Mahmoud Merhi

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OBJECTIVES Sensory nerves play an important role in mediating neurogenic inflammation and subsequent tissue healing. A decrease in sensory nerve function with increasing age has been reported to correlate with poor tissue healing. Sympathetic nerves are known to modulate sensory nerve function, and changes in this modulation could also have important(More)
In rats, the function of sensory nerves in the hind limb declines significantly with age. Normally aging rats and rats treated neonatally with capsaicin were studied here. Quantification of vascular response and substance P in young (3 months) and old (24 months) rats showed additive effects of age and capsaicin treatment. The levels in dorsal root ganglion(More)
The role of inflammation in coronary artery disease (CAD) pathogenesis is well recognized. Moreover, smoking inhalation increases the activity of inflammatory mediators through an increase in leukotriene synthesis essential in atherosclerosis pathogenesis. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of “selected” genetic variants within the(More)
During aging there is a decline in sensory nerve function that is associated with reduced neurogenic inflammation and poor wound repair. The cellular mechanism(s) responsible for this decline in function with age is not well understood. We previously reported that sensory nerves in aged rats release sensory neuropeptides preferentially in response to(More)
1. Sensory nerves serve an afferent role and mediate neurogenic components of inflammation and tissue repair via an axon reflex release of sensory peptides at sites of injury. Dysfunction of these nerves with age could contribute to delayed tissue healing. 2. Complementary animal and human skin models were used in the present studies to investigate changes(More)
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