David A Medina-Tato

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The family of lipid kinases termed phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) is known to contribute at multiple levels to innate and adaptive immune responses, and is hence an attractive target for drug discovery in inflammatory and autoimmune disease, including respiratory diseases. The development of isoform-selective pharmacological inhibitors, targeted gene(More)
The Th2 cytokine interleukin (IL) 13 can elicit a number of responses consistent with a key role in the pathogenesis of asthma. We have used pharmacological and genetic approaches to demonstrate the role of signaling via the class I phosphoinositide 3-kinase p110delta isoform in IL-13-induced hyper-responsiveness of murine tracheal smooth muscle(More)
The effect of modulators of the nitric oxide-cyclic GMP-protein kinase G-K+ channels pathway on the local peripheral antinociceptive action induced by gabapentin was assessed in the rat 1% formalin test. Local peripheral administration of gabapentin produced a dose-dependent antinociception in the second phase of the test. Gabapentin-induced antinociception(More)
Respiratory diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are among the most significant diseases in terms of their disabling effects and healthcare burden. A characteristic feature of almost all respiratory diseases is the accumulation and activation of inflammatory leukocytes in the lung or airway. Recent advances in the(More)
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