Dr. Donovan Anthony McGrowder

Dr. Donovan Anthony McGrowder

Lecturer
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK


Highest Degree
PostDoc. in Medical Science from University of the West Indies, Jamaica

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Biography

Dr. Donovan Anthony McGrowder is currently working as Senior Lecturer of Chemical Pathology, Department of Pathology, Chemical Pathology Sub-department, U.W.I., Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica. He has completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Post Doctorate in Medical Science from The University of the West Indies. He is member of Institute of Health Promotion and Education, UK, and fellow of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and Institute of Biomedical Science, UK, and member of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, UK, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Medical Protection Society, UK, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, and Vice President, Laboratory Association of Jamaica. He is also serving as Consultant, Chemical Pathology, University Hospital of The West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. He is editor for International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, and member of editorial board in Biochemistry Insights, Global Journal of Health Science, and Asian Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. He is also serving as reviewer for West Indian Medical Journal, Archives of Medical Sciences, Journal of Biological Sciences, Journal of Biosciences, Global Health Science, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Journal of Medicine and Public Health. He has published 73 research articles in journals contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
62%
Molecular Biology
90%
Endocrinology
75%
Biochemistry
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Thomas, P., M. Gossell-Williams, C.A. Sewell, W.D. Abel, D. McGrowder and J. Martin, 2015. The impact of cannabis use on the dosage of antipsychotic drugs in patients admitted on the psychiatric ward at the university hospital of the West Indies. West Indian Med. J. Open, 2: 23-27.
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  2. Rawlins, J., D.A. McGrowder, L. Kampradi, A. Ali and T. Austin et al., 2015. Attitude towards Alzheimer's disease among undergraduate students of university of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. J. Clin. Diagn. Res., 9: LC19-LC26.
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  3. McGrowderand, D. and R. Bishop, 2015. An Evaluation of Laboratory Information Systems in Medical Laboratories in Jamaica. In: Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives, Moumtzoglou, A., A. Kastania and S. Archondakis (Eds.). Chapter 14, IGI Global, Hershey, PA., USA., ISBN-13: 9781466663206, pp: 280-296.

