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Cdk5/p25 hyperactivity has been demonstrated to lead to neuron apoptosis and degenerations. Chronic exposure to high glucose (HG) results in hyperactivity of Cdk5 and reduced insulin secretion. Here, we set out to determine whether abnormal upregulation of Cdk5/p25 activity may be induced in a pancreatic beta cell line, Min6 cells. We first confirmed that(More)
The properties of hyperpolarization-activated current (I(h)) in mouse dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons and the effect of hypoxia on the current have been studied using whole-cell configuration of the patch clamp technique. Under voltage-clamp mode, I(h), blocked by 1 mM extracellular CsCl, was present in 75.5% of mouse DRG neurons. The distribution rate(More)
AIM To investigate the muscarinic regulation of L-type calcium current (I(Ca-L)) during development. METHODS The whole cell patch-clamp technique was used to record II(Ca-L) in mice embryonic cardiomyocytes at different stages (the early developmental stage, EDS; the intermediate developmental stage, IDS; and the late developmental stage, LDS). Carbachol(More)
AIM To study the effects and mechanisms by which hyposmotic challenge modulate function of L-type calcium current (I(Ca,L)) in rat ventricular myocytes. METHODS The whole-cell patch-clamp techniques were used to record I(Ca,L) in rat ventricular myocytes. RESULTS Hyposmotic challenge(∼220 mosmol/L) induced biphasic changes of I(Ca,L), a transient(More)
Podocytes are terminally differentiated glomerular epithelial cells. Podocyte loss has been found in many renal diseases. Cdk5 is a cyclin-dependent protein kinase which is predominantly regulated by p35. To study the role of Cdk5/p35 in podocyte survival, we first applied western blotting (WB) analysis to confirm the time-course expression of Cdk5 and p35(More)
We isolated mouse embryonic cardiomyocytes derived from timed-pregnant females at different periods and used patch-clamp technique to investigate the muscarinic cholinergic modulation of pacemaker current I(f) in different developmental stages. In early development stage (EDS), muscarinic agonist carbachol (CCh) significantly decreased the magnitude of the(More)
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