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The application of either follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or adenosine (Ade) induces a K(+)-current response in the follicular cells surrounding a Xenopus oocyte under a voltage clamp. These K(+)-current responses are reported to be produced by an increase in intracellular cAMP. A previous application of ATP to the same cells markedly depressed the(More)
Application of either acetylcholine (ACh), dopamine (DA), histamine (HA), or Phe-Met-Arg-Phe-NH2 (FMRFamide) induces a K+-current response in the identified neurons of Aplysia under voltage clamp. This type of response is mediated by a pertussis toxin (PTX)-sensitive G-protein, Gi or Go. Extracellular application of 60 microM phorbol dibutyrate (PDBu), an(More)
The effects of serotonin (5-HT) on a beta-adrenergic response were studied, using the voltage clamp technique, in Xenopus laevis oocytes surrounded by their follicular cells. noradrenaline induced marked hyperpolarization, with a specific increase in the permeability of the membrane toward K+. Application of 10 microM 5-HT had little effect on the resting(More)
We studied the effect of the antimalarial drug mefloquine on the resistance of K562 cells to doxorubicin. Mefloquine synergistically potentiated the cytotoxicity of doxorubicin for doxorubicin-resistant K562 cells (K562/DXR) at a concentration of 0.5-3 microM, but had hardly any synergistic effect in the parental cell line (K562) at the same concentration.(More)
The follicular cells surrounding Xenopus oocyte under voltage clamp produce K(+)-current responses to follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), adenosine (Ade), and intracellularly applied cAMP. We previously reported that these responses are suppressed by the stimulation of P2Y receptor through phosphorylation by PKC presumably of the ATP-sensitive K(+) (K(ATP))(More)
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) of excellent quality for intravenous use was obtained from the cryosupernatant of human plasma by a chromatographic method based on a mixture of ion-exchange, DEAE-Sepharose FF and arginine Sepharose 4B affinity chromatography and a final purification step by Sephacryl S-300 HR gel filtration. The yield of 10 experimental batches(More)
In identified B6 neurons of Aplysia buccal ganglia under voltage-clamp, application of quisqualic acid (QA) induces a unique slow K(+)-current response independent of G-protein. The response was augmented by raising the temperature in a similar fashion to the Phe-Met-Arg-Phe-NH(2)-induced K(+)-current response mediated by Gi/o. The QA-induced K(+)-current(More)
Diels-Alder cycloadditions of 2(1H)-quinolones having an electron-withdrawing group at the 3-position with alkyl- and silyloxy-1,3-butadienes (2a,b) were carried out to give phenanthridones richly functionalized regio- or stereoselectively under conditions of atmospheric and high pressure. Furthermore, regioselectivity and chemoselectivity of 3-substituted(More)
Diels-Alder reactions of 3-nitro-2(1H)-quinolones with 1,3-butadiene derivatives were carried out to give the phenanthridone derivatives under both atmospheric and high pressure conditions. Furthermore, the reactivity of 3-substituted 2(1H)-quinolones acting as a dienophile with 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene was examined using molecular orbital (MO)(More)
A family of GTP-binding proteins, Rho, plays critical roles in cell migration, morphological change, cytokinesis, and smooth muscle contraction. Furthermore, evidence has recently been accumulating for an involvement in regulation of receptor-operated ionic channels. We previously reported that stimulation of D1-like receptor by dopamine (DA) induces a slow(More)