David Roger Guinot

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INTRODUCTION Chip-based automated patch clamp systems are widely used in drug development and safety pharmacology, allowing for high quality, high throughput screening at standardized experimental conditions. The merits of automation generally come at the cost of large amounts of cells needed, since cells are not targeted individually, but randomly(More)
The need for predictive, in vitro cardiac safety screening drives further development of automated, high-throughput-compatible drug evaluation based on cardiac cell preparations. Recently, pluripotent stem cells are evaluated as a new, more predictive model for cardiovascular risk assessment pertaining to in vitro assays. We present a new screening(More)
Voltage-dependent inward-rectifying (K(in)) and outward-rectifying (K(out)) K(+) channels are capable of mediating K(+) fluxes across the plasma membrane. Previous studies on guard cells or heterologously expressed K(+) channels provided evidence for the requirement of ATP to maintain K(+) channel activity. Here, the nucleotide and Mg(2+) dependencies of(More)
Automated patch clamp devices are now commonly used for studying ion channels. A useful modification of this approach is the replacement of the glass pipet with a thin planar glass layer with a small hole in the middle. Planar patch clamp devices, such as the three described in this unit, are overtaking glass pipets in popularity because they increase(More)
Cytoplasmic calcium elevations, transients, and oscillations are thought to encode information that triggers a variety of physiological responses in plant cells. Yet Ca2+ signals induced by a single stimulus vary, depending on the physiological state of the cell and experimental conditions. We compared Ca2+ homeostasis and stimulus-induced Ca2+ signals in(More)
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