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Willis K. Samson

Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

St. Louis

MO 63131



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  • Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63131, USA. 2000 - 2010


  1. Orexin receptor subtype activation and locomotor behaviour in the rat. Samson, W.K., Bagley, S.L., Ferguson, A.V., White, M.M. Acta. Physiol. (Oxf) (2010) [Pubmed]
  2. Neuronostatin encoded by the somatostatin gene regulates neuronal, cardiovascular, and metabolic functions. Samson, W.K., Zhang, J.V., Avsian-Kretchmer, O., Cui, K., Yosten, G.L., Klein, C., Lyu, R.M., Wang, Y.X., Chen, X.Q., Yang, J., Price, C.J., Hoyda, T.D., Ferguson, A.V., Yuan, X.B., Chang, J.K., Hsueh, A.J. J. Biol. Chem. (2008) [Pubmed]
  3. Obestatin inhibits vasopressin secretion: evidence for a physiological action in the control of fluid homeostasis. Samson, W.K., Yosten, G.L., Chang, J.K., Ferguson, A.V., White, M.M. J. Endocrinol. (2008) [Pubmed]
  4. Hypocretin/orexin type 1 receptor in brain: role in cardiovascular control and the neuroendocrine response to immobilization stress. Samson, W.K., Bagley, S.L., Ferguson, A.V., White, M.M. Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. (2007) [Pubmed]
  5. Obestatin acts in brain to inhibit thirst. Samson, W.K., White, M.M., Price, C., Ferguson, A.V. Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. (2007) [Pubmed]
  6. Putting the brakes on lactotrope hyperplasia. Samson, W.K. Trends Endocrinol. Metab. (2006) [Pubmed]
  7. Prolactin releasing peptide (PrRP): an endogenous regulator of cell growth. Samson, W.K., Taylor, M.M. Peptides (2006) [Pubmed]
  8. Knockout knockouts. Samson, W.K., Taylor, M.M. Trends Endocrinol. Metab. (2005) [Pubmed]
  9. Non-sleep effects of hypocretin/orexin. Samson, W.K., Taylor, M.M., Ferguson, A.V. Sleep. Med. Rev (2005) [Pubmed]
  10. Central neuropeptide B administration activates stress hormone secretion and stimulates feeding in male rats. Samson, W.K., Baker, J.R., Samson, C.K., Samson, H.W., Taylor, M.M. J. Neuroendocrinol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  11. Prolactin-releasing peptide and its homolog RFRP-1 act in hypothalamus but not in anterior pituitary gland to stimulate stress hormone secretion. Samson, W.K., Keown, C., Samson, C.K., Samson, H.W., Lane, B., Baker, J.R., Taylor, M.M. Endocrine (2003) [Pubmed]
  12. Hypothalamic localization of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein: the missing piece of the puzzle is found. Samson, W.K. Trends Endocrinol. Metab. (2003) [Pubmed]
  13. Prolactin-releasing peptides. Samson, W.K., Taylor, M.M., Baker, J.R. Regul. Pept. (2003) [Pubmed]
  14. Orexin actions in hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus: physiological consequences and cellular correlates. Samson, W.K., Taylor, M.M., Follwell, M., Ferguson, A.V. Regul. Pept. (2002) [Pubmed]
  15. Hypocretin/orexin suppresses corticotroph responsiveness in vitro. Samson, W.K., Taylor, M.M. Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  16. A novel action of the newly described prolactin-releasing peptides: cardiovascular regulation. Samson, W.K., Resch, Z.T., Murphy, T.C. Brain Res. (2000) [Pubmed]
  17. The hypocretin/orexin story. Samson, W.K., Resch, Z.T. Trends Endocrinol. Metab. (2000) [Pubmed]
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