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We evaluated the effects of sustained perinatal inhibition of NO synthase (NOS) on hyperoxia induced lung injury in newborn rats. N(G)-nitro-Larginine-methyl-ester (L-NAME) or untreated water was administered to pregnant rats for the final 7 days of gestation and during lactation; followed by postnatal exposure to hyperoxia (>95% O(2)) or room air. The(More)
Chronic inflammation is associated with inducible nitric oxide synthase expression in infiltrating and resident cells (epithelia, neurons) and an exaggerated release of nitric oxide. NO can induce apoptosis in macrophages and tumour cell lines. We investigated whether NO induced cell death in an epithelial (T84) cell fine via apoptosis. Culture T84 cells(More)
We sought to establish a model of inflammatory bowel disease by augmenting the activity of the local immune system with Freund's complete adjuvant, and to determine if inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression and peroxynitrite formation accompanied the inflammatory condition. In anaesthetized guinea-pigs, a loop of distal ileum received(More)
Package extension and template mechanisms were originally proposed as part of the Catalysis method. It has since been suggested that they can be used to capture patterns and for aspect-oriented modeling and metamodeling. This paper provides a rigorous meta-model definition of the package extension mechanism. It turns out that the definition is more subtle(More)
To understand the interactions between substance P and gut inflammation, changes in substance P levels were evaluated in a chronic model of ileitis in response to three anti-inflammatory agents with distinct mechanisms of action. The agents were the prostaglandin E(1) analogue misoprostol (30 mug/kg, s.c., b.i.d.), the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor(More)
Human ovarian carcinoma cells obtained from ascites were tested for susceptibility to lysis by peripheral blood NK cells, alpha-interferon-activated NK cells, and interleukin 2-activated killer cells. Cryopreserved tumour cell preparations were used to allow repeated testing of the same target, and the tumour cells were fractionated using albumin density(More)