Accession Number : ADA267372


Title :   Research Training of the Effects of Toxic Substances on the Lungs


Descriptive Note : Annual summary no. 1, 1 Jun 92-31 May 93,


Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON


Personal Author(s) : Witten, Mark L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267372.pdf


Report Date : 31 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : Allison M. Hays is the graduate student supported by the AASERT grant and Jason T. Figueroa was the high school student supported by the same grant. Jason was supported by the AASERT grant during the Summer of 1992. He worked on two research projects during this time period. The first project concerned the effects of JP-8 jet fuel exposure on substance P receptors, specifically the NK1 receptor, in rats' lungs. This project encountered technical difficulties in determining the sensitivity of the assay used in quantifying the amount of NK1 receptors. Consequently, we did not attempt to publish this data. Jason also worked on our acute smoke exposure project which is an established model of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. His work with this project resulted in an abstract which he presented at the Experimental Biology '93 meeting in New Orleans. Jason was awarded a Flinn Foundation scholarship for this Fall to attend the University of Arizona and decided to terminate his association with the AASERT training grant. I have replaced Jason with Brian Tollinger, a student who has just been accepted into the doctoral program in the College of Pharmacy.


Descriptors :   *AIR POLLUTION , *BIOLOGY , *LUNG , MODELS , TRAINING , JET ENGINE FUELS , RECEPTOR SITES(PHYSIOLOGY) , GRANTS , COMPREHENSION , LEARNING , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , SENSITIVITY , TIME , SMOKE


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE