MaryAnne Hunter

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The role played by anions in salivary secretion has been studied in experiments on the isolated, perfused mandibular gland of the rabbit, in which perfusate Cl- and/or HCO3- were replaced by other anions. Replacement of Cl- with Br- had no significant effect on salivary secretion rate, but replacement with the other anions tested caused secretory rate to(More)
1. The whole-cell and single channel patch clamp techniques were used to identify K(+)-selective conductances in single proximal tubule cells isolated from frog kidney and to examine their ATP sensitivity. Whole-cell currents were inhibited by the K+ channel inhibitors Ba2+ and quinidine in a dose-dependent manner. Addition of Ba2+ alone, quinidine alone,(More)
The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework for integrating technology with youth advocacy efforts to affect social change and influence social determinants of health, particularly in 1) recruiting people to join the cause, 2) organizing collective action, 3) raising awareness and shaping attitudes, 4) raising funds to support the cause,(More)
1. The whole-cell patch clamp technique was used to investigate Cl- currents in single proximal tubule cells isolated from kidneys of Rana temporaria. 2. Immediately following establishment of the whole-cell clamp, the Cl- conductance (gCl) of the cells was low. However, with 2 mM ATP in the pipette there was a time-dependent activation of gCl. Such(More)
A 37-year-old woman was admitted to hospital and over the next 5 days developed a progressive encephalitis. Nuchal skin biopsy, analyzed using a Rabies TaqMan(c) PCR, demonstrated rabies virus RNA. She had a history in keeping with exposure to rabies whilst in South Africa, but had not received pre- or post-exposure prophylaxis. She was treated with a(More)
1. The following study describes the properties of a non-selective cation channel, which has a unit conductance below the resolving power of the single channel technique, located on the basolateral membrane of single proximal tubule cells isolated from frog kidney. The conductance was examined using cell-attached, inside-out and outside-out patches. Due to(More)
1. In the amphibian early distal tubule aldosterone activates the Na(+)-H+ exchangers, resulting in an increase in intracellular pH (pHi). Since this activation is rapid (within 30 min), it may be mediated by either a genomic or non-genomic pathway. 2. pHi was measured in single microperfused early distal tubule segments using the fluorescent probe(More)
The patch-clamp technique was used to study the activity of apical membrane potassium channels in frog isolated everted diluting segments, and the effect of transport inhibitors on channel activity was assessed. In cell-attached patches with a high-potassium pipette solution and Ringer in the bath the channels show inward rectification (inward conductance,(More)
1. The swelling induced by Na+-alanine cotransport in proximal tubule cells of the frog kidney is followed by regulatory volume decrease (RVD). This RVD is inhibited by gadolinium (Gd3+), an inhibitor of stretch-activated channels, but is independent of extracellular Ca2+. 2. In this study, the whole cell patch clamp technique was utilized to examine the(More)
1. This study investigated the effect of the anion, SCN-, on the conductive properties of single proximal tubule cells isolated from frog kidney. Ionic currents were measured using the conventional whole-cell patch clamp technique. 2. Addition of SCN- to the bath solution alone had a biphasic effect; there was an initial rapid rise, followed by a slower(More)