Shannon McGuire

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In most nonneural systems, platelet-activating factor (PAF) receptor effects are mediated by G-proteins that are often pertussis toxin-sensitive. The activation of pertussis toxin-sensitive G-proteins linked to PAF receptors results in the mobilization of intracellular calcium, at least in part, through the second messenger inositol triphosphate. We have(More)
OBJECTIVE Goal setting is a common element of self-management support programs; however, little is known about the nature of patients' goals or how goals change during pain self-management. The purpose of the current study is to explore how patients' goals and views of goal setting change over the course of a peer-led pain self-management program. METHODS(More)
Osteoporosis is a complex disease that affects >10 million people in the United States and results in 1.5 million fractures annually. In addition, the high prevalence of osteopenia (low bone mass) in the general population places a large number of people at risk for developing the disease. In an effort to identify genetic factors influencing bone density,(More)
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