilitation in the Department of Neurology at UCSF. Dr. Abrams received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was assistant and chief resident in neurology at the New York Neurological Institute of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in neuroendocrinology at Columbia University and received a Teacher-Investigator Development Award from the NIH. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Dr. Abrams was on the neurology faculty of Columbia University and Medical Director of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Services at Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital in New York. His clinical/research interests focus on management of chronic neurological disorders and development of novel interventions for improving function after stroke and traumatic brain injury. He currently directs the Traumatic Brain Injury Program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is recipient of the Robert B. Layzer Award for Resident Teaching at UCSF and the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators – Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising.


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      1. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen A, Abrams G, Loya F, Madore M, Carlin G, Murphy M, Rossi A. C-68Long-Term Outcomes of Goal-Oriented Attention and Problem Solving Training in Veterans with Chronic TBI. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2014 Sep; 29(6):599.
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      2. Smoot B, Paul SM, Aouizerat BE, Elboim C, Levine JD, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Neuhaus J, Schmidt B, West C, Topp K, Miaskowski C. Side of Cancer Does Not Influence Limb Volumes in Women Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 May 16.
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      3. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Rossi A, Abrams G, D'esposito M, Turner G, McKim R, Muir J, Hills N, Kennedy C, Garfinkle J, Murphy M, Binder D, Castelli H. Assessment of subcomponents of executive functioning in ecologically valid settings: the goal processing scale. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):136-46.
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      4. Bethoux F, Rogers HL, Nolan KJ, Abrams GM, Annaswamy TM, Brandstater M, Browne B, Burnfield JM, Feng W, Freed MJ, Geis C, Greenberg J, Gudesblatt M, Ikramuddin F, Jayaraman A, Kautz SA, Lutsep HL, Madhavan S, Meilahn J, Pease WS, Rao N, Seetharama S, Sethi P, Turk MA, Wallis RA, Kufta C. The Effects of Peroneal Nerve Functional Electrical Stimulation Versus Ankle-Foot Orthosis in Patients With Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Feb 13.
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      5. Leung G, Baggott C, West C, Elboim C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Dhruva A, Schmidt BL, Kober K, Merriman JD, Leutwyler H, Neuhaus J, Langford D, Smoot BJ, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine candidate genes predict the development of secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 Mar; 12(1):10-22.
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      6. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Cooper B, West C, Levine JD, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Abrams G, Luce J, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Kober K, Baggott C, Leutwyler H, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent arm/shoulder pain following breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Jun; 18(3):242-53.
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      7. Langford DJ, West C, Elboim C, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Paul SM, Schmidt BL, Levine JD, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Neuhaus J, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Sullivan CW, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Variations in Potassium Channel Genes Are Associated With Breast Pain in Women Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery. J Neurogenet. 2014 Jan 7.
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      8. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn L, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Dhruva A, Kober K, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Ritchie CS, Abrams G, Dodd M, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Melisko M, Miaskowski C. Association between an interleukin 1 receptor, type I promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in women with breast cancer. Cytokine. 2014 Feb; 65(2):192-201.
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      9. Stephens K, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Kober KM, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Luce JA, Schmidt BL, Abrams GM, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Associations between cytokine gene variations and severe persistent breast pain in women following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2014 Feb; 15(2):169-80.
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      10. Ganguly K, Byl NN, Abrams GM. Neurorehabilitation: Motor recovery after stroke as an example. Ann Neurol. 2013; 74(3):373-381.
      11. Byl NN, Abrams GM, Pitsch E, Fedulow I, Kim H, Simkins M, Nagarajan S, Rosen J. Chronic stroke survivors achieve comparable outcomes following virtual task specific repetitive training guided by a wearable robotic orthosis (UL-EXO7) and actual task specific repetitive training guided by a physical therapist. J Hand Ther. 2013 Oct-Dec; 26(4):343-52; quiz 352.
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      12. Simkins M, Ryan J, Kim H, Abrams G, Byl N, Rosen J. Proc 6th Ann Dynamic Systems Control Conf. Pre-clinical trial assessment tool for rehabiliation robotics. 2013.
      13. Simkins M, Kim H, Abrams G, Byl N, Rosen J. Robotic unilateral and bilateral upper-limb movement training for stroke survivors afflicted by chronic hemiparesis. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2013 Jun; 2013:1-6.
