C R Lyons

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Nonspecific airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is a hallmark of human asthma. Both airway eosinophilia and high serum levels of total and antigen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) are associated with AHR. It is unclear, however, whether either eosinophilia or increased IgE levels contribute directly to, or predict, the development of AHR. Investigations(More)
The 5-HT3 receptor is thought to play a role in the reward pathway and the phenomena of drug abuse by modulating dopamine release in the mesolimbic pathway. Studies involving this receptor have been hampered due to the low level of 5-HT3 receptors in the CNS. A 5-HT3 receptor over-expressing mouse was produced to study the role of this receptor in the(More)
It is known that NGF-responsive cells bind NGF at cell surface receptors in a specific and saturable fashion and there are two separate kinds of receptor-ligand binding interactions as judged by Rosenthal analyses. Following isolation of nerve growth factor receptors from embryonic chicken sensory ganglia, rat pheochromocytoma cells and human neuroblastoma(More)
Receptors for the nerve growth factor protein (NGF) have been isolated from three cell types [embryonic chicken sensory neurons (dorsal root sensory ganglia; DRG), rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) and human neuroblastoma (LAN-1) cells] and have been shown to be similar with respect to equilibrium dissociation constants. The present results demonstrate that there(More)
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