Doreen Milius

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Whole cell patch clamp investigations were carried out to clarify the pH sensitivity of native and recombinant P2X(3) receptors. In HEK293 cells permanently transfected with human (h) P2X(3) receptors (HEK293-hP2X(3) cells), an acidic pH shifted the concentration-response curve for alpha,beta-methylene ATP (alpha,beta-meATP) to the right and increased its(More)
Mixed neuronal/astrocytic cortical cell cultures of the rat were incubated for 2 or 12h under normoxic or ischemic conditions. Subsequent flow cytometric analysis with an anti-P2X7 receptor antibody directed against an extracellular epitope indicated the up-regulation of these receptors at the plasma membrane by 12h of ischemia. Labelling of MAP-2(More)
Efficient clonal expansion of early precursor B (pre-B) cells requires signals delivered by an Ig-like integral membrane complex, the so-called pre-B cell receptor (pre-BCR). A pre-BCR consists of two membrane micro H chains, two covalently associated surrogate L chains, and the heterodimeric signaling transducer Igalphabeta. In contrast to a conventional(More)
Small- to medium-sized neurons in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) convey nociceptive information to the spinal cord. The co-expression of TRPV1 receptors (sensitive to vanilloids, heat and acidic pH) with P2X(3) receptors (sensitive to extracellular ATP) has been found in many DRG neurons. We investigated whether the co-activation of these two receptor(More)
Recombinant human P2X(7) receptors, C-terminally labelled with enhanced green fluorescent protein (P2X(7)-EGFP), were transiently expressed in HEK293 cells. Activation of these receptors by their preferential agonist 2',3'-O-(4-benzoylbenzoyl)-ATP (BzATP) induced inward currents and propidium ion uptake indicating the opening of cationic channels and of(More)
The human (h) P2X(3) receptor and its mutants deficient in one out of four N-glycosylation sites were expressed in HEK293 cells. Concentration-response curves were generated by whole-cell recordings of alpha,beta-methylene ATP (alpha,beta-meATP)-induced currents. A gradual change of external pH from the alkaline 8.0 to the acidic 5.0 successively decreased(More)
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