Jerry L. Turner

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We derive general analytical formulas for assessing risks in a problem domain where the risk depends on three interrelated variables. More specifically, we derive general analytical formulas for propagating beliefs in a network where three binary variables, A, B and C, are related to a fourth binary variable Z through an 'AND' relationship. In addition, we(More)
Using the patch-clamp recording technique, we observed that endothelin-1 (ET-1; 0.8-16 nM) enhanced a voltage-activated outward current (Iout) and induced periodic oscillations of inward current in smooth muscle cells isolated from small pulmonary arteries (200-400 microns in diameter). Anion substitution experiments revealed that the ET-1-induced inward(More)
Pulmonary arteries constrict in response to hypoxia, a process thought to involve oxygen sensing by K+ channels. We therefore investigated the effects of hypoxia on voltage-activated K+ currents in myocytes isolated from rat small pulmonary arteries using the patch-clamp recording technique. Experiments with iberiotoxin and intracellularly applied Ca2+(More)
Intracellular photorelease of Ca2+ demonstrated the presence of Ca(2+)-activated K+ channels in smooth muscle cells isolated from different locations of the rat pulmonary arterial tree. However, cell-free patch studies revealed marked differences in K+ channel distribution. In the main pulmonary artery the most frequently observed K+ channel was a(More)
Currents from smooth muscle cells isolated from the pulmonary arterial tree of the rat were recorded under voltage clamp using the whole cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique. Rapid increases in cytosolic free calcium evoked by flash photolysis of Nitr-5 activated a current that, following ion substitution and pharmacological experiments, proved(More)
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