Man Yoo Kim

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We investigated whether substance P modulates pacemaker currents generated in cultured interstitial cells of Cajal of murine small intestine using whole cell patch-clamp techniques at 30 degrees C. Interstitial cells of Cajal generated spontaneous inward currents (pacemaker currents) at a holding potential of -70 mV. Tetrodotoxin, nifedipine,(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide (HCN) channels are pacemaker channels that regulate heart rate and neuronal rhythm in spontaneously active cardiac and neuronal cells. Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are also spontaneously active pacemaker cells in the gastrointestinal tract. Here, we investigated the existence of HCN channel and(More)
The effects of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) on pacemaker currents in cultured interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) from the mouse small intestine were investigated using the whole-cell patch clamp technique at 30 degrees . Under voltage clamping at a holding potential of -70 mV, CGRP decreased the amplitude and frequency of pacemaker currents and(More)
In this study we determined whether or not 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) has an effect on the pacemaker activities of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) from the mouse small intestine. The actions of 5-HT on pacemaker activities were investigated using a whole-cell patch-clamp technique, intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)](i)) analysis, and RT-PCR in ICC.(More)
We investigated the role of nitric oxide (NO) in pacemaker activity and signal mechanisms in cultured interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) of the mouse small intestine using whole cell patch-clamp techniques at 30 degrees C. ICC generated pacemaker potential in the current clamp mode and pacemaker currents at a holding potential of -70 mV.(More)
1. Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are pacemaker cells that activate the periodic spontaneous inward currents (pacemaker currents) responsible for the production of slow waves in gastrointestinal smooth muscle. The effects of noradrenaline on the pacemaker currents in cultured ICCs from murine small intestine were investigated by using whole-cell(More)
In this study, we studied whether hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) has an effect on the pacemaker activity of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), in the small intestine of mice. The actions of H(2)S on pacemaker activity were investigated using whole-cell patch-clamp technique, intracellular Ca(2+) analysis at 30 and RT-PCR in cultured mouse intestinal ICC.(More)
Hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) is involved in intestinal motility through changes of smooth muscle activity. However, there is no report as to the modulatory effects of H(2)O(2) on interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC). We investigated the H(2)O(2) effects and signal transductions to determine whether the intestinal motility can be modulated through ICC. We(More)
Tricyclic antidepressants have been widely used for the treatment of depression and as a therapeutic agent for the altered gastrointestinal (GI) motility of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The aim of this study was to clarify whether antidepressants directly modulate pacemaker currents in cultured interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC). We used the whole-cell(More)
Neurotensin, a tridecapeptide localized in the gut to discrete enteroendocrine cells of the small bowel mucosa, is a hormone that plays an important role in gastrointestinal secretion, growth, and motility. Neurotensin has inhibitory and excitatory effects on peristaltic activity and produces contractile and relaxant responses in intestinal smooth muscle.(More)