Konstanze Steinhausen

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This combined study of patch-clamp and intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) measurement was undertaken in order to identify signaling pathways that lead to activation of Ca2+-dependent Cl- channels in cultured rat retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. Intracellular application of InsP3 (10 microM) led to an increase in [Ca2+]i and activation of Cl- currents. In(More)
The effect of protein tyrosine kinases (PTK) on L-type calcium channels in cultured retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) from rats with retinal dystrophy was investigated. Barium currents through Bay K 8644 (10(-6) M) sensitive L-type channels were measured using the patch-clamp technique. The current density of L-type currents is twice as high and the(More)
Trabecularmeshwork (TM), a smooth muscle-like tissue with contractile properties, is involved in the regulation of aqueous humor outflow. However, little is known about the regulation of Ca(2+)influx in trabecular meshwork cells. We investigated the influence of acetylcholine and tyrosine kinases on Ca(2+)conductances of bovine TM (BTM) and human TM (HTM)(More)
While chloride conductances are involved in signals of the electroretinogram generated by the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), patch-clamp experiments of freshly isolated or cultured RPE cells have shown that potassium conductances predominate. The purpose of this study was to investigate mechanisms which activate Cl--conductances in RPE cells. Membrane(More)
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