Jaisri Giridhar

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As the genomes of mammalian species become sequenced and gene functions are ascribed, the use of differential gene expression (DGE) to evaluate organ function will become common in the experimental evaluation of new drug therapies. The ability to translate this technology into useful information for human exposures depends on tissue sampling that is(More)
Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) and GABAA agonists enhance stimulated release of [3H]norepinephrine [( 3H]NA) in several regions of the rat brain. In this study, the mechanisms by which GABA and GABAergic agonists augment potassium-stimulated release of [3H]NA from rat frontal cortical slices were examined. GABA enhanced potassium-stimulated [3H]NA release,(More)
Lead exposure alters cardiovascular function and has been implicated in the etiology of hypertension. Therefore it was of interest to study the short term effect of lead treatment on atrial natriuretic factor (ANF), a hormone which produces vascular smooth muscle relaxation and natriuresis. Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into 5 groups(More)
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a diuretic and vascular smooth muscle relaxant which plays a pivotal role in cardiovascular regulation. Since cadmium (Cd) produces cardiovascular toxicity and alters ANP levels in atria and hypothalamus, its effect on ANP receptors were studied in rats and in PC12 cells exposed to Cd. Male rats were injected with CdCl2(More)
As the genomes of mammalian species become sequenced and gene functions are ascribed, the use of differential gene expression (DGE) to evaluate organ function will become common in the experimental evaluation of new drug therapies. The ability to translate this technology into useful information for human exposures depends on tissue sampling that is(More)
Cadmium (Cd) exposure is known to alter cardiovascular function and has been implicated in the etiology of hypertension. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), a hormone secreted by the heart, has been established as a diuretic, natriuretic, smooth muscle relaxant and may be a modulator of central cardiovascular regulation. The effects of Cd treatment on ANP(More)
The ability of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) to modulate K+-stimulated release of [3H]norepinephrine ([3H]NE) from rat hypothalamic slices was investigated. ANP-(1-28) significantly decreased K+-stimulated [3H]NE release in a concentration-dependent manner (maximal inhibition = 22% of control with 100 nM, ED50 = 70 pM). Pretreatment with pertussis toxin(More)
Agents that enhance gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurotransmission can modulate certain effects of opioids, such as analgesia. In this study, the interaction between morphine and GABAergic agents on the release of [3H]norepinephrine ([3H]NE) from rat frontal cortical slices was examined. GABA (10(-4) M), enhanced potassium-stimulated [3H]NE release and(More)
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