Steven R Knoper

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Muscarinic responses were studied in dissociated guinea-pig celiac ganglion neurons using the whole-cell voltage-clamp technique. Muscarine (0.025-1 mM; EC50 = 95 microM) administered to cells for 1.5 s evoked inward shifts in holding current in 53 of 74 cells. The amplitude of the inward current transients decreased with hyperpolarization and the null(More)
Coccidioidomycosis is a highly variable disease. Initial respiratory tract infection can lead to self-limited pneumonia, pulmonary complications, and extrapulmonary disease. The early infection requires no therapy, except in immunosuppressed patients and other selected patients. Treatment for pulmonary complications may include surgery for cavities or(More)
The effect of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) was examined in guinea-pig celiac ganglion (CG) neurons in primary culture using standard intracellular recording techniques. Sulfated CCK-8 (CCK-8S; 1 microM) evoked slow depolarizing responses in 94% of CG neurons tested. In contrast, membrane potential was not affected by nonsulfated CCK-8 (CCK-8NS; 1(More)
Oxotremorine methiodide, a congener of oxotremorine, is used as a muscarinic receptor agonist. Responses to oxotremorine methiodide and nicotinic receptor agonists were examined in cultured guinea-pig celiac ganglion neurons using whole-cell voltage clamp techniques. At holding potentials between -30 and -60 mV, a brief application of oxotremorine(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare condition characterized by diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage of unknown etiology. Cardiac involvement in the form of myocarditis and right ventricular hypertrophy have been reported to occur in association with IPH, although findings on echocardiography have not been described. Herein is presented a case of an(More)
The electrophysiological effects of serotonin, a putative neurotransmitter in prevertebral sympathetic ganglia, were evaluated in cultured celiac and inferior mesenteric ganglia (IMG) neurons. Intracellular microelectrode recordings were performed in neurons that were maintained in culture an average of 26 days. Seventy-eight of 85 neurons responded when(More)
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