Adriana Moscucci

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The activation and inactivation relations of several ion channel currents overlap, suggesting the existence of a steady-state or "window" current. We studied L-type Ca2+ channel window current in single cardiac Purkinje cells using a voltage-clamp protocol by which channels were first inactivated nearly completely during a long-duration depolarizing step,(More)
Three different experimental approaches were used to establish that the first transmembrane segment (S1) is important for K+ channel assembly. First, hydrodynamic analyses of in vitro translated Kv1.1 N-terminal domain containing the S1 segment coassembles to form homotetrameric complexes, whereas deletion of the S1 segment abolishes coassembly. Second,(More)
A novel method for the analysis of putative G-proteins has been developed that reveals the existence of a large family of GTP/GDP-binding proteins with similar characteristics to those of p21ras in 3T3 cell plasma membranes. In the presence of Mg2+, exchange of [alpha-32P]GDP with prebound ligand was very slow, but, as with p21ras, exchange was dramatically(More)
The activation and inactivation relations of several ion channel currents overlap, suggesting the existence of a steady-state or "window" current. We studied L-type Ca21 channel window current in single cardiac Purkinje cells using a voltage-clamp protocol by which channels were first inactivated nearly completely during a long-duration depolarizing step,(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the electrotoxicological effects of resibufogenin (RBG) (n = 14) with acetylstrophanthidin (AS) (n = 14) to induce delayed afterdepolarization (DAD) and triggered activity (TA), and their alteration of the electrophysiological properties in sheep cardiac Purkinje fibers using the extracellular electrograms, signal(More)
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