Jane R. Connor

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Autoradiographic studies localize [3H]bradykinin receptor binding sites to the substantia gelatinosa, dorsal root, and a subset of small cells in both the dorsal root and trigeminal ganglia of the guinea pig. [3H]Bradykinin labeling is also observed over myocardial/coronary visceral afferent fibers. The localization of [3H]bradykinin receptors to(More)
The inducible isoforms of nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxy-genase (COX-2) are overexpressed in colonic tumors of humans, as well as in colon tumors that develop in rats after the administration of the colon-specific carcinogen, azoxymethane (AOM). iNOS may regulate COX-2 production of proinflammatory prostaglandins, which are known to play a key(More)
To evaluate the neuroprotective potential of drug candidates to treat human glaucoma, a short-term rodent model of retinal ganglion cell death was employed. Transient ischemia applied to the rodent retina, with subsequent reperfusion for 1-4 weeks, produces an experimental retinal ganglion cell death that is quantifiable. A widely used method to detect(More)
PURPOSE Early subnormal retinal oxygenation response to a hyperoxic provocation (DeltaPo2) is strongly associated with subsequent experimental diabetic retinopathy and can be reversed by drug treatments started with the induction of diabetes. It is not yet known whether drug treatment can reverse an established subnormal DeltaPo2. METHODS Retinal DeltaPo2(More)
During cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), neutrophils become activated due to contact with extracorporeal surfaces and binding of complement fragments C3a and C5a, leading to extravasation and subsequent tissue damage. In this study, the effects of the leumedin NPC 15669 (N [9H - (2,7 dimethylfluorenyl - 9 - methoxy) car bonyl]-L-leucine), a leukocyte(More)
The bradykinin receptor antagonists [D-Phe7]bradykinin, D-Arg[Hyp3,D-Phe7]bradykinin and D-Arg[Hyp3,Thi5,8,D-Phe7]bradykinin were tested for their ability to serve as substrates for kininase II (angiotensin converting enzyme) purified from rabbit lung. By HPLC, the peptides were not measurably degraded over 30 minutes. Under identical conditions, bradykinin(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood vaccination remains a primary mechanism for reducing the burden of infectious disease. In the United Kingdom, as in many countries, a sustained effort is required to ensure that vaccination targets are met to afford protection to the whole population from vaccine preventable disease. The Celebrate and Protect programme is a(More)
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