J. Riise

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AIMS The aims of this study were to determine if the prostanoid F receptor (FPR)-mediated inotropic effect in rat ventricle is mediated by increased phosphorylation of myosin light chain-2 (MLC-2) and to elucidate the signalling pathway(s) activated by FPRs to regulate MLC-2 phosphorylation. METHODS AND RESULTS Contractility was measured in left(More)
Prostanoid-modulatory approaches in heart failure patients have displayed effects which may seem to be mutually incompatible. Both treatment with prostanoids and inhibition of prostanoid synthesis have resulted in increased mortality in heart failure patients. Currently, it is unknown if prostanoids mediate contractile effects in failing human heart and if(More)
We found previously that stimulation of natriuretic peptide receptor (NPR)-B by C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) in failing rat ventricle potentiates β1-adrenoceptor (β1-AR)-mediated inotropic response to noradrenaline through cGMP-mediated inhibition of phosphodiesterase (PDE) 3, thereby enhancing cAMP-mediated signalling. Increased cAMP-mediated(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Levosimendan is known as a calcium sensitizer, although it is also known to inhibit PDE3. We aimed to isolate each component and estimate their contribution to the increased cardiac contractility induced by levosimendan. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Contractile force was measured in electrically stimulated ventricular strips from explanted(More)
Prostaglandins have displayed both beneficial and detrimental effects in clinical studies in patients with severe heart failure. Prostaglandins are known to increase cardiac output, but the mechanism is not clarified. Here, we tested the hypothesis that prostaglandins can increase contractility in human heart by amplifying cAMP-dependent inotropic(More)
This work presents the study of the accuracy of an industrial robot, KUKA KR5 arc HW, used to perform quality inspections of components with complex shapes. Laser tracking and large volume photo grammetry were deployed to quantify both pose and dynamic path accuracies of the robot in accordance with ISO 9283:1998. The overall positioning pose inaccuracy of(More)
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