Pamela E Bonner

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G protein-coupled receptor kinase interacting protein 1 (GIT1) belongs to the family of Arf GAP proteins and has been implicated in the regulation of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) sequestration, cell migration, synapse formation and dendritic spine morphogenesis in neurons. To extend these cellular studies on GIT1 to an in vivo system, we generated mice(More)
BACKGROUND Nicotine is a major oral irritant in smokeless tobacco products and has an aversive taste. Mentholated smokeless tobacco products are highly popular, suggesting that menthol increases their palatability and may facilitate initiation of product use. While menthol is known to reduce respiratory irritation by tobacco smoke irritants, it is not known(More)
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