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Articles by Kristine M. Kurtz in JoVE
Measurement of Cytosolic Ca2+ in Isolated Contractile Lymphatics
Flavia M. Souza-Smith, Kristine M. Kurtz, Jerome W. Breslin
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
We introduce an approach to evaluate the cytosolic Ca2+ concentration in isolated lymphatics to study Ca2+-dependent and Ca2+-sensitizing mechanisms of lymphatic smooth muscle contraction.
Other articles by Kristine M. Kurtz on PubMed
Lymphatic Research and Biology. Dec, 2009 | Pubmed ID: 20143922
Lymphatic endothelial cells form an important barrier necessary for normal lymph formation and propulsion. However, little is known about how physical forces within lymphatic vessels affect endothelial barrier function. The purpose of this study was to characterize how laminar flow affects lymphatic endothelial barrier function and to test whether endothelial cells respond to flow changes by activating the intracellular actin cytoskeleton to enhance barrier function.
Microcirculation (New York, N.Y. : 1994). Oct, 2010 | Pubmed ID: 21040117
Acute alcohol intoxication increases intestinal lymph flow by unknown mechanisms, potentially impacting mucosal immunity. We tested the hypothesis that enhanced intrinsic pump function of mesenteric lymphatics contributes to increased intestinal lymph flow during alcohol intoxication.