Alla Fridman

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Apical release of ATP and UTP can activate P2Y(2) receptors in the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN) and inhibit the open probability (P(o)) of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC). Little is known, however, about the regulation and physiological relevance of this system. Patch-clamp studies in freshly isolated ASDN provide evidence that increased(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoglycemia during hospitalization occurs in patients with and without diabetes. The aims of this study were to determine the incidence, associated risk factors, and short- and long-term outcome of hypoglycemia among hospitalized elderly patients. METHODS This is a case-control study conducted at geriatric and medicine departments. All(More)
Cells must increase synthesis of purine nucleotides/deoxynucleotides before or during S-phase. We found that rates of purine synthesis via the de novo and salvage pathways increased 5.0- and 3.3-fold respectively, as cells progressed from mid-G1-phase to early S-phase. The increased purine synthesis could be attributed to a 3.2-fold increase in(More)
The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathway is highly conserved throughout evolution and regulates cell size and survival and cell cycle progression. It regulates the latter by stimulating procession through G(1) and the G(1)/S phase transition. Entry into S phase requires an abundant supply of purine nucleotides, but the effect of the(More)
Currently available cyanide antidotes must be given by intravenous injection over 5-10 min, making them ill-suited for treating many people in the field, as could occur in a major fire, an industrial accident, or a terrorist attack. These scenarios call for a drug that can be given quickly, e.g., by intramuscular injection. We have shown that(More)
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