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Laboratory Techniques 

We employ a broad range of preparations and techniques. These include isolated organs (arterial rings, smooth and cardiac muscle strips) and isolated nerve endings, as well as primary and established tissue-cultured cells. Our studies involve the application of biochemical and immunological techniques (transport and enzymatic activity measurements, RIA, ELISA), molecular biological techniques (e.g., Western and Northern blotting, and PCR), protein purification (HPLC), cellular techniques muscle contractility, cell proliferation and differentiation' in-vivo measurements of heart contractility and blood flow in Zebrafish and behavior measurements in rodents.