Pasquale Chitano
Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics

- Airway smooth muscle relaxation: ontogenesis, role in airway responsiveness and alterations by allergic sensitization and inflammation, modulation by prostanoids and associated cell signaling, modulation by acetylcholinesterase and neural control.
- Airway smooth muscle contractility: ontogenesis, role in airway responsiveness and alterations by allergic sensitization and inflammation, regulating signaling pathways, role of cytoskeleton and mechanical properties.
- Role of reactive oxidant species and NAD(P)H oxidase in airway smooth muscle function.
- Effects of allergen sensitization on maturation of airway responsiveness and airway smooth muscle function: role of Th2 cytokines and IgE on gene expression and cell signaling.
- Airway responsiveness during ontogenesis and in pulmonary diseases.

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