Javier Narvarte

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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)
Transmembrane potentials of pacemaker fibers of the sinus node were recorded to analyze the effect of harmaline (HME) on cardiac automaticity. A short exposure to HME 2.1 X 10(-5) or 8.3 X 10(-5) M produced a long lasting non-cholinergic depression of the automaticity: the slope of diastolic depolarization of the pacemaker fibers was depressed, but the(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)
Conventional microelectrode and tracer flux techniques were used to study the effects of reduction in serosal chloride concentration ([Cl]s) on the electrical properties of toad urinary bladder epithelium. Reduction in [Cl]s resulted in a transient change in transepithelial potential (Vms) (and of apical and basolateral membrane potentials) that was(More)
It had been previously thought that protein excretion in hypertensive nephrosclerosis was less than 0.5 to 1.0 g/24 h. Furthermore, it was believed that proteinuria in the nephrotic range associated with hypertension was probably due to primary renal disease, malignant hypertension, renal artery stenosis, or pheochromocytoma. We report eight patients with(More)
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)
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)