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  • N Mori, D Wu
  • 1996
By using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique, an amiloride-sensitive Na+-selective conductance was found in epithelial cells from the endolymphatic sac (ES) epithelia of guinea-pigs. In the current-clamp configuration, the average resting membrane potential was -41.7+/-8.4 mV (n = 22). Application of amiloride at a concentration of 20 microM elicited a(More)
  • D Wu, N Mori
  • 1996
Ion currents in epithelial cells isolated from the intermediate portion of endolymphatic sac (ES) in guinea pigs were investigated with the use of the whole cell patch-clamp technique. Depolarizing voltage steps from a holding potential of -60 mV induced a time- and voltage-dependent outward current, which is comparable to that of delayed rectifying K+(More)
Using whole-cell patch-clamp technique and Fura-2 fluorescence measurement, the presence of ATP-activated ion channels and its dependence on intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in the epithelial cells of the endolymphatic sac were investigated. In zero current-clamp configuration, the average resting membrane potential was -66.8+/-1.3 mV (n=18).(More)
The membrane potential (Em) in epithelial cells isolated from the intermediate portion of the endolymphatic sac (ES) of the guinea-pig was recorded using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. In the steady state the Em was -53.5+/-1.5 mV (n = 74), which is similar to that in epithelial cells of other tissues. Application of 1 MM ouabain induced a(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe neurological disease. An effective strategy for the treatment of SCI is urgently required. Stem cell transplantation has emerged as a viable therapeutic option with great potential for restoring neurological function lost following SCI. From 2009 to 2010, a total of 20 SCI patients were enrolled in a clinical trial by(More)
The effects of bis(7)-tacrine, a novel acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, on ischemia-induced cell death and apoptosis were investigated in primary cerebral cortical astrocytes of mice. Following a 6 h in vitro ischemic incubation of the cultures, a marked decrease in the percentage of viable cells was observed by lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release assay.(More)
This paper reports on the effect of radiation on the nonspecific cytotoxicity of rat alveolar macrophages (AM). AM (effector cells) of bacille Calmette-Guerin-activated Wistar rats were irradiated with 60Co gamma rays in vitro to give doses of 0, 100, 300, and 500 Gy. Three hours after irradiation, the AM were cultured with human lung adenocarcinoma(More)
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