Lisa G. May

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Although muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChR) regulate the activity of smooth muscle myosin, the effects of mAChR activation on cytoplasmic myosin have not been characterized. We found that activation of transfected human M3 mAChR induces the phosphorylation of myosin light chains (MLC) and the formation of myosin-containing stress fibers in Chinese(More)
The involvement of protein kinase C (PKC) and protein kinase A (PKA) in cholinergic signalling in CHO cells expressing the M3 subtype of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor was examined. Muscarinic signalling was assessed by measuring carbachol-induced activation of phospholipase C (PLC), arachidonic acid release, and calcium mobilisation. Carbachol(More)
BACKGROUND Although acetaminophen is one of the oldest and most widely used of all analgesic drugs, the incremental benefit of the 1000-mg dose compared with the 650-mg dose has been questioned. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the relative efficacy of acetaminophen 1000 mg versus acetaminophen 650 mg over a 6-hour period in patients(More)
Techniques for the isolation of ahhighly pure population of viable osteoclasts are limited. For this reason, we developed an isolation procedure that results in a high yield of osteoclast-like cells, up to 92% pure, from 3-wk-old chicken tibias. The unique feature of the method is the migration of cells from marrow-free endosteal surfaces to(More)
The influence of ethanol on the muscarinic receptor-mediated release of inositol phosphate from Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells stably transfected with one of the five subtypes of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor was determined. In CHO cells expressing M3 muscarinic receptors (CHO-M3), carbamylcholine increased muscarinic receptor-induced release of(More)