Maria Sukhareva

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The Ca2+ currents, charge movements, and intracellular Ca2+ transients of mouse dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR) beta 1-null myotubes expressing a mouse DHPR beta 1 cDNA have been characterized. In beta 1-null myotubes maintained in culture for 10-15 days, the density of the L-type current was approximately 7-fold lower than in normal cells of the same age(More)
The origin of Ibetanull, the Ca2+ current of myotubes from mice lacking the skeletal dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR) beta1a subunit, was investigated. The density of Ibetanull was similar to that of Idys, the Ca2+ current of myotubes from dysgenic mice lacking the skeletal DHPR alpha1S subunit (-0.6 +/- 0.1 and -0.7 +/- 0.1 pA/pF, respectively). However,(More)
The dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR) of skeletal muscle functions as a Ca2+ channel and is required for excitation-contraction (EC) coupling. Here we show that the DHPR beta subunit is involved in the regulation of these two functions. Experiments were performed in skeletal mouse myotubes selectively lacking a functional DHPR beta subunit. These beta-null(More)
We investigated the effect of Cl- on the Ca2+ permeability of rabbit skeletal muscle junctional sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) using 45Ca2+ fluxes and single channel recordings. In 45Ca2+ efflux experiments, the lumen of the SR was passively loaded with solutions of 150 mM univalent salt containing 5 mM 45Ca2+. Release of 45Ca2+ was measured by rapid(More)
Focused retrieval (a.k.a., passage retrieval) is important at its own right and as an intermediate step in question answering systems. We present a new Web-based collection for focused retrieval. The document corpus is the Category A of the ClueWeb12 collection. Forty-nine queries from the educational domain were created. The $100$ documents most highly(More)
We purified and characterized ryanotoxin, an approximately 11.4-kDa peptide from the venom of the scorpion Buthotus judiacus that induces changes in ryanodine receptors of rabbit skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum analogous to those induced by the alkaloid ryanodine. Ryanotoxin stimulated Ca2+ release from sarcoplasmic reticulum vesicles and induced a(More)
For the study of historical language varieties, the sparsity of training data imposes immense problems on syntactic annotation and the development of NLP tools that automatize the process. In this paper, we explore strategies to compensate the lack of training data by including data from related varieties in a series of annotation projection experiments(More)
Pharmacopuncture treatment (cerebrolysin, cavinton, prozerin) was given to 120 children with neurosensory hypoacusis aged 4-15 years. The treatment consisted of 3 courses 10 days each with 7-10-day interval. The drugs were injected in the dose 0.1 ml in biologically active points according to the original technique. The treatment lowered tonal thresholds(More)