Physiology 2016

Joint Meeting of the American Physiological Society and
The Physiological Society

29 - 31 July 2016
Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland

Early Career Physiologists' Symposium (ECPS 2016)

Thursday 28 July 9.30 - 18.00 (followed by the Early Career Social)
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Ion transport and cellular processes in health and disease
Organised by Natalia Lajczak (RCSI, Ireland), Sinead Quinn (RCSI, Ireland), and Paul Cherry (Ulster University, UK)

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  • Abstract submission is now closed. 

  • Registration closed on Thursday 7 July. 

Provisional programme

9.00   Registration
9.25   Welcoming remarks
9.30   Use of Genetically Encoded Reporters To Visualize Ca2+ Transients In Interstitial Cells of Cajal - Pacemakers of The Gastrointestinal Tract
Bernard T Drumm, University of Nevada, USA
10.00   Welcoming remarks
10.15   Oral presentations session 1
Ion transport and therapeutic targets
  • Protective effect of 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3 on HCl/ethanol-induced gastric injury in rats
    Hasan Huseyin Sahin 
  • Accelerated Degradation of SCN5A Channel L1239P Mutant through Nedd4-2-mediated Ubiquitination Underlies Brugada Syndrome
    Ya Wang 
  • In vitro studies of impact of repeated hypoxic stress on transendothelial transport mediated efflux pumps Pgp and MRP-1 of blood-brain barrier co-culture model
    Morgane Chatard 
  • Bradycardia in hypothyroidism is caused by intrinsic remodelling of the sinus node
    Sunil Jit Logantha 
  • Pressure-induced oxidative activation of Protein Kinase G enables Ca 2+ spark/BK channel-mediated vasoregulation of myogenic tone in resistance arteries
    Majid Ahmed 
  • A role for the KCa3.1 potassium channel in airway epithelial function
    Amber Philp 
  • Role of Nox4-mediated H2O2 production in Ang II-driven activation of the podocytic Trpc6 channels
    Daria Ilatovskaya 
12.00   Keynote lecture
CFTR cell biology and tobacco smoke
Robert Tarran, University of North Carolina, USA
13.00   Lunch and poster session
14.30   Oral presentations session 2
Cellular processes in health and disease
  • Cigarette smoke disrupts the functions of SPLUNC1 in regulating airway surface liquid volume and anti-microbial activity
    Patrick Moore 
  • Iodine deficiency induces a microvascular response in breast
    Jessica Vanderstraeten 
  • Influence of DSS-induced colitis on kidney injury and ECM change of mice
    Chia-Jung Chang 
  • Role of central dopaminergic system and D2-dopamine receptor in the pathogenesis of experimental ulcerative colitis in rats
    Kateryna Nesteruk 
  • Acetylcholine is released by intact endothelium in response to flow, and its action is reduced in diabetes
    Calum Wilson 
  • Insulin resistance is associated with lower arterial blood flow and cortical hypoperfusion in cognitively healthy middle-aged adults
    Mikhail Kellawan 
  • Sex-related differences in the effects of nicotine on some indices of renal function of wistar rats
    Akomolafe Rufus Ojo
16.30   Plenary Lecture
A historical perspective on the role of chloride in skeletal and cardiac muscle
Otto Hutter, Emeritus Regius Professor of Physiology, University of Glasgow, UK
17.40   Prize giving & closing remarks
18.00   Early career social
MV Cill Airne, Quay 16, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1