Joelle M.-J. Romac

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TRPV4 ion channels represent osmo-mechano-TRP channels with pleiotropic function and wide-spread expression. One of the critical functions of TRPV4 in this spectrum is its involvement in pain and inflammation. However, few small-molecule inhibitors of TRPV4 are available. Here we developed TRPV4-inhibitory molecules based on modifications of a known(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS In the pancreas, activation of primary sensory nerves through the transient receptor potential ion channel TRPV1 contributes to the early stages of development of pancreatitis. Little is known about the mechanism by which this occurs. We investigated whether leukotriene B4 (LTB4) is an endogenous agonist of TRPV1 and mediates pancreatitis.(More)
125I-monitor peptide binding was performed using frozen sections of the rat liver and gut and visualized using autoradiography. Saturable binding was observed in unidentified single cells in the liver and in the mucosa of the small intestine. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and GTPgammaS did not inhibit 125I-monitor peptide binding indicating that the binding(More)
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