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Long-term exposure to muscarinic agonists decreases expression of contractile proteins and responsiveness of rabbit tracheal smooth muscle cells
Background: Chronic airway diseases, like asthma or COPD, are characterized by excessive acetylcholine release and airway remodeling. The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term effect of muscarinic agonists on ...
Intracellular action of magnesium in airways smooth muscle relaxation in rabbit
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 ...
Effect of adrenaline on transmesothelial resistance of isolated sheep pleura
The effect of adrenaline on the transmesothelial resistance (R-TM) of sheep's visceral and parietal pleura was studied using the Ussing chamber technique. Basal transmesothelial resistance of visceral pleura was found to ...
Cytokine levels in the sera of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Background: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fibroprotiferative disorder. Cytokines contribute an important but yet undefined role to its pathogenesis. Objectives: The present study aims to compare serum levels of ...
Effect of amiloride in human and sheep parietal pleura
The fluid and solute transport properties of human parietal pleura were studied and compared with sheep parietal pleura in vitro. The pleura was mounted as a planar sheet between Ussing-type chambers. The results presented ...
Depression and pulmonary function in outpatients with asthma
The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between depression, anxiety and pulmonary function in asthmatics. Thirty-eight adult asthmatic patients underwent psychometric evaluation with the DSSI/sAD questionnaire, ...