G. T. Eddlestone

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The patch-clamp technique was used to identify and investigate two K channels in the cell membrane of the HIT cell, an insulin secreting cell line with glucose-sensitive secretion. Channel characteristics were compared with those of glucose-modulated K channels in the RINm5F cell, an insulin secreting cell line in which secretion is largely glucose(More)
The single-channel recording technique was employed to investigate the mechanism conferring ATP sensitivity to a metabolite-sensitive K channel in insulin-secreting cells. ATP stimulated channel activity in the 0-10 microM range, but depressed it at higher concentrations. In inside-out patches, addition of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase inhibitor (PKI)(More)
The role of Ca2+ in stimulus-response coupling in nonexcitable cells is still not well understood. The Ca2+ responses of individual cells are extremely diverse, often displaying marked oscillations, and almost nothing is known about the specific features of these Ca2+ signals that are important for the functional response of a cell. Using the RBL-2H3(More)
1. Membrane potential fluctuations were measured in cells from mouse Islets of Langerhans identified as beta-cells by the characteristic pattern of electrical activity induced by 11 mM-D-glucose. 2. The membrane potential was controlled by adjusting the external potassium concentration, [K+]o, keeping the sum [Na+]o plus [K+]o constant. In the absence of(More)
K channels in the cell membrane of the insulin-secreting RINm5F cell line were studied using the patch-clamp technique in cell-attached patch mode. With 140 mM K in the pipette, two channels displaying different conductive and kinetics properties were observed. A voltage-independent, inward-rectifying, 55-pS channel was active at rest (no glucose, -70 mV),(More)
1. The G protein-mediated coupling of a somatostatin (somatotropin-releasing inhibitory factor; SRIF) receptor to the ATP-dependent K+ channel (K+ATP channel) has been studied in insulin-secreting cells using the patch clamp technique. 2. In excised outside-out patches, the concentration-dependent stimulation of the K+ATP channel by SRIF was biphasic.(More)
Two microelectrodes have been used to measure membrane potentials simultaneously in pairs of mouse pancreatic islet cells. In the presence of glucose at concentrations between 5.6 and 22.2mm, injection of currenti into cell 1 caused a membrane potential change in this cell,V 1, and, provided the second microelectrode was less than 35 μm away, in a second(More)
The typical burst pattern of electrical activity recorded from beta-cells of mouse islets in the presence of 11.1 mM glucose has been compared from 225 cells in terms of two parameters: relative duration of the active phase and periodicity of the oscillations between active and silent phases. The two parameters show different distributions, Gaussian and(More)
Modulation of the Ca- and voltage-dependent K channel—KCa—by receptors coupled to the G proteins G i /G o and G s has been studied in insulin-secreting cells using the patch clamp technique. In excised outside-out patches somatostatin (somatotropin-releasing inhibitory factor; SRIF) caused concentration-dependent inhibition of the KCa channel, an effect(More)