Kate Lansdell

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1. Hypoglycaemia-inducing sulphonylureas, such as glibenclamide, inhibit cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl- channels. In search of modulators of CFTR, we investigated the effects of the non-sulphonylurea hypoglycaemic agents meglitinide, repaglinide, and mitiglinide (KAD-1229) on CFTR Cl- channels in excised inside-out membrane(More)
Drugs that inhibit the cardiac rapid delayed rectifier potassium ion current (IKr) channel can be proarrhythmic and their clinical use has been associated with sudden unexpected death (SUD). Since SUD is about 20 times more common among people with epilepsy than in the general population, and some data indicate that drug treatment may contribute, we tested(More)
Trazodone has been associated with prolonged QT-interval and increased risk of polymorphous ventricular tachycardias clinically and has demonstrated in vitro inhibition of hERG (human ether-á-go-go-related gene) channel current. This study attempts to put the effects of trazodone into perspective by comparing its hERG inhibition to that of three agents(More)
1. The isoflavone genistein may either stimulate or inhibit cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl- channels. To investigate how genistein inhibits CFTR, we studied CFTR Cl- channels in excised inside-out membrane patches from cells expressing wild-type human CFTR. 2. Addition of genistein (100 microM) to the intracellular solution(More)
1. To investigate the function of the murine cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), a full-length cDNA encoding wild-type murine CFTR was assembled and stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. 2. Like human CFTR, murine CFTR formed Cl- channels that were regulated by cAMP-dependent phosphorylation and intracellular ATP.(More)
Drugs that inhibit the cardiac rapid delayed rectifier potassium ion current (I(Kr)) can be proarrhythmic and their clinical use has been associated with sudden unexpected death (SUD) due to cardiac arrhythmia. SUD is 20-40 times more common among people with epilepsy than in the general population and case-control studies have identified polytherapy with(More)
1. We investigated the effect of protein kinases and phosphatases on murine cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl- channels, expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, using iodide efflux and the excised inside-out configuration of the patch-clamp technique. 2. The protein kinase C (PKC) activator, phorbol dibutyrate, enhanced(More)
QT interval are known to cause polymorphous ventricular tachycardia commonly referred to as “torsades de pointes (TdP).” TdP may terminate in ventricular fibrillation and sudden death. These ligands interact with the rapidly activating delayed rectifier potassium current (IKr), and this interaction is thought to be important in the mediation of TdP. The(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the cardiovascular effects of a selective phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor ER-118585, 4-[(3-chloro-4-methoxybenzyl)amino]-1-(2-hydroxy-7-azaspiro[3.5]non-7-yl)-6-phthalazinecarbonitrile monohydrochloride. The present results indicated that 1) ER-118585 significantly inhibited the human ether-a-go-go related gene (HERG) tail(More)
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