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1. The aim of the study was to investigate the mechanism of a novel effect of hypoxia on intracellular Ca(2+) signalling in rabbit cerebral arteriolar smooth muscle cells, an effect that was resistant to the L-type Ca(2+) channel antagonist methoxyverapamil (D600). 2.[Ca(2+)](i) of smooth muscle cells in intact arteriolar fragments was measured using the(More)
1. Arteriolar segments were isolated from pial membrane and studied within 10 h. Current-clamp and voltage-clamp measurements were made by patch-clamp recording from smooth muscle cells within arterioles. [Ca2+]i was measured from the smooth muscle cell layer by digital imaging of emission from fura-PE3 which was loaded into arterioles by pre-incubation(More)
Electrogenicity of the Na(+)/K(+) pump has the capability to generate a large negative membrane potential independently of ion-channel current. The high background membrane resistance of arterioles may make them susceptible to such an effect. Pump current was detected by patch-clamp recording from smooth muscle cells in fragments of arterioles (diameter(More)
Although liver fibrosis is the major complication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, the mechanisms of fibrogenesis in this setting are not completely understood. The aim of this study was to test the direct effect of HCV proteins on signalling- and fibrosis-related events in cultured human liver myofibroblasts, the effector cells of liver fibrogenesis.(More)
ABC (ATP-binding cassette) transporters are members of a large superfamily of proteins that utilize ATP hydrolysis to translocate a wide range of substrates across biological membranes. In general, members of C subfamily (ABCC) are structurally characterized by an additional (N-terminal) transmembrane domain (TMD0). Phylogenetic analysis of plant ABCCs(More)
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