Nataly V Fedirko

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Xerostomia and pathological thirst are troublesome complications of diabetes mellitus associated with impaired functioning of salivary glands; however, their cellular mechanisms are not yet determined. Isolated acinar cells were loaded with Ca2+ indicators fura-2/AM for measuring cytosolic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) or mag-fura-2/AM-inside the endoplasmic(More)
Using a Ca2+-sensitive fluorescent indicator, Fura-2/AM, and a metallochromic dye, arsenazo, we measured the intracellular concentration of Ca2+ ([Ca2+] i ) and the content of total calcium in isolated acinar cells of the rat submandibular salivary gland. It was shown that the influence of a mercaptide-forming compound, sodium p-chloromercuribenzoate(More)
We studied the Са2+- and Cd2+-induced development of the nonspecific permeability of the mitochondrial inner membrane in preparations obtained from rat liver tissue, which is accompanied by swelling of these organelles and intensification of light dispersion of their suspension. Addition of 5 to 100 μM Са2+ or 1 to 50 μM Сd2+ to the medium caused swelling(More)
In a rat model of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes, we earlier showed that under these conditions the concentration of free cytosolic Ca2+ in input neurons of the nociceptive system increases, Ca2+ signals are prolonged, while Ca2+ release from intracellular calcium stores decreases. The aim of our study was to test the hypothesis that changes in the(More)
It was demonstrated that Zn2+, in contrast to Pb2+ and Co2+, initiates the development of the nonspecific mitochondrial permeability (NMP) in hepatocytes. Kinetic analysis of this process was performed. It was proved that Zn-induced NMP is mediated by activation of megachannels (mitochondrial permeability transition pores). Sulfo groups of the ADP/ATP(More)
Ionized COOH groups are present in molecular structures involved in the process of formation of mitochondrial permeability transition pores (MPTPs), in particular, in the ADP/ATP antiporter and/or voltage-dependent anion channels. In experiments on preparations of isolated mitochondria obtained from rat hepatocytes, we found that, in the case of induction(More)
It has been shown, less concentrations of p-chlormercuribenzoate (1 and 2.5 mM) increased Ca2+ content in gland tissue and thereby protein secretion level that may occurred mainly by suppression Ca(2+)-pump or/and stimulation of Na(+)-Ca(2+)-exchange (both in cell plasma membrane) through modulation of SH-groups which form part of their molecules. Higher(More)
Using a Ca2+-sensitive fluorescent indicator, fura-2/AM, we recorded calcium transients in secretory cells of isolated acini of the rat submandibular salivary gland; these transients were induced by hyperpotassium-induced depolarization (after an increase in [K+] e up to 50 mM) of the plasma membrane of the above cells. Calcium transients were significantly(More)