Martin John Ebejer

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Muscarinic receptors are a functionally important family of G-protein-coupled receptors. Using a combination of rapid amplification of 5' cDNA ends and reporter gene assays, we characterized the 5' untranslated region of the CHRM2 gene as expressed in human airway smooth muscle (HASM) cells. A splice site is present 46 bp upstream from the ATG start codon.(More)
1. Muscarinic receptors are important in the development of airway hyperresponsiveness, and dysfunction of these receptors has been suggested to be present in asthma. 2. The human muscarinic M(2) and M(3) receptor genes were screened for polymorphic variation using single-stranded conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis, complemented by direct fluorescent(More)
Fauna Europaea provides a public web-service with an index of scientific names (including important synonyms) of all extant multicellular European terrestrial and freshwater animals and their geographical distribution at the level of countries and major islands (east of the Urals and excluding the Caucasus region). The Fauna Europaea project comprises about(More)
The genus Prochyliza Walker is recorded for the first time from the Afrotropical Region. A new species, Prochyliza ignifera sp. nov., is described from the Indian Ocean islands of Aldabra and La Réunion. The status of this species as possibly the most primitive in the genus Prochyliza is hypothesised and discussed, raising some questions about the taxonomy(More)
The pulmonary hypertension of cor pulmonale can be reversed by sustained correction of hypoxia but continuous oxygen treatment poses problems in clinical practice. Alternative methods of relieving pulmonary vasoconstriction have therefore been explored. Eight patients with chronic cor pulmonale (five of them men) were studied to measure the haemodynamic(More)
Nineteen species of Chyromyidae from Morocco are listed with data and compared to the fauna of the other North African countries bordering the Mediterranean. Five new species of Aphaniosoma, A. gatti, A. nigripes, A. nitidum, A. soror and A. zizense spp. n. are described and their relationships discussed and 11 species are recorded from Morocco for the(More)
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