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The myocardial infarct causes prolonged activation of the renin-angiotensin system and profoundly influences cardiac performance and renal excretory capabilities. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the myocardial infarct is also associated with an altered expression of AT1a receptors (AT1aR) mRNA in the heart and the kidney. To this end(More)
The electrophysiological properties of a cardiac cell line (MCM1) originating from a transgenic mouse were characterized. The dominant current in these cells is a sodium current that is insensitive to concentrations of tetrodotoxin (TTX) up to 100 microM. It activates and inactivates rapidly with half-maximal activation at -40 mV and half-maximal(More)
BACKGROUND Pitrakinra is a recombinant protein derived from human interleukin-4 (IL-4) that binds to IL-4Ralpha and acts as a competitive antagonist of IL-4 and IL-13. The studies reported here compare the dose-ranging effects of pitrakinra on allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and airway eosinophilia when administered subcutaneously (s.c.)(More)
Osteogenic distraction has been used for decades to lengthen limbs and now attention is focused upon its use within the craniofacial skeleton. This paper addresses distraction of the mandible. It is proposed that mandibular osteogenic distraction could be a possible adjunct to the orthodontic treatment of those adult patients with skeletal anomalies, who(More)
Earlier studies demonstrated that deprivation of growth hormone (GH) for >/=3 h decreased basal and maximally stimulated cytosolic Ca2+ in rat adipocytes and suggested that membrane Ca2+ channels might be decreased. Measurement of L-type Ca2+ channels in purified plasma membranes by immunoassay or dihydropyridine binding indicated a two- to fourfold(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine effect of high sodium intake on fluid and electrolyte turnover and heart remodeling in the cardiac failure elicited by myocardial infarction (MI). The experiments were performed on four groups of Sprague Dawley rats maintained on food containing 0.45% NaCl and drinking either water (groups 1, 2) or 1% NaCl (groups(More)
Cardiac output, renal and hepatic blood flows, arterial lactate concentration, and minute volume were measured before, during, and after 40 min of rest induced either by the practice known as "transcendental meditation" (TM) or by an ordinary eyes-closed rest-relaxation period. Two groups of normal young adults were studied: one group consisted of regular(More)