Prolongation of Relaxation Time in Extraocular Muscles With Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Adult Rabbit

We tested the hypothesis that short-term treatment with brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) would alter the contractile characteristics of rabbit extraocular muscle (EOM).

Preconditioning of the Heart Following Transmyocardial Revascularization

Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMR) is an approved treatment of end stage coronary artery disease. Explanation on how TMR improves symptoms is currently unknown although myocardial angiogenesis and denervation are considered as possible mechanisms. 

Intrapulmonary Instillation of Perflurooctylbromide Improves Lung Growth, Alveolarization, and Lung Mechanics in a Fetal Rabbit Model of Diaphragmatic Hernia

 Fetal tracheal occlusion of hypoplastic rabbit lungs results in lung growth and alveolarization although the surfactant protein messenger RNA expression is decreased and the transforming growth factor-β pathway induced. The prenatal filling of healthy rabbit lungs with perfluorooctylbromide augments lung growth without suppression of surfactant protein synthesis.