Tristan W. Harding

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A novel, p125FAK homologue, CADTK, has been detected in neural, epithelial, or hematopoietic cells but not in fibroblasts. We now demonstrate CADTK expression in a mesenchymal cell, rat aortic smooth muscle cells (RSMC). Angiotensin II (Ang II) or platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-BB and PDGF-AA) markedly stimulated CADTK tyrosine phosphorylation in RSMC(More)
Ethacrynic acid (ECA) increases aqueous humor outflow facility in human and animal model systems, and causes cellular retraction in cultured trabecular meshwork (TM) cells. ECA-induced retraction, a possible correlate to the opening of spaces in the outflow pathway in vivo, takes place coincident with disruption of cell-cell attachments and actin stress(More)
Freshly isolated peripheral blood monocytes lack focal adhesion kinase (p125(FAK)) but activate a second member of this kinase family, calcium-dependent tyrosine kinase (CADTK; also known as Pyk2/CAKbeta/RAFTK/FAK2), upon adhesion or stimulation with chemokines. To study the role of CADTK in monocyte adherence and motility, we performed immunocytochemical(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic rejection is influenced by a variety of risk factors, including histoincompatibility and ischemia. Glycine, a cytoprotective agent, has been shown to protect against ischemia-reperfusion injury in the liver, inactivate hepatic resident macrophages, minimize cyclosporin A-induced nephrotoxicity, and exhibit immunosuppressive properties in(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia-related arrhythmic incidence is generally lower in females (vs males), though risk is selectively increased in women with underlying cardiopathology. Ca(2+)/calmodulin dependent kinase II (CaMKII) has been implicated in ischemia/reperfusion arrhythmias, yet the role of CaMKII in the ischemic female heart has not been determined. The aim(More)
Cardiac hypertrophy is the most potent cardiovascular risk factor after age, and relative mortality risk linked with cardiac hypertrophy is greater in women. Ischemic heart disease is the most common form of cardiovascular pathology for both men and women, yet significant differences in incidence and outcomes exist between the sexes. Cardiac hypertrophy and(More)
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