James Kroczynski

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We investigated the effect of altered extracellular pH, mitochondrial function, and ATP content on development of apoptosis in human pulmonary artery endothelial cells after treatment with staurosporine (STS). STS produced a concentration- and time-dependent increase in caspase-3 activity in pH 7.4 medium that reached a peak at 6 h. The increase in caspase(More)
We investigated the role of intracellular pH (pH(i)) and Na/H exchange in cell death in human pulmonary artery endothelial cells (HPAEC) following a metabolic insult (inhibition-oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis). Metabolic inhibition in medium at pH 7. 4 decreased viability (0-15% live cells) over 6 h. Cell death was attenuated by maneuvers that(More)
We investigated the effect of changes in intracellular pH (pHi) and Na/H antiport activity on intracellular oxidant production in human pulmonary artery endothelial cells (HPAEC) following disruption of cellular metabolism. Oxidant production was measured with oxidant-sensitive probes (2',7'-dichlorofluorescein diacetate [H2DCF], dihydroethidium [DHE])(More)
We tested three oxidant sensitive fluoroprobes (dihydrorhodamine [DHR], 2′,7′-dichlorodihydrofluorescein [H2DCF], and dihydroethidium [DHE]) for interactions with three inhibitors of mitochondrial electron transport. DHR, H2DCF, and DHE produced large time-dependent increases in fluorescence in a cell-free medium that contained either of the site III(More)
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