J Narvarte

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As part of a collaborative study, Orthoclone OKT3 (Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, Raritan, NJ) monoclonal anti-T-cell antibody was used prophylactically for 14 days following cadaveric renal transplantation. Patients were randomized before treatment and compared with a control group treated with triple-drug immunosuppressant therapy consisting of(More)
Microelectrode techniques were employed to measure membrane potentials, the electrical resistance of the cell membranes, and the shunt pathway, and to compute the equivalent electromotive forces (EMF) at both cell borders in toad urinary bladder epithelium before and after reductions in mucosal sodium concentration. Basal electrical parameters were not(More)
We describe a patient with a history of ulcerative colitis and long-standing occupational exposure to organic solvents. Over a follow-up period of almost four years he had progression of tubulointerstitial damage documented by two kidney biopsies. We propose that long-term exposure to organic solvents can lead to the development of chronic(More)
Membrane potentials and the electrical resistance of the cell membranes and the shunt pathway of toad urinary bladder epithelium were measured using microelectrode techniques. These measurements were used to compute the equivalent electromotive forces (EMF) at both cell borders before and after reductions in mucosal Cl- concentration ([Cl]m). The effects of(More)
Glass microelectrodes were used to measure membrane potentials and the ratio of apical to basolateral membrane resistances before and after the passage of current from the potential-recording microelectrode to ground, in toad urinary bladder epithelium, in order to iontophorese cations into the cell. After application of the current, there was a transient(More)
In rat isolated right atria, beating spontaneously at 30 degrees C, harmaline 8.3 times 10-5 M slowed atrial rate and enhanced force of contraction. The velocity of development of tension (dT/dt) increased and time to peak tension was lengthened. Electrical drive of otherwise quiescent left atria showed that (1) within the range of change of rate induced by(More)
Rat atria either beating spontaneously or electrically driven were were perfused in vitro at 30 degrees C. When the preparations were exposed to harmaline 8.3 x 10(-5) or 16.6 x 10(-5) M the atrial rate showed down and the following changes in membrane potentials were observed: (1) a transient increase in the amplitude of the action potential (AAP), in the(More)