Kyle T Baron

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The effects of 7-chloro-3,5-dihydro-5-phenyl-1H-4,1-benzothiazepine-2-on (CGP37157), an inhibitor of mitochondrial Na+/Ca2+ exchange, on depolarization-induced intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) transients were studied in cultured rat dorsal root ganglion neurons with indo-1-based microfluorimetry. A characteristic plateau in the recovery phase(More)
Activation of NMDA receptors produces large increases in cytosolic Ca(2+) that are taken up into mitochondria. We used recombinant aequorin targeted to mitochondria to report changes in matrix Ca(2+) in rat hippocampal neurons in culture. Upon binding Ca(2+), aequorin emits a photon in a one-shot reaction that consumes the indicator. Here we show that(More)
Physiological and pathological Ca2+ loads are thought to be taken up by mitochondria via a process dependent on aerobic metabolism. We sought to determine whether human diploid fibroblasts from a patient with an inherited defect in pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) exhibit a decreased ability to sequester cytosolic Ca2+ into mitochondria. Mobilization of Ca2+(More)
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