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BACKGROUND Horses develop recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) that resembles human bronchial asthma. Differentiated primary equine bronchial epithelial cells (EBEC) in culture that closely mimic the airway cells in vivo would be useful to investigate the contribution of bronchial epithelium in inflammation of airway diseases. However, because isolation and(More)
Although the flavonol quercetin is used as a supplement in commercial dog food, data on quercetin bioavailability in dogs are not available. Thus, we investigated quercetin bioavailability (measured as area under the concentration-time curve) in nine adult beagle dogs at an oral dose of 10 mg/kg body weight (b.w.). The major fraction (>80 %) of flavonols(More)
1. The intestinal metabolism of the benzimidazole, mebendazole (MEB), has been investigated using isolated perfused jejunal segments of rats. Significant absorption and intestinal metabolism of the substance was observed. 2. The metabolites, the reduced alpha-hydroxy-analogue, its glucuronide, and the decarbamoylated 2-amino-analogue, were transported into(More)
Doses of 12.5 mg voriconazole/kg bodyweight administered every 12 hours by crop gavage to six falcons for 14 days provided peak plasma concentrations of more than 1 microg/ml, but the trough concentrations were lower and sometimes undetectable. Administering the same doses incorporated into meat that was fed to one falcon for seven days and to three falcons(More)
Bromotrichloromethane (CBrCl(3)) treatment is a model for studies on molecular mechanisms of haloalkane toxicity with some advantages compared with CCl(4) treatment. The formation of 4-hydroxynonenal and similar aldehydic products of lipid peroxidation, which play a role as mediators of inflammatory processes, was clearly demonstrated in rat hepatocytes(More)
BACKGROUND Since only little is known on stem cell therapy in non-ischemic heart failure we wanted to know whether a long-term improvement of cardiac function in non-ischemic heart failure can be achieved by stem cell transplantation. METHODS White male New Zealand rabbits were treated with doxorubicin (3 mg/kg/week; 6 weeks) to induce dilative(More)
Antibiotics are still deemed necessary for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases in farm animals intended for food production and to protect public health from food-borne diseases. All antibiotics used in veterinary medicine are the same or closely related to antibacterials used in human medicine or may induce cross-resistance. Consumption(More)
UNLABELLED Beta-blockade is a standard cardiovascular therapy known to induce the up-regulation of beta-adrenoceptor density. Upon ligand-binding, beta-adrenoceptors are normally internalised via the arrestin pathway, and after dissociation they are re-inserted into the membrane. This means that at high catecholamine levels the adrenoceptor density is low(More)
Adrenergic drugs acting through the beta(2)-adrenoceptor (beta(2)-AR) adenylate cyclase (AC) signal transduction system elicit a variety of responses within the mammalian airway epithelium; however, its composition of multiple phenotypically differentiated cell types complicates the understanding of the regulation cascades within this tissue. The present(More)