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ATP-sensitive K+ (KATP) channels play a crucial role in coupling metabolic energy to the membrane potential of cells. We have isolated a cDNA encoding a novel member (uKATP-1) of the inward rectifier K+ channel family from a rat pancreatic islet cDNA library. Rat uKATP-1 is a 424-amino acid residue protein (M(r) = 47,960). Electrophysiological studies of(More)
Polyphosphate-accumulating bacteria that were previously isolated from activated sludge and exhibited high phosphate removal activity were studied taxonomically and phylogenetically. These organisms were gram-positive, coccus-shaped, aerobic chemoorganotrophs that had a strictly respiratory type of metabolism in which oxygen was a terminal electron(More)
When a proliferating myoblast culture is induced to differentiate by deprivation of serum in the medium, a significant proportion of cells escape from terminal differentiation, while the rest of the cells differentiate. Using C2C12 mouse myoblast cells, this heterogeneity observed upon differentiation was investigated with an emphasis on the myogenic(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of short periods of isokinetic resistance training on muscle use and strength. Seven men trained the right quadriceps femoris muscles (QF) 9 d for 2 wk using 10 sets of 5 knee extensions each day. Isometric and isokinetic torques of QF were measured at six angular velocities. Cross-sectional areas(More)
PURPOSE To compare a nonsteroidal topical solution (0.1% diclofenac) to a steroidal topical solution (0.1% fluorometholone) in preventing cystoid macular edema (CME) and disruption of the blood-aqueous barrier. METHODS A multicentered, prospective clinical trial was performed on eyes undergoing phacoemulsification followed by implantation of a foldable(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of helical computed tomography (CT) in the detection of lymphadenopathy in patients with gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Helical CT (5-mm section thickness, 5-mm/sec table incrementation) was performed in 58 patients (39 men, 19 women; mean age, 63.8 years) with gastric cancer; 1,082 lymph nodes (138 positive, 944(More)
In order to investigate a possible role of GABA in the regulation of insulin secretion, we have studied the effect of GABA on insulin secretion from the isolated perfused rat pancreas in vitro and on the changes in the cytoplasmic Ca2+ of Beta-cells from the isolated rat islets. When glucose is present, GABA caused a dose dependent inhibition of the first(More)
The effect of contraction types on muscle fiber conduction velocity (MFCV), median frequency (MDF) and mean amplitude (AMP) of surface electromyography was examined in the vastus lateralis of 19 healthy male adults. The subjects performed knee extension both statically and dynamically until they were exhausted. The static contraction was a sustained(More)
In order to clarify the characteristic computed tomographic findings of peripheral small cell lung cancer, the authors investigated 12 patients with surgically resected and histologically proven peripheral small cell lung cancer. Conventional computed tomography was performed on all, and additional high-resolution computed tomographic images were obtained(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cells from normal rabbit nucleus pulposus (NP) and anulus fibrosus (AF) were cultured in alginate beads for as long as 14 days to allow them to reform a matrix made up of two compartments: the cell-associated matrix (CM) and further removed matrix (FRM). At different time points, the CM and FRM made by each cell population were analyzed using(More)