Overall Goals and Objectives:
1. The participants will be able to identify the 3 most common therapies for treating asthma, their mechanisms of action, and their limitations.
2. The participants will be able to draw a diagram that depicts how pro-contractile G protein-coupled receptors signal to cause bronchoconstriction, and how pro-relaxant G protein-coupled receptors signal to cause bronchorelaxation.
3. The participants will be able to identify 2 novel therapeutic approaches that target G protein-coupled receptors in the treatment of asthma.
Penn, MD, Raymond B., "New Ideas for Targeting airway smooth muscle G protein-coupled receptors in asthma" (2011). Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds. Presentation 25.