Rebecca C. Price

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There is some evidence that nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is induced in the lungs of patients with allergic asthma, but the mechanism of this is not understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the levels of NOS in rat lung could be altered by exposure of the animals to aerosols of allergen (ovalbumin). Brown-Norway rats were actively(More)
Administration of ethanol produces hypothermia. The preoptic area/anterior hypothalamus (POA/AH) contains warm- and cold-sensitive neurons that are important for temperature regulation. The present study evaluated the effect of ethanol on Fos immunoreactivity (Fos-ir) in the medial preoptic area (MPOA) and the effect of lesions to the MPOA on(More)
Endogenous opioids inhibit nociceptive processing and promote the experience of pleasure. It has been proposed that pain and pleasure lie at opposite ends of an affective spectrum, but the relationship between pain and pleasure and the role of opioids in mediating this relationship has not been tested. Here, we used obese individuals as a model of a(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that skin disease in dermatomyositis (DM) is best assessed using the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI). Although the CDASI has been validated for use by dermatologists, it has not been validated for use by other physicians such as rheumatologists and neurologists, who also manage(More)
A method has been established for measurement of tracheal secretions in anaesthetized, ventilated guinea-pigs. The upper trachea was cannulated and perfused with saline. The perfusate was analysed for protein using the Lowry assay and for glycoconjugates ('mucus') by a procedure generating a fluorophore from fucose moieties in the sample. Intravenously(More)
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