Erik Carboni

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In primary cultures of cerebellar granule cells, [3H]nitrendipine binds with high affinity to a single site (KD 1 nM and Bmax 20 fmol/mg protein). The 1,4-dihydropyridine (DHP) class of compounds such as nitrendipine, nifedipine, and BAY K 8644 displace [3H]nitrendipine binding at nanomolar concentrations. Verapamil partially inhibits whereas diltiazem(More)
The uptake of calcium (Ca++) into cerebellar granule cells in primary culture was increased by depolarizing the cells with either 60 mM KC1 or veratridine. Nitrendipine, at concentrations of 100 nM or greater, antagonized approximately 40 percent of the depolarization induced Ca++ uptake. The half maximal concentration of nitrendipine was 7nM. Furthermore,(More)
“Margination” refers to the movement of particles in flow toward the walls of a channel. The term was first coined in physiology for describing the behavior of white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets in blood flow. The margination of particles is desirable for anticancer drug delivery because it results in the close proximity of drug-carrying particles to(More)
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