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Redox modulation is involved in the regulation of the intracellular free calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) in several cell types. In thyroid cells, including thyroid FRTL-5 cells, changes in [Ca2+]i regulate important functions. In the present study we investigated the effects of the oxidizing compounds thimerosal and t-butyl hydroperoxide on [Ca2+]i in(More)
Redox modulation participates in the regulation of intracellular free calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) in several cell types. In thyroid cells, including FRTL-5 cells, changes in [Ca(2+)](i) regulate several important functions, including the production of H(2)O(2) (hydrogen peroxide). As H(2)O(2) is of crucial importance for the production of thyroid(More)
In the present study we investigated the mechanism of inhibitory action of sphingosine (SP) on voltage-activated calcium channels (VOCCs) in pituitary GH4C1 cells. Using the patch-clamp technique in the whole-cell mode, we show that SP inhibits Ba2+ currents (IBa) when 0.1 mM BAPTA is included in the patch pipette. However, when the BAPTA concentration was(More)
In the present work we have investigated the actions of the oxidizing sulfhydryl reagent thimerosal on different mechanisms which regulate intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in GH4C1 pituitary cells. In intact Fura-2 loaded cells, low concentrations of thimerosal potentiated the spike phase of the TRH-induced (thyrotropin-releasing hormone)(More)
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