Jacques Caillé

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Using a whole-cell voltage-clamp technique, we identified two time- and voltage-dependent K+ currents: an early outward rectifier and a delayed outward rectifier in single vascular smooth muscle cells of rabbit aorta in culture. About 90% of the single cells tested showed a predominant delayed outward K+ current type. Both K+ currents were decreased by(More)
Intracellular chloride activity (aiCl) and membrane potential (Vm) were measured in rabbit papillary muscle under in vitro conditions. The cellular chloride concentration (Cli) was estimated from measurements of total water content, extracellular space, and total chloride concentration. The effects of therapeutic (10(-8) M) and toxic (10(-6) M)(More)
1. The membrane current of frog twitch muscle fibre has been recorded together with contraction in the test gap of a double sucrose gap apparatus. 2. In Ringer, the inward current sometimes shows 2 phases with the same threshold and the same reversal potential: a rapid one (early inward current) and a slower one (late inward current). The mechanical(More)
Laser Raman spectroscopy has been used to investigate the state of water in intact single muscle fibers of the giant barnacle (Balanus nubilus). The spectra in the region of the O-H (or O-2H) stretching modes of water in unfrozen fibers show that there is no appreciable difference between the shape and relative intensity of the Raman bands due to the water(More)
  • J P Caillé
  • Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology
  • 1986
The intracellular chloride activity (aiCl), measured with Cl-selective microelectrodes on stimulated rabbit papillary muscles (1 Hz) incubated in serum, was 7.2 +/- 2.2 mM (48 measurements). Under the same condition, on the quiescent muscle, aiCl was 7.5 +/- 2.8 mM (45 measurements). The membrane potential of quiescent papillary muscles and diastolic(More)
The interstitium of the heart muscle is primarily composed of ground substance. The glycoproteins and proteoglycans that formed the ground substance bore negative charges at neutral pH like the glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans of the water-rich phase of the interstitium. Microelectrodes were used to look for the existence of an electrical potential(More)