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Heart failure (HF) produces important alterations in currents underlying cardiac repolarization, but the transmural distribution of such changes is unknown. We therefore recorded action potentials and ionic currents in cells isolated from the endocardium, midmyocardium, and epicardium of the left ventricle from dogs with and without tachypacing-induced HF.(More)
This study characterized functional ion channels in cultured undifferentiated human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) from bone marrow with whole-cell patch clamp and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) techniques. Three types of outward currents were found in hMSCs, including a noise-like rapidly activating outward current inhibited by(More)
Ca(2+) signaling pathways are well studied in cardiac myocytes, but not in cardiac fibroblasts. The aim of the present study is to characterize Ca(2+) signaling pathways in cultured human cardiac fibroblasts using confocal scanning microscope and RT-PCR techniques. It was found that spontaneous intracellular Ca(2+) (Ca(i) (2+)) oscillations were present in(More)
The present study was designed to investigate properties of ion channels in undifferentiated rabbit mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from bone marrow using whole-cell patch-clamp and RT-PCR techniques. It was found that three types of outward currents were present in rabbit MSCs, including an inward rectifier K(+) current (I(Kir)), a noise-like(More)
AIMS The omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFAs) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from fish oil were recently reported to have an anti-atrial fibrillation effect in humans; however, the ionic mechanisms of this effect are not fully understood. The present study was designed to determine the effects of EPA and DHA(More)
Pluripotent embryonic stem cells (ESCs) possess promising potential for cell-based therapies, but their electrophysiological properties have not been characterized. Here we describe the presence of ionic currents in mouse (m) and human (h) ESCs and their physiological function. In mESCs, tetraethylammonium (TEA)-sensitive depolarization-activated delayed(More)
OBJECTIVE It is unknown whether 4-aminopyridine- (4-AP-) sensitive transient outward K(+) current (I(to1)) and/or Ca(2+)-activated transient outward Cl(-) current (I(Ca.Cl) or I(to2)) contribute(s) to phase 1 repolarization of pig ventricular action potential (AP). The purpose of the present study was to determine ionic contribution of the phase 1(More)
Adrenomedullin (ADM) is upregulated in cardiac tissue under various pathophysiological conditions, particularly in septic shock. The intracellular mechanisms involved in the effect of ADM on adult rat ventricular myocytes are still to be elucidated. Ventricular myocytes were isolated from adult rats 4 h after an intraperitoneal injection of(More)
Cellular electrophysiology is not fully understood in the atrium of pig heart. The objective of the present study was to determine whether transient outward current (I(to)), ultra-rapid delayed rectifier potassium current (I(Kur)), and rapid and slow delayed rectifier K(+) currents (I(Kr) and I(Ks)) were present in pig atrium. The whole-cell patch technique(More)
To determine whether protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) modulates volume-sensitive chloride current (I(Cl.vol)) in human atrial myocytes and to identify the PTKs involved, we studied the effects of broad-spectrum and selective PTK inhibitors and the protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) inhibitor orthovanadate (VO(4)(-3)). I(Cl.vol) evoked by hyposmotic bath(More)