  4. Dilworth, L.L., D.A. McGrowder and R.K. Thompson, 2014. Identification of pre-examination errors in the chemical pathology laboratory at the university hospital of the West Indies. Indian J. Clin. Biochem., 29: 227-231.
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  5. Crawford, T.V., D.A. McGrowder, J.D. Barnett and J.H. Shaw-Sanderson, 2014. Epidemiological features of violence-related injuries in Jamaica. J. Clin. Diagn. Res., 8: JC01-JC04.
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  6. Rawlins, J.M., I. Dialsingh, T.V. Crawford, S.G. Rawlins and D.A. McGrowder, 2013. The rate of pregnancy in Trinidad and Tobago: A comparison between pregnant teenagers and pregnant adults registered at three health centers. Int. J. Med. Public Health, 3: 129-133.
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  7. McGrowder, D., L. Anderson-Jackson and T. Crawford, 2013. Biochemical Evaluation of Oxidative Stress in Type 1 Diabetes. In: Type 1 Diabetes, Escher, A.P. and A. Li (Eds.). Chapter 6, InTech Publishers, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-51-1017-0, pp: 223-248.
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  8. Green, C.O., A.O. Wheatley, D.A. Mcgrowder, L.L. Dilworth and H.N. Asemota, 2013. Citrus peel polymethoxylated flavones extract modulates liver and heart function parameters in diet induced hypercholesterolemic rats. Food Chem. Toxicol., 51: 306-309.
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  9. Gordon, L., D.A. McGrowder, Y.T. Pena, E. Cabrera and M.B. Lawrence-Wright, 2013. Effect of yoga exercise therapy on oxidative stress indicators with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis. Int. J. Yoga, 6: 31-38.
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  10. Buchner-Daley, L.M., D.C. Brady-West, D.A. McGrowder and G.M. Gordon-Strachan, 2013. Evolution of blood donation patterns in a hospital-based blood centre over a seven-year period: Implications for donor recruitment and retention. West Indian Med. J., 62: 632-635.
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  11. Brown, C., N. McFarlane-Anderson, R. Alexander-Lindo, K. Bishop, T. Dasgupta and D. McGrowder, 2013. The effects of S-nitrosoglutathione and S-nitroso-N-acetyl-D, L-penicillamine in a rat model of pre-eclampsia. J. Nat. Sci. Biol. Med., 4: 330-335.
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  12. Ragoobirsingh, D. and D.A. McGrowder, 2012. A prospective study of children who were admitted for diabetes mellitus at a Jamaican hospital. J. Clin. Diagn. Res., 6: 832-834.
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  13. McGrowder, D.A., L.A. Jackson and T.V. Crawford, 2012. Prostate cancer and metabolic syndrome: Is there a link? Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 13: 1-13.
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  14. McGrowder, D., 2012. Biochemical and Molecular Genetic Testing Used in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Cystic Fibrosis. In: Cystic Fibrosis-Renewed Hopes through Research, Sriramulu, D. (Ed.). Chapter 6, InTech Publishers, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-51-0287-8, pp: 123-150.
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  15. Green, C.O., A.O. Wheatley, D.A. McGrowder, L.L. Dilworth and H.N. Asemota, 2012. Modulation of antioxidant enzymes activities and lipid peroxidation products in diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rats fed ortanique peel polymethoxylated flavones extract. J. Applied Biomed., 10: 91-101.
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  16. Gossell-Williams, M., J. Martin, S. Neita, R.C. Gibson, W. Abel, C. Sewell and D. McGrowder, 2012. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in patients presenting to the university hospital of the West Indies: A need to adopt proactive screening and specific management policy. West Indian Med. J., 61: 802-808.
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  17. Gordon, L., D.A. McGrowder, Y.T. Pena, E. Cabrera and M. Lawrence-Wright, 2012. Effect of exercise therapy on lipid parameters in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis. J. Lab. Physicians, 4: 17-23.
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  18. Crawford, T.V., D.A. McGrowder, J.D. Barnett, B.A. McGaw, I.F. McKenzie and L.G. James, 2012. Tobacco-related chronic illnesses: A public health concern for Jamaica. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 13: 4733-4738.
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  19. Anderson-Jackson, L., D.A. McGrowder and R. Alexander-Lindo, 2012. Prostate specific antigen and Gleason score in men with prostate cancer at a private diagnostic radiology centre in Western Jamaica. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 13: 1453-1456.
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  20. McNaughton, D., W. Aiken and D. McGrowder, 2011. Factors affecting prostate cancer screening behaviour in a discrete population of doctors at the university hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 12: 1201-1205.
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  21. McGrowder, D.A., Y.P. Fraser, L. Gordon, T.V. Crawford and J.M. Rawlins, 2011. Serum creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase activities in patients with thyroid disorders. Niger. J. Clin. Pract., 14: 454-459.
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  22. McGrowder, D.A., Y. Pena-Fraser, L. Gordon, C.K. Riley and T. Crawford, 2011. An assessment of lipid parameters in patients with subclinical and overt hypothyroidism. Cardiovasc. Continuum, 2: 17-23.

