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The action of riluzole, a neuroprotective drug, on cloned delayed rectifier K+ channels (Kv1.5 and Kv3.1) was examined using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Riluzole reversibly inhibited Kv1.5 currents in a concentration-dependent manner with an IC50 of 39.69+/-2.37 microM. G-protein inhibitors (pertussis toxin and GDPbetaS) did not prevent this(More)
The effects of fluoxetine (Prozac) on the transient A-currents (IA) in primary cultured hippocampal neurons were examined using the whole-cell patch clamp technique. Fluoxetine did not significantly decrease the peak amplitude of whole-cell K+ currents, but it accelerated the decay rate of inactivation, and thus decreased the current amplitude at the end of(More)
The action of fluoxetine, a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, on the cloned neuronal rat Kv3.1 channels stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells was investigated using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Fluoxetine reduced Kv3.1 whole-cell currents in a reversible, concentration-dependent manner, with an IC(50) value and a Hill coefficient of 13.4 muM(More)
The effect of fluoxetine (Prozac) on 5-hydroxytryptamine(3) (5-HT(3))-mediated currents in NCB-20 neuroblastoma cells was examined using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Fluoxetine produced a significant reduction of peak amplitude without altering the activation time course of 5-HT(3)-mediated currents. These effects were concentration-dependent, with(More)
The effects of rosiglitazone and troglitazone were examined on cloned Kv1.3 channels stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells using the whole-cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique. Rosiglitazone decreased the Kv1.3 currents and accelerated the decay rate of current inactivation in a concentration-dependent manner with an IC(50) of 18.6(More)
Since the reformation of the National Health Insurance Act in 2000, the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) in the Republic of Korea has performed quality assessments for healthcare providers. The HIRA Value Incentive Program (VIP), established in July 2007, provides incentives for excellent-quality institutions and disincentives for(More)
The effects of fluoxetine were studied on cloned K+ channel Kv1.4 stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells using the whole-cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique. Extracellular application of various concentrations of fluoxetine inhibited the amplitude of the peak current of Kv1.4 and accelerated its inactivation time course in a(More)
The effects of sibutramine on voltage-gated K+ channel (Kv)4.3, Kv1.3, and Kv3.1, stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells, were investigated using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Sibutramine did not significantly decrease the peak Kv4.3 currents, but it accelerated the rate of decay of current inactivation in a concentration-dependent manner.(More)
The effect of riluzole on Kv4.3 was examined using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Riluzole inhibited the peak amplitude of Kv4.3 in a reversible, concentration-dependent manner with an IC(50) of 115.6 microM. Under control conditions, a good fit for the inactivation of Kv4.3 currents to a double exponential function, with the time constants of the(More)
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