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Although evidence of important contributions by Cl- channels to agonist-induced currents have been reported in vascular smooth muscle cells, the functional roles played by Cl- channels in the smooth muscle contraction and in setting the membrane potential remain essentially obscure. All of the admittedly few papers published have focused on the(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H₂S), a gasotransmitter, facilitates pain sensation by targeting Ca(v)3.2 T-type calcium channels. The H₂S/Ca(v)3.2 pathway appears to play a role in the maintenance of surgically evoked neuropathic pain. Given evidence that chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain is blocked by ethosuximide, known to block T-type calcium channels, we(More)
5-Methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeODMT) and 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI) facilitate motoneuron excitability through 5-HT1C/5-HT2 receptors in rats. Using spinal cord slices prepared from adult rats, we recorded unitary cell discharges, evoked by local stimulation of the adjacent site, extracellularly in the motor nuclei of the(More)
A significant increase of urinary Ca and hydroxyproline levels and a decrease of urinary alkaline phosphatase activity were found in 12 schizophrenic patients receiving certain neuroleptic drugs. In these patients, the levels of active metabolites of vitamin D3 were decreased, while the levels of midmolecule parathyroid hormone were within the normal range,(More)
A perimeter was constructed, using red light-emitting diodes by remodeling a Foerster's perimeter, to test three time-dependent visual functions, ie, double flash resolution (DFR), which is the time threshold of double flash separation, critical flicker fusion frequency (CFF), which is the threshold of flicker separation and perceptual delay (PD), which is(More)
Free-running blood corticosterone rhythms were examined between the 4th and 9th postnatal week in blinded rat pups optically enucleated on day 1. The pups were born of mother rats having a free-running rhythm under constant illumination conditions and then were put under two separate illumination conditions (light - dark cycle and dark - light cycle) under(More)
Previously, we presented in vivo evidence for a physiological significance of cAMP-regulated CFTR Cl(-) channels in Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) reabsorption in the ductal system of the rat submandibular gland. Here, we address the mechanism by which basal CFTR activation contributes to the transepithelial Cl(-) movement evoked by muscarinic stimulation. The(More)
The effect of melatonin, para-chlorophenyl alanine (PCPA), gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and dibutyryl-cAMP (d-cAMP) on the photoentrainment of the circadian adrenocortical rhythm was studied by the intrahypothalamic (near the SCN) implantation of a paraffin pellet mixed with each agent, in the rat. 2 weeks after implantation, the rats were moved to a room(More)
AlGaN-channel high-electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) on an AlN substrate have been fabricated for the first time. A maximum saturation current of 0.13A/mm at V GS =2V and a maximum transconductance of 25mS/mm were obtained. DC characteristics of AlGaN-channel HEMT and GaN-channel HEMT were comparatively examined at temperatures ranging from RT to 300ºC.(More)
A new delivery formulation (5FU-MS) of 5-fluorouracil (5FU), 5FU incorporated in microspheres composed of poly(glycolide-co-lactide) matrix, has been developed for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, and is designed to slowly release the incorporated 5FU for 3 weeks. Intraperitoneal 5FU-MS distributed higher concentrations of 5FU to the(More)