  23. Irving, R.R., R. Wright-Pascoe, J.L. Mills, E.G. Choo-Kang, W.A. Mclaughlin, A.A. Mullings and D. McGrowder, 2011. Mosaic pancreas or type 3 diabetes: How do we define it? Int. J. Diabetes Dev. Countries, 31: 133-137.
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  24. Green, C.O., A.O. Wheatley, D.A. McGrowder, L.L. Dilworth and H.N. Asemota, 2011. Hypolipidemic effects of ortanique peel polymethoxylated flavones in rats with diet-induced hypercholesterolemia. J. Food Biochem., 35: 1555-1560.
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  25. Green, C.O., A.O. Wheatley, B. Hanchard, T.N. Gibson, D.A. McGrowder, L.L. Dilworth and H.N. Asemota, 2011. Histopathological alterations in organ structures of hypercholesterolemic rats fed ortanique peel polymethoxylated flavones. Basic Applied Pathol., 4: 71-77.
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  26. Gossell-Williams, M., C. Hyde, T. Hunter, D. Simms-Stewart, H. Fletcher, D. McGrowder and C.A. Walters, 2011. Improvement in HDL cholesterol in postmenopausal women supplemented with pumpkin seed oil: Pilot study. Climacteric, 14: 558-564.
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  27. Crawford, T.V., D.A. McGrowder and J.M. Rawlins, 2011. An assessment of falsely convicted type 1 diabetics in Jamaica by using the Breathalyzer test. J. Clin. Diagn. Res., 5: 448-451.
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  28. Chin, S.N., M.S. Boyne, D. McGrowder, T.N. Gibson and C.A. McKenzie, 2011. The predictive value of urinary vanillylmandelic acid testing in the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma at the university hospital of the West Indies. West Indian Med. J., 60: 141-147.
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  29. Bryan, S., R. Alexander-Lindo, T. Dasgupta and D. McGrowder, 2011. The effect of nitric oxide inhibitors and Snitroso-Nacetylpenicillamine on glucose concentration in an animal model. J. Nat. Sci. Biol. Med., 2: 80-86.
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  30. Bryan, S., R. Alexander-Lindo, T. Dasgupta and D. McGrowder, 2011. The effect of nitric oxide inhibitors and S-nitrosothiols on hemodynamic parameters in an animal model. Open Access Anim. Physiol., 3: 1-8.
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  31. Brady-West, D.C. and D.A. McGrowder, 2011. Triple negative breast cancer: Therapeutic and prognostic implications. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 12: 2139-2143.
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  32. Vaz, K., D. McGrowder, T. Crawford, R. Alexander-Lindo and R. Irving, 2010. Prevalence of injuries and reporting of accidents among health care workers at the university hospital of the West Indies. Int. J. Occup. Med. Environ. Health, 23: 133-143.
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  33. Vaz, K., D. McGrowder, R. Alexander-Lindo, L. Gordon, P. Brown and R. Irving, 2010. Knowledge, awareness and compliance with universal precautions among health care workers at the university hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica. Int. J. Occup. Environ. Med., 1: 171-181.
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  34. Pena, Y.T., A.K. Soyibo, D. McGrowder, T.R. Clarke and E.N. Barton, 2010. The importance of bone biomarkers in the diagnosis of renal osteodystrophy. West Indian Med. J., 59: 332-337.
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  35. McGrowder, D., T. Crawford, R. Irving, P. Brown and L. Anderson-Jackson, 2010. How prepared are medical and non-medical laboratories in Jamaica for accreditation? Accreditation Qual. Assurance, 15: 569-577.
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  36. McGrowder, D., P. Brown, R.L. Alexander-Lindo, S. Budall, R. Irving and L. Gordon, 2010. The use of soluble transferrin receptor in the detection of rHuEPO abuse in sports. Biochem. Insights, 3: 7-18.
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  37. McGrowder, D., C. Riley, E.Y.S.A. Morrison and L. Gordon, 2010. The role of high-density lipoproteins in reducing the risk of vascular diseases, neurogenerative disorders and cancer. Cholesterol. 10.1155/2011/496925.
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  38. McGrowder, D., 2010. Blood Doping in Sports and Detection Strategies. In: Jamaican Gold: Jamaican Sprinters, Irving, R. and V. Charlton (Eds.). University of the West Indies Press, West Indies, ISBN-13: 9789766402341, pp: 121-133.

