M del Pilar Gomez

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Visual excitation in rhabdomeric photoreceptors is thought to be mediated by activation of a light-regulated phospholipase C (PLC) and the consequent hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate. Whereas much attention has been devoted to inositol trisphosphate (IP3) production and intracellular Ca2+ release, little is known about the possible role of(More)
1. Neuronlike differentiation of Y-79 retinoblastoma was chemically induced in vitro, by plating the cells onto a poly-D-lysine and laminin substrate. The changes in voltage-dependent conductances after 48-72 h were examined with the whole-cell tight-seal and the perforated-patch recording techniques. 2. Although outward currents carried by potassium ions(More)
1. Whole-cell and perforated-patch tight-seal recording techniques were used to characterize the voltage-dependent membrane conductances of the Y-79 cells, a human retinoblastoma line composed of pluripotential retinal precursor cells. 2. Membrane resistance and capacitance were measured under current clamp, yielding approximate average values of 1.8 G(More)
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