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The distributions of connexin 43 (Cx43) and connexin 40 (Cx40) in smooth muscle and endothelium of resistance vessels were examined using indirect immunofluorescence techniques coupled with confocal microscopy. Cx43 and Cx40 were found in smooth muscle and endothelium. Similar staining patterns were found in microvessel samples from brain and cremaster of(More)
Dye tracers were chosen, based on net charge, chemical structure, and reactive groups, to test for the existence of and to provide novel insight into channel selectivities of junctional pathways connecting smooth muscle and endothelial cells of the arteriolar wall. Dyes were injected into individual smooth muscle or endothelial cells of hamster cheek pouch(More)
The structure-based design, chemical synthesis, and biological evaluation of various peptide-derived human rhinovirus (HRV) 3C protease (3CP) inhibitors are described. These compounds are comprised of an ethyl propenoate Michael acceptor moiety and a tripeptidyl binding determinant. The systematic modification of each amino acid residue present in the(More)
We have previously shown that conducted vasomotor responses follow patterns that are consistent with a passive spread of electrical current along the length of the arterioles [(Xia and Duling, Am. J. Physiol. 269 (Heart Circ. Physiol. 38): H2022-H2030, 1995]. In this study, we define the cells through which the current flows. Isolated arterioles of hamster(More)
The investigation of tripeptide aldehydes as reversible covalent inhibitors of human rhinovirus (HRV) 3C protease (3CP) is reported. Molecular models based on the apo crystal structure of HRV-14 3CP and other trypsin-like serine proteases were constructed to approximate the binding of peptide substrates, generate transition state models of P1-P1' amide(More)
Oral administration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinal (delta 9-THC) was shown to result in low and erratic bioavailability, while the drug showed no bioavailability from various suppository formulations. delta 9-THC-Hemisuccinate was formulated as a prodrug for delta 9-THC in suppositories using Witepsol H15 base. The bioavailability of delta 9-THC from this(More)
The bioavailability of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta 9-THC) from suppository formulations containing several polar esters was studied. The esters tested were the hemisuccinate, N-formyl alaninate, N-methyl carbamate, and methoxy acetate. These esters were administered to monkeys in both lipophilic and hydrophilic suppository bases, namely, Witepsol(More)
With the proliferation of computer security threats on the Internet, especially threats such as worms that automatically exploit software flaws, it is becoming more and more important that home users keep their computers secure from known software vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, keeping software up-to-date is notoriously difficult for home users. This paper(More)
The transformation of phencyclidine in a mouse liver microsome preparation to several oxidative metabolites was studied. With use of GLC and HPLC methods with internal standards, phencyclidine and six metabolites were quantitated and the amino acid 12, resulting from the alpha-oxidation of the piperidine ring, was produced in 10-50 times greater amounts(More)