Margaret E Mohrman

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Trimellitic anhydride (TMA) is a low-molecular-weight chemical known to cause occupational asthma. The present study was designed to determine if TMA elicited eosinophil infiltration into lungs of sensitized mice similar to previous studies with the protein allergen ovalbumin (OA). BALB/c mice were sensitized intradermally with 0.1 ml of 3% TMA or 0.3% OA(More)
Both trimellitic anhydride (TMA), a small molecular weight chemical, and ovalbumin (OVA), a reference protein allergen, cause asthma with eosinophilia. To test the hypothesis that different allergens elicit symptoms of asthma via different effector pathways, gene expression was compared in lungs of Balb/c mice sensitized with either TMA or OVA, followed by(More)
BACKGROUND Limiting allergen exposure in the sensitization phase has been proposed as a means of primary prevention of asthma, but its effectiveness is debated. HYPOTHESIS Primary prevention of asthma is more effective in limiting asthma symptoms in young guinea pigs compared with adults, whether males or females. METHODS The following experimental(More)
Previous studies in a guinea pig model of asthma have suggested that age and sex contribute both to the profile of asthma symptoms, i.e., asthma heterogeneity, as well as to the success of primary prevention strategies. The present study investigated the contributions of age and sex to the severity of central vs. peripheral airway hyperresponsiveness as(More)
Described are the synthesis and some aspects of the pharmacology of acetylseco hemicholinium-3 (acetylseco HC-3), the acetylated open ring analogue of hemicholinium-3 (HC-3). The effects of both compounds were determined in uiuo on rat brain acetylcholine (ACh), 'Y-choline (14C-Ch) incorporation into 14C-acetylcholine (14C-ACh) and on one way jump box(More)
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