Ari-Pekka Koivisto

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Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is caused by functional alterations in cardiac ion channels and is associated with prolonged cardiac repolarization time and increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias. Inherited type 2 LQTS (LQT2) and drug-induced LQTS both result from altered function of the hERG channel. We investigated whether the electrophysiological(More)
Cardiomyocytes (CMs) derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESC) provide a promising tool for the pharmaceutical industry. In this study the electrical properties and maturation of hESC-CM derived using two differentiation methods were compared and the suitability of hESC-CMs as a cell model for the assessment of drug-induced repolarization delay was(More)
TRPA1 and TRPM8 are transient receptor potential (TRP) channels involved in sensory perception. TRPA1 is a non-selective calcium permeable channel activated by irritants and proalgesic agents. TRPM8 reacts to chemical cooling agents such as menthol. The human neuroblastoma cell line IMR-32 undergoes a remarkable differentiation in response to treatment with(More)
Transient receptor potential A1 (TRPA1) is a calcium permeable non-selective cation channel that is selectively localized to peptidergic C-fibres in the pain pathway. TRPA1 is highly conserved across the animal kingdom and it is able to detect a wide range of potentially toxic environmental chemicals. An unusual mechanism of TRPA1 activation was recently(More)
A high performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometric (HPLC/ESI MS/MS) method has been developed for quantification of pyrimido[1,2-a]purin-10(3H)-one adducts from DNA. The method is based on acid-catalyzed cleavage of the adducts from DNA and the use of [2,3a,10-13C3]pyrimido[1,2-a]purin-10(3H)-one as an internal(More)
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