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 James G Martin

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Chair, Dept Medicine
Harry Webster Thorp
   Professor of Medicine
Assoc memb, Dept Physiol
McGill University
Physician-in-Chief, MUHC

Contact Information

Meakins-Christie Labs
McGill University, RI-MUHC
1001 boul. Decarie
Montreal , Quebec H4A 3J1 Canada

Tel: 514-934-1934 x76172
Fax: 514-933-3962

Education & Training

BSc (Physiol), UC Cork, Irl,
MB BCh, UC Cork, Irl, 1973
MD UC Cork, Irl, 1983
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Publications: PubMed

Research Interests

My primary interest is the exploration of asthma through the use of animal and cellular models. The effects of asthma-related cytokines such as interleukin-13 on airway smooth muscle intracellular signaling mechanisms of pertinence to contraction and contractile phenotype are being studied. The mechanisms of airway remodeling, the structural changes identified in asthmatic airways, are being investigated. In particular, the role of the epidermal growth factor receptor and the direct effect of T lymphocyte interaction with smooth muscle are being explored.