Kristy K Bradley

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1. The molecular nature of the strong inward rectifier K+ channel in vascular smooth muscle was explored by using isolated cell RT-PCR, cDNA cloning and expression techniques. 2. RT-PCR of RNA from single smooth muscle cells of rat cerebral (basilar), coronary and mesenteric arteries revealed transcripts for Kir2.1. Transcripts for Kir2.2 and Kir2.3 were(More)
1. The membrane potential of gastrointestinal smooth muscles determines the open probability of ion channels involved in rhythmic electrical activity. The role of Ba2+-sensitive K+ conductances in the maintenance of membrane potential was examined in canine proximal colon circular muscle. 2. Application of Ba2+ (1-100 microM) to strips of tunica muscularis(More)
Before 1999, the United States had no appropriated funding for arboviral surveillance, and many states conducted no such surveillance. After emergence of West Nile virus (WNV), federal funding was distributed to state and selected local health departments to build WNV surveillance systems. The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists conducted(More)
C hlamydophila psittaci (formerly known as Chlamydia psittaci) is a member of the family Chlamydiaceae. 1 It is a bacterium that can be transmitted from pet birds to humans. In humans, the resulting infection is referred to as psittacosis (also known as parrot fever and ornitho-sis). Psittacosis typically causes influenza-like symptoms and can lead to(More)
M any considerations need to be addressed when deciding on the disposition of an unvaccinated domestic animal that has been exposed to a rabid animal. This situation poses a dilemma for the attending veterinarian, the animal' s owner, animal control officials , and public health authorities. Although concern for public health is a prime consideration, the(More)
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