Markus Hermsteiner

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Amphibian myelinated nerve fibers were treated with collagenase and protease. Axons with retraction of the myelin sheath were patch-clamped in the nodal and paranodal region. One type of Na channel was found. It has a single-channel conductance of 11 pS (15 degrees C) and is blocked by tetrodotoxin. Averaged events show the typical activation and(More)
Two types of metabolically regulated K channels have been identified for the first time in enzymatically demyelinated fibres of amphibian sciatic nerve using the patch-clamp technique. A maxi K channel with a single-channel conductance of 132 pS (105 mM K on both sides of the membrane, 15 degrees C) is activated both by micromolar concentrations of internal(More)
Membrane receptors for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are expressed in a variety of steroidogenic cells, and also in extragonadal tissues such as vessels of the female genital tract. We examined the possible contribution of hCG to the endocrine control of prearteriolar mesenteric and uterine vessels before and during pregnancy. Lumen diameters of(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that pregnancy is associated with an attenuation of the vasoconstrictor response not only in the uterine, but also in the systemic circulation. Decreased vascular reactivity should be characterized by an early onset to account for the rapid fall in peripheral resistance which was(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to investigate interactions between human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and angiotensin II (ANG II) in resistance arteries. STUDY DESIGN Isolated pre-arteriolar vessels of female Sprague-Dawley rats were prepared from the mesenteric arcade and the mesometrium. Dose-response curves were recorded by means of an video-electronic(More)
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