Hartmut Franck

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The enteric neural network in the proximal murine colon shows a regularly occurring hypoganglionic region, which is here characterized by using anatomical and electrophysiological techniques. Staining with NADPH diaphorase, methylene blue, and cuprolinic blue in standard whole mounts and three-dimensional gut preparations of the murine proximal colon(More)
1. Previous studies suggested that nitric oxide (NO) may cause hyperpolarization and relaxation of canine colonic smooth muscle by both cGMP-dependent and cGMP-independent mechanisms. This hypothesis was tested using 1H-[1,2,4]oxadiazolo[4,3-a]quinoxaline-1-one (ODQ), a novel inhibitor of NO-stimulated guanylate cyclase. 2. In the presence of histamine (30(More)
1. We tested the hypothesis that eicosanoid production could be related to the long-duration slow waves that occur after brief periods of inhibitory neurotransmission (rebound excitation) and the alternating patterns of long- and short-duration slow waves observed in the canine proximal colon. 2. Electrical field stimulation of colonic muscles inhibited(More)
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