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 The modulation of the Cl– current activated by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) by changes in extracellular pH in freshly isolated rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons was studied using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. In the pH range of 5.0–9.0, increased extracellular pH enhanced, and decreased extracellular pH suppressed, current activated by 10 μM GABA(More)
The effect of nifedipine on electrophysiological membrane properties and nicotinic neurotransmission of guinea pig celiac ganglion neurons was studied using intracellular recordings in vitro. Nifedipine in concentrations of 0.1-10 microM did not affect membrane potential, membrane input resistance or the amplitude and duration of action potentials induced(More)
OBJECTIVE To display an inlay technique of osteotome sinus floor elevation using a trephine combined with simultaneous short implant placement where the residual bone height (RBH) is less than 5 mm, as well as to evaluate the clinical effect in a prospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty short implants were installed in 32 patients in the severely(More)
PURPOSE There is a need for improved methods of reducing peri-implant bone loss. This study evaluated the structural, drug loading, drug release, and in vitro characteristics of collagen membranes impregnated with zoledronic acid (ZA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Two commercially available collagen barrier membranes (Bio-Gide and BME-10X) were loaded with ZA.(More)
Titanium particles generated from orthopedic and dental implants are suspected to play an important role in peri-implant osteolysis. Elucidation of the mechanisms involved in the effects of titanium particles on osteolysis may provide methods for preventing osteolysis. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the effect of titanium particles on(More)
  • J Zhai, R C Ma
  • 1990
The effect of nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker, on nicotinic transmission, was studied in the isolated celiac ganglia of the guinea pig by means of intracellular recordings. Nifedipine in concentration of 0.1-10 mumol/L did not affect resting membrane potential, input membrane resistance and action potential induced by intracellular stimulation in all(More)
  • J Zhai, R C Ma
  • 1991
Reversible effects of nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker, on 3 types of calcium-dependent potentials in the celiac ganglion cells of the guinea pigs in vitro were investigated by means of intracellular recordings. Nifedipine (0.1-1 mmol/L) inhibited the spike afterhyperpolarization, the post-tetanic membrane potential in dose-dependent manner. Nifedipine(More)
Our previous studies indicated that serotonin (5-HT) depolarized a majority of guinea pig inferior mesenteric ganglion (IMG) neurons and may be another transmitter for the noncholinergic late slow excitatory postsynaptic potential (ls-EPSP) in the IMG. However, the subtypes of 5-HT receptor mediating these responses have not yet been identified. Using(More)
Dental implant is an advanced prosthodontic treatment widely accepted by patients with missing tooth. However, peri-implant bone loss is still an important reason which limits wider application of the implants to a certain extent. Bisphosphonates is an osteoclastic bone resorption inhibitor that is widely used in clinical practice with the function of(More)
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