New Paper Accepted in Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology!

Our new papeobstruction_ventilation_apnee_sommeil-svgr titled “Oxidative stress augments chemoreflex sensitivity in rats exposed to chronic intermittent hypoxia” with Barbara Morgan, Rodrigo Del Rio, Zunyi Wang and John Dopp has been accepted in the journal of Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology! In this paper, we found that exposure to intermittent hypoxia, simulating sleep apnea, increases the sensitivity of the chemoreflex. Increased sensitivity of the chemoreflex may  further promote sleep disordered breathing, but this is essentially eliminated by antioxidants and angiotensin II receptor antagonists. This is exciting because it offers insight into future studies of a potential therapy for people with sleep apnea!