Alice V. Ling

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The influence of the subunit composition of human GABA(A) receptors upon the GABA-modulatory properties of 5alpha-pregnan-3alpha-ol-20-one (5alpha,3alpha) has been examined using the Xenopus laevis oocyte expression system and the two electrode voltage-clamp technique. Steroid potency (EC(50)) is modestly influenced by the alpha-isoform(More)
We investigated the effect of the p38 kinase inhibitor SB 203580 on airway inflammation induced by aerosolized lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in male Wistar rats. SB 203580 significantly inhibited (ED(50)=15.8 mg kg(-1)) plasma levels of TNF-alpha in rats challenged with LPS (1.5 mg kg(-1), i.p.). Aerosolized LPS induced a peak in TNF-alpha levels and the(More)
We investigated the ability of the cannabinoid agonists CP55,940 (CB(1)/CB(2)) and anandamide (endogenous cannabinoid) to modulate electrical field stimulation (EFS)-induced acetylcholine (ACh) release from parasympathetic nerve terminals innervating guinea-pig trachea. We assessed whether modulation of transmitter release translated to an impact on(More)
Turned parts on turning centers are made up of features with profiles defined by arcs and lines. An error model for turned parts must take into account not only individual feature errors but also ow errors carry over from one feature to another. In the case where there is a requirement of tange:icy between two features, such as a line tangent to an arc or(More)
In rat pinealocytes, cytoplasmic alkalization causes protein kinase C (PKC) translocation, but the isozyme involved is not known. In this study, we investigated the effect of cytoplasmic alkalization on membrane-associated PKCalpha, delta, epsilon, and zeta, four isozymes present in the rat pineal gland. Treatment with NH(4)Cl, which had no effect on(More)
p-nitrophenyl phosphatase activity is high in porcine neutrophils and was found in plasma membrane and granule fractions isolated from sucrose density gradients after nitrogen cavitation to disrupt the cells. Very little activity was found in the cytosol. The enzyme has optimum activity at alkaline pHs with a pH optimum of 10.3. The pH profile was fairly(More)
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