Lucie van der Zee

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INTRODUCTION Sustained atrial fibrillation (AF) is characterized by a marked shortening of the atrial effective refractory period (AERP) and a decrease or reversal of its physiologic adaptation to heart rate. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the AF-induced changes in AERP in the goat are associated with changes in the atrial(More)
This study was carried out to identify the cellular component activating the histamine-stimulated Ca2+ entry in vas-deferens-derived DDT1 MF-2 cells. H1-histaminoceptor stimulation resulted in a rise in intracellular Ca2+ concentration, caused by Ca2+ release from inositol phosphate-sensitive Ca2+ stores and Ca2+ entry from the extracellular space,(More)
On exposure to triphosphatic nucleotides vas deferens DDT1 MF-2 smooth muscle cells responded with an outward K+ current as measured with the whole-cell patch clamp configuration. The rank order of potency was: ATP greater than UTP greater than TTP greater than CTP = GTP. The responses evoked by these agonists were blocked by suramin. Adenosine, ADP, alpha,(More)
The histamine H1 receptor mediated increase in cytoplasmic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) was measured in the presence of the known phospholipase C (PLC) inhibitor, neomycin. Neomycin (1 mM) inhibited the histamine (100 microM) induced rise in [Ca2+]i to the same extent as observed after blocking Ca2+ entry with LaCl3. Likewise, the increase in [Ca2+]i after re-addition of(More)
Previous studies have shown effects of high-protein diets, especially whey protein, on energy expenditure and satiety, yet a possible distinction between the effects of whey or alpha-lactalbumin has not been made. The present study assessed the effects of the addition of total whey protein (whey) or caseinomacropeptide-depleted alpha-lactalbumin-enriched(More)
1. The effects of the specific protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor, GF109203X, were measured on the cytoplasmic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i), and on histamine H1 receptor- and thapsigargin-mediated increases in [Ca2+]i in DDT1 MF-2 smooth muscle cells. 2. After pretreatment of cells with GF109203X (5 microM, 45 min), the histamine (100 microM)-induced initial(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of dietary supplements in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is uncertain, with conflicting evidence. AIM To assess the effect of a polynutrient supplement on fatigue and physical activity of patients with CFS. DESIGN Prospective randomized placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. METHODS Fifty-three patients (16 males, 37 females)(More)
Receptor-activated formation of inositol phosphates results in mobilization of intracellular stored Ca2+ in a variety of cells, including vas deferens derived DDT1 MF-2 cells. Stimulation of the histamine H1 receptor on these cells caused a pronounced formation of inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4,5)P4) with respect to that of inositol(More)
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