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Rabbit osteoclasts and rabbit osteoblast-like stroma cells (OB cells) were placed onto plastic surfaces and the migration patterns of individual osteoclasts and osteoclast-OB interactions were analyzed with time-lapse recording. To induce directed migration, the cultures were exposed to an electrical field of 0.01 or 0.1 V/mm. At 0.1 V/mm, osteoclasts moved(More)
Trains of long-duration "action potentials" were induced by Ba2+ in osteoblast-like rat osteosarcoma cells (ROS 17/2.8), under current clamp and voltage clamp. Large depolarizing pulses were seen in microelectrode measurements at 37 degrees C following the addition of 10 or 20 mM Ba2+ to physiological bathing medium. Application of BAY K 8644 resulted in(More)
A model for cytosolic Ca2+ spikes is presented that incorporates continual influx of Ca2+, uptake into an intracellular compartment, and Ca(2+)-induced Ca2+ release from the compartment. Two versions are used. In one, release is controlled by explicit thresholds, while in the other, release is a continuous function of cytosolic and compartmental [Ca2+].(More)
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