Patrick Y.D. Wong

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In the present study, the contribution of nitric oxide (NO), superoxide, and peroxynitrite to the inflammatory response induced by myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (MI/R) was investigated. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were anesthetized, and the left main coronary artery was ligated for 20 min and reperfused for 5 h. MI/R induced severe arrhythmias, indicated by(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the degree of absorption and the effect on uterine contractility of the prostaglandin E1 analogue misoprostol after vaginal and oral administration. METHODS Thirty women with a normal intrauterine pregnancy between 8 and 11 weeks' gestation who requested termination of pregnancy were given either 0.2 mg (orally n = 5; vaginally n = 6)(More)
Single rat epididymal cell studied under whole cell patch-clamp condition responded to 8-(4-chlorophenylthio)-adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (CPT-cAMP) (500 microM) and to ionomycin (1 microM) by an increase in whole cell conductance. A major part of the stimulated current was carried by Cl-, although a small part was due to nonselective cation(More)
Swelling-induced Cl- conductance in cultured rat epididymal cells was characterized using whole cell patch-clamp techniques. Activation of whole cell current with an outwardly rectifying current-potential relationship was observed in cells exposed to hyposmotic solutions. This current was determined, from the observed current-reversal potentials at(More)
The present study explored regulation of anion secretion across cystic fibrosis pancreatic ductal epithelium by extracellular ATP with the short-circuit current (Isc) technique. CFPAC-1 cells grown on Millipore filters formed polarized monolayers with junctional complexes as revealed by light and electron microscopy. The cultured monolayers exhibited an(More)
1. Exogenous adenosine triphosphate (ATP) stimulated the short circuit current (SCC) in primary monolayer cultures of rat epididymal cells when added to the apical but not to the basolateral side of the monolayers. Half-maximal stimulation was achieved at 5 x 10(-8) M ATP. 2. The increase in SCC induced by ATP was dependent on the presence of extracellular(More)
14(R), 15(S)-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (14,15-EET) is a cytochrome P-450 monooxygenase (epoxygenase) metabolite of arachidonic acid (AA). In this study, we have identified a population of specific high affinity binding sites for 14,15-EET in the guinea pig mononuclear (GPM) cells. The results of competition studies showed that 14(R), 15(S)-EET was an(More)
A high affinity binding site for 14(R),15(S)-EET, one of the major cytochrome P-450 metabolites of arachidonic acid (AA) in blood vessels, liver, kidney and urine of patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension, has been identified in a membrane preparation from guinea pig mononuclear (GPM) cells. Using a radioligand assay, binding of 14(R),15(S)-[3H]EET to(More)
The role of nitric oxide (NO) and peroxynitrite in the process of neutrophil adhesion and infiltration was investigated in a model of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion. Male Fischer rats were subjected to 30 min of hepatic no-flow ischemia followed by 4 h of reperfusion (I/R). I/R induced liver injury as evidenced by a 13.7-fold increase in plasma alanine(More)
The anti-inflammatory role of nitric oxide (NO) was studied in a model of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) in rats. Male Fischer rats were subjected to 30 min of no-flow ischemia of the left and median lobes of the liver, and animals were examined for a 4-h period of reperfusion. The animals were divided into the following groups: control-vehicle;(More)