Maret J Panzenbeck

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Prostaglandin (PG) I2 and PGE2 are known to stimulate left ventricular receptors with nonmyelinated vagal afferents. The present experiments were performed to determine the effects of intracoronary infusion of PGE2 (10-50 ng.kg-1.min-1) and arachidonic acid (50-100 micrograms.kg-1.min-1) on the baroreflex control of heart rate in conscious dogs. Dogs were(More)
Mortality following permanent occlusion of both common carotid arteries decreases as the time between the first and second occlusions increases in Fischer 344 rats. Our goal was to examine the possibility that collaterals develop after unilateral carotid artery occlusion. During temporary occlusion of both carotid arteries in nine ketamine-anesthetized male(More)
During the development of multiple sclerosis the destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding the neurites is accompanied by citrullination of several central nervous system (CNS) proteins, including myelin basic protein and glial fibrillary acidic protein. In experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a disease induced in animals by immunization with(More)
The tyrosine kinase p56lck (lck) is essential for T cell activation; thus, inhibitors of lck have potential utility as autoimmune agents. Our initial disclosure of a new class of lck inhibitors based on the phenylaminoimidazoisoquinolin-9-one showed reasonable cellular activity but did not work in vivo upon oral administration. Our current work highlights(More)
Captopril administration has been shown to result in the release of prostaglandins (PGs) in experimental animals and patients. Also, PGs, particularly prostacyclin (PGI2), have been shown to stimulate left ventricular receptor reflexes. Thus, the hypothesis that captopril administration results in sensitization of left ventricular reflexes via increased(More)
An imidazo[4,5-h]isoquinolin-7,9-dione (1) was identified as an adenosine 5'-triphosphate competitive inhibitor of lck by high throughput screening. Initial structure-activity relationship studies identified the dichlorophenyl ring and the imide NH as important pharmacophores. A binding model was constructed to understand how 1 binds to a related kinase,(More)
The beta(2) integrin LFA-1 (CD11a/CD18) is a leukocyte-specific adhesion molecule that mediates leukocyte extravasation, antigen presentation, and T-cell-mediated cytolysis through its interaction with its counter-receptors, ICAM-1, ICAM-2, and ICAM-3. We have recently described a small molecule antagonist of LFA-1 (BIRT 377) that inhibits LFA-1/ICAM-1(More)
These studies were performed to examine the effects of 6-keto-prostaglandin E1 (6-keto-PGE1) on coronary artery blood flow and reflex cardiovascular regulation. In seven chloralose-anesthetized dogs 6-keto-PGE1 and prostacyclin (PGI2) were injected as a bolus into the left circumflex coronary artery in doses of 250 to 4000 ng. Coronary artery blood flow(More)
The hypothesis that local release of vasodilator prostaglandins mediates, in part, the decrease in coronary resistance after nitroglycerin (NG) administration was tested. NG (60 micrograms/min) and nitroprusside (NP) (30 micrograms/min) were infused for 10 minutes into the left circumflex coronary artery of 9 open-chest, chloralose-anesthetized dogs before(More)
The role of the central nervous system in the mechanism(s) involved in acute carotid baroreflex resetting was studied in six conscious, chronically instrumented, aortic-denervated dogs. Dogs were prepared for reversible vascular isolation of the carotid sinuses. Acute baroreflex resetting was induced by holding the left carotid sinus pressure (LCcsp) at a(More)