Roselyn B Rose'meyer

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AIMS Development of urinary incontinence, for many women, occurs following menopause. Dietary phytoestrogens consumed over the long term may affect the contractile function and maintenance of the urinary bladder in post menopausal women. This study examined the muscarinic receptor mediated contractile responses in the rat isolated bladder in response to(More)
Intra- and extracellular adenosine levels rise in response to physiological stimuli and with metabolic/energetic perturbations, inflammatory challenge and tissue injury. Extracellular adenosine engages members of the G-protein coupled adenosine receptor (AR) family to mediate generally beneficial acute and adaptive responses within all constituent cells of(More)
In our laboratory we have developed a quantitative-polymerase chain reaction (Q-PCR) strategy to examine the differential expression of adenosine receptor (ADOR), A(1), A(2A), A(2B) and A(3), and estrogen receptors (ER) alpha and beta. Brain and uterine mRNA were first used to optimise specific amplification conditions prior to SYBR Green I real time(More)
Adenosine A(2B) and A(3) receptors (ADOR) have been reported to induce coronary vasodilation in the rat. This study investigated the effect of age on ADORA(3) mediated coronary responses using hearts from rats aged 6-8 weeks (immature), 16-18 weeks (young) and 52-54 weeks (mature) perfused in Langendorff mode. APNEA (ADORA(3)>ADORA(1) agonist) was observed(More)
The impact of age on functional sensitivity to A(1)-adenosine receptor activation was studied in Langendorff-perfused hearts from young (1-2 mo) and old (12-18 mo) male Wistar rats. Adenosine mediated bradycardia in young and old hearts, with sensitivity enhanced approximately 10-fold in old [negative logarithm of EC(50) (pEC(50)) = 4.56 +/- 0.11] versus(More)
We tested whether adenosine mediates nitric oxide (NO)-dependent and NO-independent dilation in coronary and aortic smooth muscle and whether age selectively impairs NO-dependent adenosine relaxation. Responses to adenosine and the relatively nonselective analog 5'-N-ethylcarboxamidoadenosine (NECA) were studied in coronary vessels and aortas from immature(More)
Activation of A(1) adenosine receptors (A(1)ARs) may be a crucial step in protection against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury; however, the use of pharmacological A(1)AR antagonists to inhibit myocardial protection has yielded inconclusive results. In the current study, we have used mice with genetically modified A(1)AR expression to define the(More)
Adenosine receptor-mediated coronary vasodilation was studied in isolated hearts from young (1-2 months) and mature (12-18 months) Wistar rats. The nonselective agonist 5'-N-ethylcarboxamidoadenosine (NECA) induced biphasic concentration-dependant dilation with similar potencies in both age groups (p < 0.05). Despite similar potencies, responses to NECA(More)
1. The vasodilator effects of adenosine receptor agonists, isoprenaline and histamine were examined in perfused heart preparations from young (4-6 weeks) and mature (12-20 weeks) rats. 2. Adenosine induced a biphasic concentration-dependent decrease in KCl (35 mM) raised coronary perfusion pressure in hearts from young and mature rats, suggesting the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of age on adenosine A1 receptor (ADORA1) mediated vascular, inotropic and chronotropic functional responses in isolated rat hearts. METHODS NECA (5'-(N-ethylcarboxamido)adenosine) and R-PIA (R-N6-(1-methyl-2-phenylethyl)adenosine) concentration-response curves were produced in Langendorff prepared hearts isolated from(More)