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1. This study was planned to clarify the mechanism of Ca2+ channel facilitation by depolarizing prepulses given to voltage-clamped bovine chromaffin cells. The hypothesis for an autocrine modulation of such channels was tested by studying the effects of a soluble vesicle lysate (SVL) on whole-cell Ba2+ currents (IBa). 2. SVL was prepared from a bovine(More)
Incubation of NRK cells for 30 to 45 minutes with 50 mM 2-deoxy-D-glucose (DOG) in glucose and pyruvate-free medium results in depletion of the cellular ATP pool and in specific disassembly of the cis-Golgi network (CGN), with the stack of Golgi cisternae (SGC) and the trans-Golgi network (TGN) remaining intact and sensitive to BFA. The disassembly of the(More)
The level of diadenosine 5',5"-P1-P4-tetraphosphate (diadenosine tetraphosphate or Ap4A), catecholamines, ATP and other nucleotides has been investigated in perchloric acid extracts of bovine adrenal medulla, chromaffin granules and cultured chromaffin cells. As a control, the amount of Ap4A and ATP has also been measured in human blood platelets. The(More)
The capacity of Escherichia coli poly(A) polymerase to adenylylate the 3'-OH residue of a variety of nucleosides, nucleoside 5'-phosphates and dinucleotides of the type nucleoside(5')oligophospho(5')nucleoside is described here for the first time. Using micromolar concentrations of [alpha-32P]ATP, the following nucleosides/nucleotides were found to be(More)
Secretion of adenosine(5')tetraphospho(5')adenosine (Ap4A) and ATP from perfused bovine adrenal glands stimulated with acetylcholine or elevated potassium levels was measured and compared with that of catecholamines. We have found a close correlation between the release of Ap4A and catecholamines elicited with all the secretagogues used in the presence of(More)
Cancer is the second major cause of death in Spain and in most industrialized countries. It is also the main cause of premature death. The objective of this study was to evaluate what is known and practiced of the European Code against Cancer by students and teachers of the final course of secondary education in Asturias (Spain). Two questionnaires (the(More)
We describe here the effects of PCA50941 (a novel 1,4-dihydropyridine derivative) comparatively with Bay K 8644 on various parameters in bovine adrenal chromaffin cells. The binding of [3H](+)-isradipine to bovine adrenal medulla plasma membranes was inhibited similarly by PCA50941 and Bay K 8644 at various [Ca2+]o suggesting a common binding site for both(More)
The European Code against Cancer includes some primary cancer prevention behaviours, which can be studied in the framework of psychosocial models of human behaviour as the ASE model (attitude-social influence-efficacy model). The objective of this study was to detect the factors that better explain cancer behavioural risk in relatives of cancer patients. A(More)
1. PF9404C is the S-S diesteroisomer of a novel blocker of beta adrenergic receptors with vasodilatory properties. It causes a concentration-dependent relaxation of rat aorta helical strips pre-contracted with 10(-6) M noradrenaline (NA; IC(50) 33 nM). It was equipotent to nitroglycerin (NTG; IC(50) 49 nM), but much more potent than isosorbide dinitrate(More)
At 37 degrees, the specific binding of [3H]SCH23390 to purified adrenal medullary plasma membranes accounted for only 20% of total binding. At 4 degrees, the binding did not saturate; therefore, equilibrium binding constants could not be estimated. Similar results were obtained with 125I-SCH23982, a ligand that exhibits 25-fold higher specific activity,(More)