Chun-Qing Cai

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Lead (Pb(2+)) has been shown to induce cellular oxidative stress, which is linked to changes in intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) concentration. The mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU) participates in the maintenance of Ca(2+) homeostasis in neurons, but its role in Pb(2+)-induced oxidative stress is unclear. To address this question, oxidative stress was(More)
The role of the hyperpolarization-activated current (Ih) mediated by HCN channels in temperature sensing by the hypothalamus was addressed. In warm-sensitive neurons (WSNs), exposure to ZD7288, an inhibitor of Ih mediated by hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels, decreased their action potential amplitudes and frequencies(More)
AIMS Endothelial dysfunction, including increased endothelial permeability, is considered an early marker for atherosclerosis. High-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) and extracellular Ca2+ entry, primarily mediated through store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE), are known to be involved in increasing endothelial permeability. The aim of this study was to(More)
Neutrophil polarization is critical for the inflammatory response. AKT is a serine/threonine protein kinase and has been implicated in cell migration. However, it is not completely clear whether AKT affects neutrophil polarization. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that AKT regulates the polarization of neutrophil-like differentiated HL-60 cells(More)
AIM AND METHODS To observe the effect of temperature on burst opening of voltage-dependent K+ channels(Kv) in hypothalamic neurons by cell-attached mode of patch-clamp technique. RESULTS With temperature raising, the number of burst opening increased, so did its average burst duration. B1 and B2 raised from 1.5 ms and 6.6 ms at 32 degrees C to 8.1 ms and(More)
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