Eva Maria Bernhart

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Drug delivery to the brain is severely restricted by formation of tight junctions between adjacent brain capillary endothelial cells (BCEC). In the present study we have evaluated the effects of protamine-oligonucleotide nanoparticles (proticles) on the functional properties of primary porcine BCEC and characterized uptake and transcytosis of proticles by(More)
1. We used single human atrial myocytes to study I(f) occurrence, properties and pharmacological modulation. Cells were obtained by chunk enzymatic digestion from samples of right atrial appendages of patients undergoing corrective cardiac surgery. 2. Patch-clamped cells in the whole-cell configuration were superfused with a modified Tyrode solution to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to investigate the electrophysiological properties of the L-type calcium current (ICa,L) in ventricular myocytes at a physiological temperature (36-37 degrees C) isolated from children undergoing surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. METHODS ICa,L was recorded with the patch-clamp technique in the single electrode whose-cell mode(More)
The aim of this investigation was to study L-type and T-type Ca(2+) current (I(CaL) and I(CaT)) in short-term cultured adult guinea pig ventricular myocytes. The isolated myocytes were suspended in serum-supplemented medium up to 5 days. Using whole-cell patch clamp techniques ICaL and ICaT were studied by applying voltage protocols from different holding(More)
Alpha-tocopherol (alphaTocH), a member of the vitamin E family, is essential for normal neurological function. Despite the importance of alphaTocH transport into the CNS, transfer mechanisms across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) are not entirely clear. We here investigate whether afamin, a known alphaTocH-binding protein, contributes to alphaTocH transport(More)
OBJECTIVE It was the aim of our study to describe repolarizing currents in ventricular myocytes isolated from children with tetralogy of Fallot. This is the first report on outward currents in ventricular myocytes from children. METHODS Ventricular myocytes were isolated from tissue samples of the outflow tract of the right ventricle which were obtained(More)
The blood-brain barrier contributes to maintain brain cholesterol metabolism and protects this uniquely balanced system from exchange with plasma lipoprotein cholesterol. Brain capillary endothelial cells, representing a physiological barrier to the central nervous system, express apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I, the major high-density lipoprotein(More)
We have studied the inhibitory influence of the class III antiarrhythmic drug ambasilide (LU 47110) on the transient outward current I to1 and the sustained current T so following inactivation of I to1 in human atrial myocytes. The two currents are separated by a mathematical procedure based on the amplitudes and time constants of the biexponential(More)
1 It was the aim of our study to investigate the effects of the sulphonylurea glibenclamide on voltage dependent potassium currents in human atrial myocytes. 2 The drug blocked a fraction of the quasi steady state current (ramp response) which was activated positive to -20 mV, was sensitive to 4-aminopyridine (500 microM) and was different from the ATP(More)
2-Chlorohexadecanal (2-ClHDA), a chlorinated fatty aldehyde, is formed via attack on ether-phospholipids by hypochlorous acid (HOCl) that is generated by the myeloperoxidase-hydrogen peroxide-chloride system of activated leukocytes. 2-ClHDA levels are elevated in atherosclerotic lesions, myocardial infarction, and neuroinflammation. Neuroinflammatory(More)