Jason Lawrence Berry

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The developmental histories of 32 players in the Australian Football League (AFL), independently classified as either expert or less skilled in their perceptual and decision-making skills, were collected through a structured interview process and their year-on-year involvement in structured and deliberate play activities retrospectively determined. Despite(More)
1. Mechanical and electrophysiological studies of guinea-pig isolated trachealis have been made with the objectives of: (a) identifying which of the beta-adrenoceptor subtypes mediates the opening of plasmalemmal K(+)-channels, (b) gaining further insight into the properties of the novel, long-acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist, salmeterol and (c) clarifying(More)
1. A study has been made, in guinea-pig isolated trachealis, of the effects of charybdotoxin in modulating (a) the activity of large conductance K(+)-channels, (b) the spontaneous electrical activity of intact cells and (c) the mechanical effects of some bronchodilator drugs. 2. Single smooth muscle cells were isolated from guinea-pig trachealis by enzymic(More)
1. Studies of mechanical activity and 86Rb+ efflux have been made in bovine isolated trachealis with the objectives of: (a) identifying which of the beta-adrenoceptor subtypes mediates the opening of plasmalemmal K(+)-channels, (b) gaining further insight into the properties of the novel, long-acting beta 2-adrenoceptor agonist, salmeterol and (c)(More)
Experiments have been performed using guinea-pig and bovine trachealis in order to determine whether cromakalim and RP 49356 share the same relaxant action and to analyse the mechanisms underlying this action. RP 49356 was approximately 3 times less potent than cromakalim in suppressing the spontaneous tone of guinea-pig trachea and, like cromakalim, was(More)
1. Potassium channel opening drugs (KCOs) include benzopyrans such as cromakalim, cyanoguanidines such as pinacidil and tetrahydrothiopyrans such as RP 49356. 2. While clinical trials have indicated that cromakalim may be of benefit in the treatment of nocturnal asthma, it remains to be determined whether KCOs will find a place in our armamentarium of(More)
The cromakalim-like KCOs relax airways smooth muscle by an action that is associated with the opening of plasmalemmal K(+)-channels. The K(+)-channel involved may be analogous to the ATP-sensitive K(+)-channel identified in pancreatic beta-cells. It is unlikely to be open under normal circumstances and plays little role in determining the strong outward(More)
1. The ability of cromakalim to modulate several different types of neuroeffector transmission has been assessed in guinea-pig isolated trachea. 2. In trachea treated with propranolol (10(-6) M) and indomethacin (2.8 x 10(-6) M), stimulation of the extrinsic vagal nerves evoked contractions which were blocked by hexamethonium (5 x 10(-4) M) or by(More)
Perfused rabbit hearts removed 3H-5-hydroxytryptamine (3H-5-HT) from a perfusion solution containing 2.6 ng/ml and a tissue-to-medium ratio of about 10 was achieved after a 55 min perfusion period. 12.4 +/- 1.0% of the cardiac total radioactivity consisted of metabolites and metabolites appeared in the venous effluent during the course of the perfusion.(More)