In the present study, we have addressed the role of the linker for activation of T cells (LAT) in the regulation of phospholipase Cgamma2 (PLCgamma2) by the platelet collagen receptor glycoprotein VI (GPVI). LAT is tyrosine phosphorylated in human platelets heavily in response to collagen, collagen-related peptide (CRP), and FcgammaRIIA cross-linking but… (More)
Evidence of the Hering-Breuer reflex has been found in humans during anesthesia and sleep but not during wakefulness. Cortical influences, present during wakefulness, may mask the effects of this reflex in awake humans. We hypothesized that, if lung volume were increased in awake subjects unaware of the stimulus, vagal feedback would modulate breathing on a… (More)
We present the case of a 3-year-old boy with nephrotic syndrome with mild respiratory symptoms who was shown by ventilation-perfusion scan to have pulmonary embolism. He responded well to anticoagulant therapy.