  39. Gordon, L., D. Ragoobirsingh, E.Y.S.A. Morrison, E. Choo-Kang, D. McGrowder and E. Martorell, 2010. Lipid profile of type 2 diabetic and hypertensive patients in the Jamaican population. J. Lab. Physicians, 2: 25-30.
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  40. Gordon, L., D. Ragoobirsingh, E. Morrison, D. McGrowder, E. Choo-Kang and E. Martorell, 2010. Dyslipidaemia in hypertensive obese type 2 diabetic patients in Jamaica. Arch. Med. Sci., 6: 701-708.
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  41. Brown, P.D., M. McKenzie, M. Pinnock and D. McGrowder, 2010. Environmental risk factors associated with leptospirosis among butchers and their associates in Jamaica. Int. J. Occup. Environ. Med., 2: 47-57.
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  42. Alfred, R., L. Buchner-Daley, A. Soyibo, D. Brady-West, R. Hardie and D. McGrowder, 2010. Late-onset Fanconi anemia in an African-Caribbean patient. J. Natl. Med. Assoc., 102: 132-134.
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  43. McGrowder, D., K. Grant, R. Irving, L. Gordon, T. Crawford, R. Alexander-Lindo and Y.P. Fraser, 2009. Lipid profile and clinical characteristics of women with gestational diabetes mellitus and preeclampsia. J. Med. Biochem., 28: 72-81.
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  44. Campbell, S., R. Alexander-Lindo, T. Dasgupta and D. McGrowder, 2009. The effect of S-nitrosocaptopril and S-nitroso-N-acetyl-D,L-penicillamine on blood glucose concentration and haemodynamic parameters. J. Applied Biomed., 7: 123-131.
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  45. Brady-West, D.C., L.M. Buchner-Daley, D.A. McGrowder, J. Taylor-Houston and K.A. West, 2009. Multiple myeloma presenting as cervical lymphadenopathy in a 16-year-old boy. J. Natl. Med. Assoc., 101: 810-812.
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  46. Hutton-Rose, N., C. Blythe, C. Ogbonna and D. McGrowder, 2008. The prevalence of other sexually transmitted infections in confirmed HIV cases at a referral clinic in Jamaica. J. R. Soc. Promotion Health, 128: 242-247.
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  47. Gordon, L.A., E.Y. Morrison, D.A. McGrowder, R. Young and Y.T.P. Fraser et al., 2008. Effect of exercise therapy on lipid profile and oxidative stress indicators in patients with type 2 diabetes. BMC Complement. Altern. Med., Vol. 8. 10.1186/1472-6882-8-21.
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  48. Gordon, L., E.Y. Morrison, D. McGrowder, Y.F. Penas and E.M. Zamoraz et al., 2008. Effect of yoga and traditional physical exercise on hormones and percentage insulin binding receptor in patients with type 2 diabetes. Am. J. Biochem. Biotehcnol., 4: 35-42.
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  49. Gordon, L., E. Morrison, D. McGrowder, R. Young and D. Garwood et al., 2008. Changes in clinical and metabolic parameters after exercise therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes. Arch. Med. Sci., 4: 427-437.
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  50. Crawford, T., M.T. Gardner and D.A. McGrowder, 2008. A contemporary analysis of sexual trends and transmitted infections among outpatient at two public hospitals in Jamaica. Am. J. Infect. Dis., 4: 109-116.
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  51. McGrowder, D.A., S.Davidson, A.Kelleher and J. Burman, 2007. Clinical trails using rotational thromboelastography (ROTEM). J. Cardioth.Vas. Anesthesia, 22: 655-661.

  52. McGrowder, D.A., M. Gardner and T. Crawford, 2007. The socio-biological factors governing absolute poverty and sex, in terms of the number of children produced. Eur. J. Sci. Res., 18: 680-688.

  53. McGrowder, D.A., 2007. Serum uric acid as a marker of Preeclampsia at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Arch. Med. Sci., 5: 80-85.

  54. McGrowder, D.A. and L. Gordon, 2007. Metabolic changes and oxidative stress indicators in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. J. Biochem.Biotech., 4: 35-42.

  55. McGrowder, D., P. Brown, L. Gordon, S. Budall, R. Irving, R. Alexander-Lindo and M. Mhlanga, 2007. The application of thromboelastography in clinical practice. Haema, 10: 208-220.

  56. McGrowder, D., L. Gordon and S. Budall, 2007. The application of soluble transferrin receptor in clinical practice. Haema, 9: 770-782.

