Cathy Simmons

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The response of endogenous antioxidants to acute exposure of the mitochondrial inhibitor, 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NPA), was investigated in selected rat brain regions. Rats treated with 3-NPA (30 mg/kg, s.c.) were sacrificed at 30, 60, 90 and 120 min after injection to examine the alterations in reduced glutathione levels (GSH), and activities of(More)
Aquaporins are a family of homologous membrane proteins that function as highly selective water channels. Aquaporin-5 (AQP5) is uniquely present in lacrimal and salivary glands, where it accounts for normal tear and saliva production. We tested the hypothesis that orally administered human interferon-alpha (HuIFN-alpha) benefits persons with xerostomia by(More)
Tapinarof (GSK2894512) is a naturally derived topical treatment with demonstrated efficacy for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD) patients, although the biologic target and mechanism of action had been unknown. We demonstrate that the anti-inflammatory properties of tapinarof are mediated through activation of the Aryl hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR). We show(More)
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