Matthew Tepel

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Tandem mass spectrometry fragments a large number of molecules of the same peptide sequence into charged molecules of prefix and suffix peptide subsequences and then measures mass/charge ratios of these ions. The de novo peptide sequencing problem is to reconstruct the peptide sequence from a given tandem mass spectral data of k ions. By implicitly(More)
Our understanding of the regulation of vascular tone has been extended since the identification of vasoactive agents such as the atrial natriuretic peptides, endothelial-derived relaxing factor and endothelin. Unidentified vasopressive agents have been found in platelets. Here we isolate these vasopressors and identify them as diadenosine pentaphosphate(More)
Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) are subject to an increased cardiovascular morbidity including myocardial infarction and stroke. Platelets play an important role in the pathogenesis and triggering of acute cardiovascular syndromes. So far, the influence of OSAS on platelet function is not fully understood. Platelet aggregability to(More)
The modulating effects of extracellular Mg2+ concentration ([Mg2+]o) on vascular contraction are well known. In the present study it was tested how the changes in cytosolic free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) induced by various agonists are modified by changes in [Mg2+]o. Extracellular Mg2+ deprivation increased the [Ca2+]i response to arginine vasopressin,(More)
Recent preclinical data indicate that activators of transient receptor potential channels of the vanilloid receptor subtype 1 (TRPV1) may improve the outcome of ischaemic acute kidney injury (AKI). The underlying mechanisms are unclear, but may involve TRPV1 channels in dorsal root ganglion neurones that innervate the kidney. Recent data identified TRPV4,(More)
Chronic renal failure frequently causes uremic encephalopathy with impairment of different cognitive functions, but the pathophysiology of uremic encephalopathy is still unknown. We measured visually evoked event-related potentials (ERPs) in 33 neurologically asymptomatic patients before and after they underwent hemodialysis and compared their data with(More)
We evaluated the direct effects of glucocorticoids on intracellular sodium content and cellular transport systems. Cytosolic free sodium concentration ([Na+]i) was measured in intact human lymphocytes using the sodium-sensitive fluorescent dye sodium-binding benzofuran-isophthalate. Administration of dexamethasone for 60 min increased lymphocytic [Na+]i(More)
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