Chang Sheng Lin

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Asthma occurs in more than 5% of the population in industrialized countries and is now characterized as a chronic inflammatory disease. The chronic aspiration of gastric fluid is considered by many investigators to be a primary inflammatory factor exacerbating or predisposing patients to asthma, with more than 50 medical papers per year linking asthma with(More)
The present studies were undertaken to explore further the role of prostaglandins in the release of renin from the renal cortex. To provide the best assessment of renin release, renin was determined by a radioimmunoassay for the direct measurement of renin. Slices of mouse renal cortex were incubated at 37 degrees C with arachidonic acid (AA),(More)
The inhibitory action of verapamil, D600 and a local anesthetic, cinchocaine (CE) was studied on the isolated rat vas deferens. All three drugs inhibited norepinephrine (NE) and KCl dose-response curves in a concentration-dependent manner. Verapamil and D600 were approximately equivalent in their inhibitory effect but were significantly more potent (p <(More)
The effect of alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonists on renal and submaxillary renin of different molecular weights was studied using male albino mice as experimental animals. Phenylephrine or isoproterenol was administered intravenously after removal of the submaxillary glands and/or kidneys. Renin was isolated from plasma by column chromatography and then(More)
Pretreatment of the vas deferens with D 600 (1 x 10(-5) M/10 min) prior to addition of phenoxybenzamine (PB) (1 x 10(-7) M/5 min) had no effect on the magnitude of initial adrenergic blockade but significantly increased the rate of recovery from blockade. These results suggest that the long duration of action of PB may be due to its action at calcium(More)
Isolated rat tracheal smooth muscle became considerably less sensitive to the relaxing action of isoproterenol after being incubated with 5 x 10(-6) M isoproterenol for 30 minutes. Pretreatment of the tissue with propranolol, but not with methylprednisolone, clearly reduced the isoproterenol-induced desensitization. This suggested that propranolol by(More)
The present studies were undertaken to investigate the effect of prostaglandins (PGs) on renin release from the submaxillary glands of mice. Pooled mouse submaxillary gland slices were incubated in Krebs-Henseleit buffer solution following a preincubation period, and renin release was measured by a radioimmunoassay for the direct measurement of submaxillary(More)
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