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We have previously demonstrated that rat cerebellar Type-1 astrocytes express a very active genistein sensitive Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger, which accounts for most of the total plasma membrane Ca(2+) fluxes and for the clearance of loads induced by physiological agonists. In this work, we have explored the mechanism by which the reverse Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchange is(More)
Sphingolipids comprise a very important class of second messengers involved in cell growth, differentiation, and apoptosis, among other different functions. Recently, these lipids have been implicated in calcium mobilization in different cell lines, including Jurkat T-lymphocytes. However, the effect of each particular sphingolipid appears to be cell-line(More)
There is no effective treatment for the prevalent chronic form of Chagas' disease in Latin America. Its causative agent, the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, has an essential requirement for ergosterol, and ergosterol biosynthesis inhibitors, such as the antifungal drug posaconazole, have potent trypanocidal activity. The antiarrhythmic compound(More)
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