Gustavo D Mita

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The LAN-1 clone, a cell line derived from a human neuroblastoma, possesses muscarinic receptors. The stimulation of these receptors with increasing concentrations of carbachol (CCh; 1-1,000 microM) caused a dose-dependent increase of the intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i). This increase was characterized by an early peak phase (10 s) and a late(More)
BACKGROUND BPA (bisphenol A or 2,2-bis(4-hydroxy-phenol)propane) is present in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, which can be used in impact-resistant safety equipment and baby bottles, as protective coatings inside metal food containers, and as composites and sealants in dentistry. Recently, attention has focused on the(More)
LAN-1 is a human neuroblastoma cell line that, in the undifferentiated state, does not respond to membrane depolarization with an elevation of [Ca2+]i, monitored by fura-2 single-cell microfluorimetry. The exposure of LAN-1 cells to the differentiating agent retinoic acid induced the appearance of [Ca2+]i elevation elicited by 55 mM K+. Maitotoxin, a(More)
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) produced a dose-dependent increase of intracellular Ca++ concentrations [Ca++]i characterized by an early peak phase and a delayed plateau in LAN-1 human neuroblastoma cells. The ET-1 receptor showed a rapid desensitization since a second pulse application of ET-1 did not elicit a further [Ca++]i increase. Furthermore thapsigargin, an(More)
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