G. C. Mohan Kumar

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We have characterized the muscarinic ACh receptors (mAChRs) expressed in Madin- Darby canine kidney (MDCK) strain II epithelial cells. Binding studies with the membrane-impermeable antagonist N-[(3)H]methylscopolamine demonstrated that mAChRs are approximately 2.5 times more abundant on the basolateral than on the apical surface. Apical, but not(More)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in humans is characterized by the infiltration of polymorphonuclears in the alveolar spaces. However, the role of T-cells in ARDS is unknown. Our aim was to characterize the T-cell phenotype in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) during the early phase of acute lung infection(ALI)/ARDS-infected patients in comparison to a(More)
OBJECTIVE to study the probable site of antinociceptive action of SSRI (fluoxetine, escitalopram) and atypical antidepressants (mirtazapine, venlafaxine) and their interaction with morphine and naloxone. MATERIALS AND METHODS the study was conducted on albino mice (25-35 grams) of either sex. Different doses of morphine (0.5 and 1 mg/kg), fluoxetine (2, 5(More)
Maturational changes of the contractile properties of airway smooth muscle have been suggested to occur during the late prenatal and early postnatal period in the piglet. However, the timing and mechanisms involved remain elusive. Therefore, we studied isometric contraction of tracheal smooth muscle (TSM) to evaluate the effects of maturation on 1) the(More)
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