Curtis R. Kelly

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PURPOSE To determine the functional agonist potencies of the intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering prostaglandin F (FP)-class prostaglandin (PG) analogues (e.g., travoprost, latanoprost, bimatoprost, and unoprostone isopropyl ester) in human trabecular meshwork (h-TM) cells, by using phosphoinositide (PI) turnover and intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)](i))(More)
The present study investigated the serotonin-induced increase in phosphoinositide hydrolysis and mobilization of intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) in human uterine smooth muscle cells (HUSMCs) to identify the serotonergic receptor positively coupled to phospholipase C in these cells. In phosphoinositide (PI) assays, serotonin (5-HT) and alpha-methyl-5-HT were(More)
PURPOSE To apply a multidisciplinary approach to the identification and pharmacological characterization of the serotonin (5HT) receptors that mediate functional responses in human trabecular meshwork (h-TM) cells. To correlate in vitro findings with intraocular pressure (IOP) changes in conscious ocular hypertensive cynomolgus monkeys. METHODS Documented(More)
AL-38022A is a novel synthetic serotonergic (5-HT) ligand that exhibited high affinity for each of the 5-HT2 receptor subtypes (Ki<or=2.2 nM), but a significantly lower (>100-fold less) affinity for other 5-HT receptors. In addition, AL-38022A displayed a very low affinity for a broad array of other receptors, neurotransmitter transport sites, ion channels,(More)
PURPOSE To examine the bradykinin (BK) B₂-receptor system in human and monkey ciliary muscle (CM) using immunohistochemical techniques, and to pharmacologically characterize the associated biochemical signal transduction systems in human CM (h-CM) cells. BK-induced modulation of intraocular pressure (IOP) in pigmented Dutch-Belt rabbits and cynomolgus(More)
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