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In the present study, we have investigated the effect of ethanol on amylase release in response to cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8). We have also studied the effect of ethanol on cytosolic free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](c)) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by loading of cells with fura-2 and(More)
A large number (about 4--5 nmol/mg of protein) of high-affinity (apparent dissociation constant at 37 degrees C: KD37 degrees C = 5 x 10(-8) M) calcium binding sites was characterized in synaptosomal membrane fractions enriched in plasma membranes that were isolated from rat brain. These sites were studied simultaneously in membranes from spontaneously(More)
Plasma membranes from heart, nerve endings, and liver were compared in 3-week-old male spontaneously hypertensive rats from the Okamoto substrain (SHR) and normotensive Wistar/Kyoto control rats (WKY) [systolic blood pressure 105 +/- 4 and 95 +/- 4 mm Hg, respectively (1 mm Hg = 133 Pa)] according to two criteria: calcium binding at physiological(More)
The mechanisms involved in the effect of ethanol on Ca2+ entry and aggregability have been investigated in human platelets in order to shed new light on the pathogenesis of alcohol consumption. Ethanol (50 mM) induced H2O2 production in platelets by Ca2+-dependent and independent mechanisms. Ca2+ entry induced by ethanol was impaired by catalase. Ethanol(More)
Drug fever refers to a febrile response to a drug, and its clinical picture often resembles an allergic reaction or infection. The fever most commonly occurs 7-10 days after drug administration, persists as long as the drug is continued, and disappears soon after stopping the drug (Tabor, 1986). The risks and benefits of continuing a drug that causes fever(More)
Calcium handling by erythrocyte membranes was compared in genetically hypertensive (SHR) and normotensive (WKR) rats by direct measurement of calcium binding, passive influx, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-dependent extrusion. The SHR erythrocyte membranes exhibited the following abnormalities: 1) the binding capacity of the high affinity Ca2+-binding(More)
The in vitro effects of ethanol on intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis and tyrosine phosphorylation have been investigated in human platelets in order to clarify the cellular mechanisms underlying its described anti-aggregant effects. Ethanol (1-50 mM) reduced, in a dose-dependent manner, the rate and amplitude of aggregation and attenuated the phosphotyrosine(More)
Calcium binding properties of plasma membrane enriched fractions from various tissues were studied in young spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and their normotensive controls (WKY). In all tissues tested (heart, liver, nerve endings, erythrocytes), high affinity calcium binding sites were characterized. Their KD values were in the range of the cytosolic(More)
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