2012 SCA-IARS Starter Grant

Tobias Piegeler, MD

Swiss Research Fellow
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Piegeler’s Research

Amide-linked local anesthetics as Src kinase inhibitors in pulmonary vascular inflammation – A new target for old drugs?

Read more about Dr. Piegeler’s Research at the Dull Laboratory at the University of Illinois.

Related Publications

Ropivacaine attenuates endotoxin plus hyperinflation-mediated acute lung injury via inhibition of early-onset Src-dependent signaling.
Piegeler T, Dull RO, Hu G, Castellon M, Chignalia AZ, Koshy RG, Votta-Velis EG, Borgeat A, Schwartz DE, Beck-Schimmer B, Minshall RD.

Acute lung injury (ALI) is associated with high mortality due to the lack of effective therapeutic strategies. Mechanical ventilation itself can cause ventilator-induced lung injury. Pulmonary vascular barrier function, regulated in part by Src kinase-dependent phosphorylation of caveolin-1 and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), plays a crucial role…

Endothelial barrier protection by local anesthetics: ropivacaine and lidocaine block tumor necrosis factor-α-induced endothelial cell Src activation.
Piegeler T, Votta-Velis EG, Bakhshi FR, Mao M, Carnegie G, Bonini MG, Schwartz DE, Borgeat A, Beck-Schimmer B, Minshall RD.

Pulmonary endothelial barrier dysfunction mediated in part by Src-kinase activation plays a crucial role in acute inflammatory disease. Proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα), activate Src via phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase/Akt-dependent nitric oxide generation, a process initiated by recruitment of phosphatidylinositide…

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