Chi-Pan Hsieh

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Redox modulation of fast inactivation has been described in certain cloned A-type voltage-gated K(+) (Kv) channels in expressing systems, but the effects remain to be demonstrated in native neurons. In this study, we examined the effects of cysteine-specific redox agents on the A-type K(+) currents in acutely dissociated small diameter dorsal root ganglion(More)
Tetrodotoxin-resistant (TTX-R) Na(+) channels are 1,000-fold less sensitive to TTX than TTX-sensitive (TTX-S) Na(+) channels. On the other hand, TTX-R channels are much more susceptible to external Cd(2+) block than TTX-S channels. A cysteine (or serine) residue situated just next to the aspartate residue of the presumable selectivity filter "DEKA" ring of(More)
Felbamate (FBM) is a potent nonsedative anticonvulsant whose clinical effect may be related to the inhibition of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) currents, but the exact molecular action remains unclear. Using whole-cell patch-clamp recording in rat hippocampal neurons, we found that submillimolar FBM effectively modifies the gating process of NMDA channels.(More)
The mechanisms of the strong inward rectification in inward rectifier K(+) (Kir) channels are controversial because the drop in electrical potential due to the movement of the blocker and coupling ions is insufficient to explain the steep voltage-dependent block near the equilibrium potential. Here, we study the "driving force"-dependent block in Kir(More)
The Kir2.1 channel is characterized by strong inward rectification; however, the mechanism of the steep voltage dependence near the equilibrium potential remains to be investigated. Here, we studied the internal Ba(2+) block of the Kir2.1 channel expressed in Xenopus oocytes. We showed that the driving force and thus the K(+) ion flux significantly(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the less stigmatizing positivity construct screening measurement and its association with recent self-harming behaviors among adolescents. Participants were 193 detained Taiwanese adolescents. Questionnaires consisted of a deliberate self-harm inventory, a positivity construct measurement, a depression scale, data concerning(More)
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