Sunney E. Ohia

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Prostaglandins (PGs) of the E series have been shown to modulate sympathetic neurotransmitter release in a variety of peripheral tissues and organs, including the eye. In this study, we evaluated the inhibitory effects of a series of naturally-occurring and synthetic PGs on field stimulation-evoked release of 3H-norepinephrine (3H-NE) from isolated,(More)
(−)-Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a natural extract from the dried fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia (family Guttiferae), is a popular supplement for weight management. The dried fruit rind has been used for centuries as a condiment in Southeastern Asia to make food more filling and satisfying. A significant number of studies highlight the efficacy of Super(More)
Both naturally occurring and synthetic prostaglandins (PGs) caused concentration-dependent inhibition of electrically evoked [3H]norepinephrine (NE) overflow from the isolated, superfused rabbit iris-ciliary body without affecting basal tritium efflux. The rank order of potencies of the agonists was: sulprostone greater than 16, 16-dimethyl-PGE2 greater(More)
Angiotensin II has been shown to act prejunctionally to facilitate sympathetic neutrotransmission in various tissues including the iris-ciliary body. In the present study, we characterized the prejunctional angiotensin II receptor subtype and its signal transduction pathway in the rabbit iris-ciliary body. Angiotensin II caused concentration-dependent(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the prejunctional mechanisms that control the impulse-evoked release of norepinephrine in the isolated, superfused human iris-ciliary body. METHODS Human iris-ciliary body tissue segments were preincubated with 3H-norepinephrine, superfused and electrically-stimulated in vitro to evoke the discharge of 3H-norepinephrine. The(More)
The contractility of the uterus is known to vary at different phases of the oestrus cycle and during pregnancy. Chloroquine in low doses produced an initial reduction of the amplitude of spontaneous contraction followed by a dose-dependent increase in the amplitude of contraction and reduction in the rate of contraction of uteri in the proestrus, oestrus(More)
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