Mehboob Shivji

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Because S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet) is required by Pneumocystis carinii in vitro, Pneumocystis infection depletes plasma AdoMet of rats and humans, nicotine reduces AdoMet of guinea pig lungs, and smoking correlates with reduced episodes of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in AIDS patients, we tested the effect of nicotine treatment on PCP using a rat model.(More)
Thrombin-treated tumour cells enhance their adhesion to platelets, fibronectin and von Willebrand factor in vitro, and enhanced their pulmonary metastasis in mice in vivo. A unique seven transmembrane spanning thrombin receptor has recently been cloned which is activated following thrombin proteolysis of the N-terminal end of the receptor with exposure of a(More)
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