Dr. Richard C. Garrad



Department

Biomedical Sciences
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

PhD, 1993, Miami University

Teaching

  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Senior Seminar
  • Current Literature Topics

Research and professional interests

Responses to extracellular nucleotides are mediated by specific cell-surface receptors.

  • P2 receptor subtypes have been classified pharmacologically and can be subdivided into G protein-coupled receptors and ligand-gated ion channels.
  • P2 nucleotide receptors regulate diverse physiological functions in mammalian tissues, including, neurotransmission, platelet aggregation, vasodilatation and epithelial ion transport.
  • Examination of the ways in which the P2 nucleotide receptors function at the molecular and physiological levels.
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