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      14. Miaskowski C, Dodd M, Paul SM, West C, Hamolsky D, Abrams G, Cooper BA, Elboim C, Neuhaus J, Schmidt BL, Smoot B, Aouizerat BE. Lymphatic and angiogenic candidate genes predict the development of secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e60164.
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      15. Everaert DG, Stein RB, Abrams GM, Dromerick AW, Francisco GE, Hafner BJ, Huskey TN, Munin MC, Nolan KJ, Kufta CV. Effect of a foot-drop stimulator and ankle-foot orthosis on walking performance after stroke: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 Sep; 27(7):579-91.
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      16. Miaskowski C, Cooper B, Paul SM, West C, Langford D, Levine JD, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Dunn L, Dodd M, Neuhaus J, Baggott C, Dhruva A, Schmidt B, Cataldo J, Merriman J, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent breast pain following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1172-87.
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      17. Waung MW, Abrams GM. Combat-related headache and traumatic brain injury. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012 Dec; 16(6):533-8.
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      18. Simkins M. Fedulow I, Kim H, Abrams G, Byl N, Rosen J. Robotic rehabilitation game design for chronic stroke. Games Health. 2012; 1:422-430.
      19. Ganguly K, Abrams GM. Management of chronic myelopathy symptoms and activities of daily living. Semin Neurol. 2012 Apr; 32(2):161-8.
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      20. Kyranou M, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Puntillo K, Aouizerat BE, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, West C, Neuhaus J, Cooper B, Miaskowski C. Differences in depression, anxiety, and quality of life between women with and without breast pain prior to breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Apr; 17(2):190-5.
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      21. Kim H, Miller LM, Fedulow I, Simkins M, Abrams GM, Byl N, Rosen J. Kinematic data analysis for post-stroke patients following bilateral versus unilateral rehabilitation with an upper limb wearable robotic system. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2013 Mar; 21(2):153-64.
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      22. Abrams GM. Journal Watch Neurology. Commentary/Review - The PREP algorithm predicts potential for upper limb recovery after stroke. 2012.
      23. McCann B, Miaskowski C, Koetters T, Baggott C, West C, Levine JD, Elboim C, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Dunn L, Rugo H, Dodd M, Paul SM, Neuhaus J, Cooper B, Schmidt B, Langford D, Cataldo J, Aouizerat BE. Associations between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine genes and breast pain in women prior to breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2012 May; 13(5):425-37.
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      24. Kim H, Miller LM, Byl N, Abrams GM, Rosen J. Redundancy resolution of the human arm and an upper limb exoskeleton. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2012 Jun; 59(6):1770-9.
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      25. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Abrams G, Castelli H, Rossi A, McKim R, Hills N, D'Esposito M. Rehabilitation of executive functioning with training in attention regulation applied to individually defined goals: a pilot study bridging theory, assessment, and treatment. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2011 Sep-Oct; 26(5):325-38.
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      26. Dunn LB, Cooper BA, Neuhaus J, West C, Paul S, Aouizerat B, Abrams G, Edrington J, Hamolsky D, Miaskowski C. Identification of distinct depressive symptom trajectories in women following surgery for breast cancer. Health Psychol. 2011 Nov; 30(6):683-92.
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      27. Wang Y, Bontempi B, Leinekugel X, Hu D, Liu Z, Lesburg E, Weinstein PR, Zhao J, Abrams GM, Liu J. Environmental enrichment preserves cortical inputs to the parahippocampal areas and reduces post stroke diaschisis. Am. J. Neuroprotec Neuroregen. 2011; 3(1):66-76.
      28. Chen AJ, Novakovic-Agopian T, Nycum TJ, Song S, Turner GR, Hills NK, Rome S, Abrams GM, D'Esposito M. Training of goal-directed attention regulation enhances control over neural processing for individuals with brain injury. Brain. 2011 May; 134(Pt 5):1541-54.
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      29. Abrams GM. Journal Watch Neurology. Commentary/Review - Fluoxetine for motor recovery after acute ischemic stroke (FLAME): a randomised placebo-controlled study. 2011.
