K. C. Yan

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Iptakalim hydrochloride, a novel cardiovascular ATP-sensitive K(+) (K(ATP)) channel opener, has shown remarkable antihypertensive and neuroprotective effects in a variety of studies using in vivo and in vitro preparations. We recently found that iptakalim blocked human alpha4-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) heterologously expressed in(More)
The wavelength selective linear absorption in communication C-band is investigated in CMOS-processed PECVD silicon nitride rings. In the overcoupled region, the linear absorption loss lowers the on-resonance transmission of a ring resonator and increases its overall quality factor. Both the linear absorption and ring quality factor are maximized near 1520(More)
The program SCANGRAPH has been developed for vectorizing any drawing or graph in the form of a single continuous line. With the use of the software, the raster image of a graph in the TIFF format as generated from an optical scanner or digitizing video system can be converted to the corresponding digitized graph with x and y coordinates given. The digitized(More)
The dark current of single isolated toad rods was monitored by drawing either the inner segment or the outer segment into a suction electrode. The potassium-channel blockers tetraethylammonium (TEA) and 3,4-diaminopyridine (DAP) reduced the amplitude of the dark current when applied to the inner segment. Both drugs were less effective when applied to the(More)
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