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John Martin, PhDJohn Martin, PhD


Associate Professor, Physiology

Telephone:  215-707-7828

Fax:  215-707-4003

Office: Old Medical School Room 230C

Email: jaxid@temple.edu


Department of Physiology


Educational Background:


AB, 1965, Biology

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA


MS, Physiology and Biophysics, 1968

The Medical College of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA


PhD, Physiology, 1973

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA


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Research Interests:


The research is a collaborative research interest with Dr. Henry Parkman, Department of Medicine (GI Section), on the neurohumoral regulation of gastrointestinal tract smooth muscle contraction. Specific areas of interest include postnatal development, inflammatory diseases of the bowel, and regional differences in gastric smooth muscle contraction.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

9357837. Myers BS, Martin JS, Dempsey DT, Parkman HP, Thomas RM, Ryan JP, Acute experimental colitis decreases colonic circular smooth muscle contractility in rats. Am J Physiol 273:4 Pt 1(G928-36)1997 Oct

9331156. Parkman HP, Pagano AP, Martin JS, Ryan JP, Electric field stimulation-induced guinea pig gallbladder contractions: role of calcium channels in acetylcholine release. Dig Dis Sci 42:9(1919-25)1997 Sep

9202655. Myers BS, Dempsey DT, Yasar S, Martin JS, Parkman HP, Ryan JP, Acute experimental distal colitis alters colonic transit in rats. J Surg Res 69:1(107-12)1997 Apr

7519344. Axelrod R, Martin J, Ryan JP, Response of colonic smooth muscle from newborn and adult rabbits to electrical field stimulation. Pediatr Res 35:4 Pt 1(470-3)1994 Apr

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