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  • Azithromycin has a direct relaxant effect on precontracted airway smooth muscle 

    Daenas, C.; Hatziefthimiou, A. A.; Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Molyvdas, P. A. (2006)
    Macrolides have been proven to have beneficial bacteriostatic and anti-inflammatory properties, but very little is known about the potential value of their bronchodilatory effect. Therefore, in the present study we ...
  • Resting tension effect on airway smooth muscle: the involvement of epithelium 

    Hatziefthimiou, A. A.; Karetsi, E.; Pratzoudis, E.; Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Molyvdas, P. A. (2005)
    We studied the influence of resting tension (RT) on rabbit tracheal smooth muscle (TSM) contractions induced by acetylcholine or KCl as well as the role of epithelium and the endogenously produced nitric oxide, prostanoids ...