Henry J Greyner

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The avian embryo provides a novel model for studying the ductus arteriosus (DA) during the transition from in ovo to ex ovo life. Here we examined the mechanisms regulating the vasoreactivity of the two morphologically distinct portions of the chicken DA (proximal and distal) in response to O(2). Oxygen-induced contraction is redox sensitive and reversed by(More)
Hyaluronan (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan composed of N-acetylglucosamine and glucuronic acid subunits. Endocytosis is thought to play an essential role in the catabolism of HA due to the intracellular compartmentalization of the HA degrading hyaluronidase enzymes. Previous investigations have shown that keratinocytes, chondrocytes and breast tumor cell lines(More)
OBJECTIVE CD44 is a transmembrane glycoprotein and can facilitate signal transduction by serving as a platform for molecular recruitment and assembly. A number of studies have suggested that CD44 can either positively or negatively regulate cell proliferation. The purpose of this study was to investigate how CD44 can inhibit cell proliferation. MATERIALS(More)
The avian embryo has a pair of ductus arteriosi that allow the blood to bypass the pulmonary circulation prior to the initiation of lung ventilation. Our objective was to characterize the factors regulating DA tone during the later stages of development in the emu embryo. We examined in vitro the reactivity of the emu ductus from day 39 through 49 of a(More)
Heart rate variability is a common feature of the vertebrate cardiovascular system and is a consequence of variable input from the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system. The aim of this study was to examine the role of the autonomic nervous system in regulating heart rate and heart rate variability in 1-d-old emu(More)
The ductus arteriosus (DA) are O2-sensitive, embryonic blood vessels that serve as a right-to-left shunt in developing avian embryos. Prior to internal pipping, the chicken DA produces a weak O2-induced contraction. During hatching, the O2-sensitivity of the avian DA vessels increases significantly. To see if we could accelerate the maturation of chicken DA(More)
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