Airway smooth muscle mechanics, remodeling and proliferation: Effects of aicar and metformin

Anat Ratnovsky, Steven S. An, Mathew Mellema, Jeffrey J. Fredberg, Stephanie A. Shore

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Abstract

Obesity is a risk factor for asthma. The purpose of this study was to determine whether metformin, an agent used in the treatment of another obesity-related condition, type II diabetes, might have therapeutic potential for airway smooth muscle (ASM) function in obesity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITRE 2006 - 4th International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education, Proceedings
Pages49-50
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventITRE 2006 - 4th International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education - Tel-Aviv, Israel
Duration: Oct 17 2006Oct 18 2006

Other

OtherITRE 2006 - 4th International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityTel-Aviv
Period10/17/0610/18/06

Keywords

  • ASM cell
  • Asthma
  • Mechanics
  • Obesity
  • Proliferation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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