Aurelia R. Moran

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The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channel inhabits the apical membrane of airway epithelia, where its function is essential for mucus hydration, mucociliary clearance, and airway defense. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), most often a consequence of cigarette smoke (CS) exposure, affects 15 million persons(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the mechanism of lubiprostone activation of epithelial chloride transport. Lubiprostone is a bicyclic fatty acid approved for the treatment of constipation [1]. There is uncertainty, however, as to how lubiprostone increases epithelial chloride transport. Direct stimulation of ClC-2 and CFTR chloride channels as well(More)
Plasma luteinizing hormone (LH) concentrations were measured in normal (control) Corriedale X Merino (comeback) ewes and in clover-infertile comeback ewes which had grazed oestrogenic Yarloop clover (Trifolium subterraneum L. cv. Yarloop) for more than 4 years. Plasma LH concentrations were measured in samples taken at 20-min intervals for 6 h during the(More)
Maternal obesity prior to and during pregnancy has been associated with an increased incidence of childhood asthma. As diets rich in saturated fat are linked to obesity and inflammation, we created a murine model to investigate the effect of maternal high-fat diet (HFD) on adult offspring airway hyperreactivity (AHR), a cardinal feature of asthma. Balb/cByJ(More)
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