Trevor John Bentley

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Claudins are a family of transmembrane proteins that are required for tight junction formation. Claudin (CLDN)-18.1, the only known lung-specific tight junction protein, is the most abundant claudin in alveolar epithelial type (AT) 1 cells, and is regulated by lung maturational agonists and inflammatory mediators. To determine the function of CLDN18 in the(More)
Calorie restriction (CR) has been shown to decrease H(2)O(2) production in liver mitochondria, although it is not known if this is due to uniform changes in all mitochondria or changes in particular mitochondrial sub-populations. To address this issue, liver mitochondria from control and CR mice were fractionated using differential centrifugation at 1,000(More)
INTRODUCTION Ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) impacts clinical outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is characterized by neutrophil-mediated inflammation and loss of alveolar barrier function. Recent epidemiological studies suggest that smoking may be a risk factor for the development of ARDS. Because alveolar type II cells are(More)
In a previous study we described abnormalities in cytoarchitecture and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide distribution in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of anophthalmic mice. However, the effect of anophthalmia on the geniculohypothalamic pathway, an important pathway for relay of photic information to the SCN, is not known. The present study examined the(More)
Inexpensive and accurate carrier testing for cystic fibrosis (CF) will be possible in the near future. There are no existing studies on the attitudes of English persons in the community to carrier testing for CF or any other recessive disorder. We have conducted a trial study of 166 persons at two schools, two doctors' surgeries, and a family planning(More)
A detailed histopathologic study was performed on 128 nevi removed from 86 pregnant white patients. None of the patients had clinical evidence of the dysplastic nevus syndrome, and none of the excised nevi were clinically suspicious for melanoma. One third of patients reported some change in nevi during pregnancy. Nevi from an age-matched male control(More)