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Lung tissue bioenergetics and caspase activity in rodents

Ahmed R Alsuwaidi1, Mohammed T Alsamri1, Ali S Alfazari2, Saeeda Almarzooqi3, Alia Albawardi3, Aws R Othman1, Thachillath Pramathan1, Stacey M Hartwig4, Steven M Varga45 and Abdul-Kader Souid1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Pediatrics, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 17666, Al Ain, UAE

2 Department of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 17666, Al Ain, UAE

3 Department of Pathology, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 17666, Al Ain, UAE

4 Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA

5 Department of Pathology and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Immunology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA

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BMC Research Notes 2013, 6:12  doi:10.1186/1756-0500-6-12

Published: 12 January 2013

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Figure S1. Lung tissue respiration and caspase activity with and without 8 μM dactinomycin. Figure S2. Lung tissue respiration, ATP content and caspase activity at 5% CO2. Figure S3. Respiration and caspase activity in lung tissue exposed in vitro to influenza A virus (IAV). Table S1. Lung tissue respiration and ATP content in Wistar rats – Impact of continuous oxygenation. Table S2. Lung tissue caspase activity in Wistar rats – Impact of anesthesia. Table S3. Lung tissue caspase activity in C57Bl/6 and BALB/c mice (oxygenated buffer - sevoflurane inhalation).

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