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Electrophoresis was used to study effects of salinity on the characteristics of Ca2+ binding to the outer surface of plasma membrane (PM) of protoplasts isolated from two types of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L., cv. Bright Yellow) cultured cells that were adapted (tolerant) and unadapted (sensitive) to 50 mM NaCl stress. Electrophoretic analysis of(More)
This paper focuses on renewable energy penetration in Nigeria with emphasis on the South-East zone of the country. A data sourcing survey was done on renewable energy systems in the South-East zone and their locations by National Centre for Energy Research and Development (NCERD), University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Data from the survey obtained through(More)
To clarify a function of brain-type ryanodine receptor (RyR3) and its regulation, we established a stable cell line expressing rabbit RyR3 by transfection of Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO cells) with the cDNA and investigated characteristics of the RyR3. Scatchard analysis of [3H]-ryanodine binding to the membrane from CHO cells expressing RyR3 showed(More)
We determined the effect of 9-hydroxyellipticine (9HE) on ryanodine receptor (RyR) and cardiac function after global ischemia in isolated rat hearts. The binding of [3H]-ryanodine in rabbit cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum was displaced by 9HE in a biphasic manner corresponding to the two sites model with IC50 values of 6.1 microM and 55 mM. The increase of(More)
The clinical use of doxorubicin, an antineoplasmic agent, is limited by its extensive cardiotoxicity which is mediated by the mobilization of intracellular Ca2+ from SR. In order to elucidate the mechanism of Ca2+ release, we analyzed the binding sites of doxorubicin on rabbit cardiac SR (sarcoplasmic reticulum). One of the binding sites was identified as(More)
The expression of plasma membrane K+ channels of NaCl-adapted tobacco suspension cells and effects of extracellular Ca2+ on plasma membrane K+ channels were investigated. Reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) analysis showed that expression of TORK1, which encodes a K+ channel, was much lower in NaCl-adapted cells than in NaCl-unadapted cells. The magnitude of(More)
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