K. H. Seul

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Homomeric gap junction channels are composed solely of one connexin type, whereas heterotypic forms contain two homomeric hemichannels but the six identical connexins of each are different from each other. A heteromeric gap junction channel is one that contains different connexins within either or both hemichannels. The existence of heteromeric forms has(More)
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) has been reported to be locally synthesized in the ovary although its physiological roles are still unknown. To define the origin of ovarian ANP, we demonstrated the presence and release of immunoreactive (ir) ANP in pig granulosa cells and characterized its biochemical properties. Serial dilution curves made with the(More)
Atrial pressure- or distension-induced release of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) has been considered as an important regulatory mechanism of ANP release in cardiac atria. A new technique to permit graded continuous atrial distension has been developed in an isolated perfused single rabbit atrium. Graded atrial distension was induced by changing the(More)
To investigate modulation of ANP secretion by atrial hypertrophy, the secretion of ANP in response to stretch and endothelin-1 was studied using isolated perfused quiescent atria from rats treated with monocrotaline (MCT). Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given a single subcutaneous injection of 50 mg/kg MCT or saline and were sacrificed at 6 weeks. Rats with(More)
C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), a third member of the natriuretic peptide family, is known to be distributed mainly in brain and vascular endothelium and is considered to act as a local regulator in many tissues. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of CNP system and its biological function in rabbit oviduct. The serial dilution curve(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether the cornea synthesizes natriuretic peptides and contains their receptors. METHODS The synthesis of the natriuretic peptides, C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), in the bovine cornea was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with radioimmunoassay and Southern blot(More)
The presence of immunoreactive atrial natriuretic peptide (irANP) in rabbit, pig and human gallbladders was investigated using radioimmunoassay and immunohistochemistry. Serial dilution curves of gallbladder tissue and bile juice extracts were paralleled to the standard curve of atriopeptin III. Gel filtration profiles of gallbladder tissue extracts showed(More)
Employing isolated perfused rabbit atrial model we have found that stretch-activated atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) secretion takes place in two steps: release of ANP from myocytes into surrounding intercellular space, and then translocation of the released ANP into atrial lumen along with the extracellular fluid (ECF) translocated upon releasing the(More)
In order to investigate the regulatory mechanism for the atrial release of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), a perfused rabbit atrial model was devised. In the present experiments, the effect of a reduction in atrial distension on the immunoreactive ANP (irANP) secretion was investigated and compared in the perfused right and left atria of rats. Elevations(More)
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