Carol Bossone

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The present study was designed to investigate inflammation-induced changes in smooth muscle responses to acetylcholine and the tachykinins that may contribute to the abnormal motility associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Colitis was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats by intrarectal administration of trinitrobenzenesulphonic acid in ethanol. After(More)
The present study investigated inflammation-induced changes in adrenergic regulation of smooth muscle. Colitis was induced in rats by intrarectal administration of trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid in ethanol. After 4 h (acute) or 7 days (chronic), in vitro isometric tension was measured in strips of circular smooth muscle taken from the distal colon. In(More)
In inflammatory bowel disease, smooth muscle function reportedly varies with disease duration. The aim of these studies was to determine changes in the control of spontaneous contractions in a model of experimental colitis that included reinflammation of the healed area. The amplitude and frequency of spontaneous contractions in circular smooth muscle were(More)
Bis-(2-chloroethyl) sulfide (sulfur mustard; SM) is a potent alkylating agent. Three treatment compounds have been shown to limit SM damage in the mouse ear vesicant model: dimercaprol, octyl homovanillamide, and indomethacin. Microarrays were used to determine gene expression profiles of biopsies taken from mouse ears after exposure to SM in the presence(More)
One of the may vital functions of the liver is the biodegradation of foreign substances. The enzyme systems responsible for this liver function are frequently the site of drug interactions, both therapeutic and detrimental. Various substances can alter these enzymes by inducing, inhibiting, or competing with them, thus affecting drug response. In most(More)
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