      30. Abrams GM, Wakasa M. UpToDate.com. Chronic spinal cord injury. 2011.
      31. Parko KL, Abrams GM, Campbell JS, Glass GA. Epilepsy, sleep disturbances, and psychiatric consequences. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2010 Dec; 16(6 Traumatic Brain Injury):110-27.
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      32. Gorman SL, Radtka S, Melnick ME, Abrams GM, Byl NN. Development and validation of the Function In Sitting Test in adults with acute stroke. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2010 Sep; 34(3):150-60.
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      33. Abrams GM. Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, LP Rowland and TA Pedley ed. Falls in the Elderly. 2010.
      34. Harvey RL, Winstein CJ. Design for the everest randomized trial of cortical stimulation and rehabilitation for arm function following stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2009 Jan; 23(1):32-44.
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      35. Byl NN, Pitsch EA, Abrams GM. Functional outcomes can vary by dose: learning-based sensorimotor training for patients stable poststroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2008 Sep-Oct; 22(5):494-504.
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      36. Wang Y, Bontempi B, Hong SM, Mehta K, Weinstein PR, Abrams GM, Liu J. A comprehensive analysis of gait impairment after experimental stroke and the therapeutic effect of environmental enrichment in rats. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2008 Dec; 28(12):1936-50.
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      37. Abrams GM, Neylan T, Marmar C, Ashford J, Zhan W, Schuff N, Weiner MW. Mil Med Tech. High field MRI investigations of mild traumatic brain injury and PTSD. 2008; 12.
      38. Chen AJ, Abrams GM, D'Esposito M. Functional reintegration of prefrontal neural networks for enhancing recovery after brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2006 Mar-Apr; 21(2):107-18.
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      39. Piper M, Abrams GM, Marks WJ. Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease: overview and impact on gait and mobility. NeuroRehabilitation. 2005; 20(3):223-32.
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      40. Byl N, Roderick J, Mohamed O, Hanny M, Kotler J, Smith A, Tang M, Abrams G. Effectiveness of sensory and motor rehabilitation of the upper limb following the principles of neuroplasticity: patients stable poststroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2003 Sep; 17(3):176-91.
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      41. Seliger GM, Abrams GM, Horton A. Irish brogue after stroke. Stroke. 1992 Nov; 23(11):1655-6.
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      42. Valiquette G, Abrams GM, Herbert J. DDAVP in the management of nocturia in multiple sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 1992 May; 31(5):577.
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      43. Segal MM, Bell J, Abrams GM. Hypothalamic or central obesity is associated with an early rise in plasma insulin concentration. Arch Neurol. 1991 Apr; 48(4):429-31.
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      44. Seliger G, Cosman F, Abrams GM, Lindsay R. Hypercalcaemia causing declining cognitive function in a head injured patient. Brain Inj. 1989 Jul-Sep; 3(3):315-8.
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      45. Sloviter RS, Valiquette G, Abrams GM, Ronk EC, Sollas AL, Paul LA, Neubort S. Selective loss of hippocampal granule cells in the mature rat brain after adrenalectomy. Science. 1989 Jan 27; 243(4890):535-8.
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      46. Moser FG, Hilal SK, Abrams G, Bello JA, Schipper H, Silver AJ. MR imaging of pseudotumor cerebri. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1988 Apr; 150(4):903-9.
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      47. Abrams GM, Schipper HM. Neuroendocrine syndromes of the hypothalamus. Neurol Clin. 1986 Nov; 4(4):769-82.
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      48. Recht LD, Abrams GM. Neuropeptides and their role in nociception and analgesia. Neurol Clin. 1986 Nov; 4(4):833-52.
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      49. Weinstock G, Margulies P, Kahn E, Susin M, Abrams G. Islet cell hyperplasia: an unusual cause of hypoglycemia in an adult. Metabolism. 1986 Feb; 35(2):110-7.
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      50. Takatsu M, Hays AP, Latov N, Abrams GM, Nemni R, Sherman WH, Nobile-Orazio E, Saito T, Freddo L. Immunofluorescence study of patients with neuropathy and IgM M proteins. Ann Neurol. 1985 Aug; 18(2):173-81.
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      51. Abrams GM, Nilaver G, Recht LR, Haldar J, Zimmerman EA. Hypothalamic oxytocin: a cerebrovascular modulator in man? Neurology. 1985 Jul; 35(7):1046-9.