  57. McGrowder, D. and P.D. Brown, 2007. Effects of nitric oxide on glucose transport: In vivo and in vitro studies. Asian J. Biochem., 2: 1-18.
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  58. Alexander-Lindo, R.L., E.Y.S.A. Morrison, M.G. Nair and D.A. McGrowder, 2007. Effect of the fractions of the hexane bark extract and stigmast-4-en-3-one isolated from Anacardium occidentale on blood glucose tolerance test in an animal model. Int. J. Pharmacol., 3: 41-47.
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  59. McGrowdera, D., D. Ragoobirsingh and P. Brown, 2006. Modulation of glucose uptake in adipose tissue by nitric oxide-generating compounds. J. Biosci., 31: 347-354.
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  60. McGrowder, D.A., S. Khalid, M. Kemp and J. Donovan, 2006. Use of soluble transferrin receptor in the determination of iron Use of soluble transferrin receptor in the determination of iron status in cystic fibrosis patients Clinic. Chimica Acta., 378: 194-200.

  61. McGrowder, D.A., D. Ragoobirsingh and P. Brown, 2006. Elucidation of the biochemical mechanism in animal model(s) treated with drugs containing nitric oxide as their active principle. Diabetologia Croat., 34: 77-85.

  62. McGrowder, D.A. and T.D. Boch, 2006. Analysis of urinary and plasma catecholamine and metanephrines with high pressure liquidpheochromocytoma. Trend Med. Res., 1: 113-121.

  63. McGrowder, D., D. Ragoobirsingh and P. Brown, 2006. Therapeutic uses of nitric oxide-donating drugs in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Int. J. Pharmacol., 2: 366-373.
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  64. McGrowder, D., D. Ragoobirsingh and P. Brown, 2006. Acute effects of exogenous nitric oxide on glucose uptake in skeletal muscle of normoglycaemic and diabetic rats. Med. Sci. Monitor, 12: BR 28-35.
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  65. Barrett, K., D. McGrowder, P. Brown and D. Ragoobirsingh, 2006. Increased PC-1 phosphodiesterase activity and inhibition of glucose uptake in adipocytes of type 2 diabetic rats. Mol. Cell. Biochem., 293: 9-14.
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  66. Ragoobirsingh, D., D. McGrowder, T. Dasgupta and P. Brown, 2004. The effect of nitric oxide on glucose metabolism. Mol. Cell. Biochem., 263: 29-34.
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  67. McGrowder, D., D. Ragoobirsingh and T. Dasgupta, 2003. The effect of captopril on blood glucose, plasma insulin and blood pressure via a nitric oxide-independent mechanism in an animal model. Diabetologia Croatica, 32: 125-131.
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  68. McGrowder, D., D. Ragoobirsingh and T. Dasgupta, 2003. The effect of S-nitrosoglutathione on insulin receptor behavior on erythrocytes in an animal model. Diabetologia Croatica, 32: 65-71.
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  69. Ragoobirsingh, D., D. McGrowder, E.Y. Morrison, P. Johnson, E. Lewis-Fuller and J. Fray, 2002. The Jamaican hypertension prevalence study. J. Natl. Med. Assoc., 94: 561-565.
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  70. McGrowder, D., D. Ragoobirsingh and T. Dasgupta, 2002. The enhancement of the hyperglycemic effect of S-nitrosoglutathione and S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine by vitamin C in an animal model. BMC Pharmacol., Vol. 2. 10.1186/1471-2210-2-18.
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  71. McGrowder, D., D. Ragoobirsingh and T. Dasgupta, 2002. Decreased insulin binding to mononuclear leucocytes and erythrocytes from dogs after S-Nitroso-N-Acetypenicillamine administration. BMC Biochem., Vol. 3. 10.1186/1471-2091-3-1.
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  72. McGrowder, D., D. Ragoobirsingh and T. Dasgupta, 2001. Effects of S-Nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine administration on glucose tolerance and plasma levels of insulin and glucagon in the dog. J. Nitric Oxide-Biol. Chem., 5: 402-412.
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  73. McGowder, D., D. Ragoobirsingh and T. Dasgupta, 1999. The hyperglycemic effect of S-nitrosoglutathione in the dog. Nitric Oxide, 3: 481-491.
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