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  • Airway responsiveness: role of inflammation, epithelium damage and smooth muscle tension 

    Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Domali, A.; Molyvdas, P. A. (1999)
    THE purpose of this study was the effect of epithelium damage on mechanical responses of airway smooth muscles under different resting tension. We performed acetylcholine (ACh) (10(-5) M)-induced contraction on tracheal ...
  • Intracellular action of magnesium in airways smooth muscle relaxation in rabbit 

    Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Chatziparasidis, G.; Chatziefthimiou, A.; Molyvdas, P. A. (1999)
    This study was designed to examine whether magnesium has an intracellular action on airways smooth muscle contraction. Tracheal muscle strips were obtained from six male rabbits and perfused in a bathing chamber. The muscle ...
  • Magnesium as a relaxing factor of airway smooth muscles 

    Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Chatziparasidis, G.; Chatziefthimiou, A.; Molyvdas, P. A. (2001)
    in the search for effective treatment of a life-threatening asthma attack, intravenous magnesium infusion has been studied in asthmatic patients because of its potential effect to reverse bronchospasm and improve pulmonary ...
  • REGIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE MODULATORY ROLE OF THE EPITHELIUM IN SHEEP AIRWAY 

    Hatziefthimiou, A.; Kiritsi, M.; Kiropoulou, C.; Vasilaki, A.; Sakellaridis, N.; Molyvdas, P. A. (2009)
    P>The airway epithelium may modulate smooth muscle responsiveness via the release of biologically active substances, such as nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandins. Based on regional differences in structure and function ...