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      52. Valiquette G, Haldar J, Abrams GM, Nilaver G, Zimmerman EA. Extrahypothalamic neurohypophysial peptides in the rat central nervous system. Brain Res. 1985 Apr 1; 331(1):176-9.
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      53. Resor SR, Abrams GM. The medical treatment of head and neck pain. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1984 Nov; 17(4):787-801.
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      54. Nobile-Orazio E, Latov N, Hays AP, Takatsu M, Abrams GM, Sherman WH, Miller JR, Messito MJ, Saito T, Tahmoush A, et al. Neuropathy and anti-MAG antibodies without detectable serum M-protein. Neurology. 1984 Feb; 34(2):218-21.
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      55. Silverman AJ, Antunes JL, Abrams GM, Nilaver G, Thau R, Robinson JA, Ferin M, Krey LC. The luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone pathways in rhesus (Macaca mulatta) and pigtailed (Macaca nemestrina) monkeys: new observations on thick, unembedded sections. J Comp Neurol. 1982 Nov 1; 211(3):309-17.
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      56. Jacquet YF, Abrams GM. Postural asymmetry and movement disorder after unilateral microinjection of adrenocorticotropin 1-24 in rat brainstem. Science. 1982 Oct 8; 218(4568):175-7.
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      57. Abrams GM, Latov N, Hays AP, Sherman W, Zimmerman EA. Immunocytochemical studies of human peripheral nerve with serum from patients with polyneuropathy and paraproteinemia. Neurology. 1982 Aug; 32(8):821-6.
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      58. Abrams GM, Recht L. Neuropeptides and their role in pain and analgesia. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1982; 7(2-3):105-21.
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      59. Abrams GM, Nilaver G, Hoffman D, Zimmerman EA, Ferin M, Krieger DT, Liotta AS. Immunocytochemical distribution of corticotropin (ACTH) in monkey brain. Neurology. 1980 Oct; 30(10):1106-10.
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      60. Goldman M, Abrams G, Aiken R. Cushing's disease; with galactorrhea, amenorrhea, and normal prolactin levels. N Y State J Med. 1980 Sep; 80(10):1621-2.
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      61. Kahn D, Abrams GM, Zimmerman EA, Carraway R, Leeman SE. Neurotensin neurons in the rat hypothalamus: an immunocytochemical study. Endocrinology. 1980 Jul; 107(1):47-54.
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      62. Bodnar RJ, Abrams GM, Zimmerman EA, Krieger DT, Nicholson G, Kizer JS. Neonatal monosodium glutamate. Effects upon analgesic responsivity and immunocytochemical ACTH/beta-lipotropin. Neuroendocrinology. 1980 May; 30(5):280-4.
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      63. Williams D, Brust JC, Abrams G, Challenor Y, Devereaux M. Landry-Guillain-Barré syndrome with abnormal pupils and normal eye movements: a case report. Neurology. 1979 Jul; 29(7):1033-40.
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      64. Latovitzki N, Abrams G, Clark C, Mayeux M, Ascherl, Sciarra D. Cerebral cysticercosis. Neurology. 1978; 28(8):838-42.
      65. Barriga OO. Depression of cell-mediated immunity following inoculation of Trichinella spiralis extract in the mouse. Immunology. 1978 Jan; 34(1):167-73.
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      66. Nakaya N, Sugano N, Nishi A, Tsukada K. Protein kinase in cultured plant cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1975 Dec 18; 410(2):273-8.
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      67. Kröger H, Donner I, Skiello G. Influence of a new virostatic compound on the induction of enzymes in rat liver. Arzneimittelforschung. 1975 Sep; 25(9):1426-9.
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      68. Holder AA, Wootton JC, Baron AJ, Chambers GK, Fincham JR. The amino acid sequence of Neurospora NADP-specific glutamate dehydrogenase. Peptic and chymotryptic peptides and the complete sequence. Biochem J. 1975 Sep; 149(3):757-73.
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      69. Schmoldt A, Benthe HF, Haberland G. Digitoxin metabolism by rat liver microsomes. Biochem Pharmacol. 1975 Sep 1; 24(17):1639-41.
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      70. Abrams GM, Larsen PR. Triiodothyronine and thyroxine in the serum and thyroid glands of iodine-deficient rats. J Clin Invest. 1973 Oct; 52(10):2522-31.
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