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Policosanol, a new cholesterol-lowering agent, is a mixture of higher aliphatic primary alcohols isolated from sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum L.) wax, which prevents the onset of espontaneously and experimentally induced atherosclerotic lesions in experimental models. Because the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) may play a role in the(More)
The effects of a high molecular weight toxin from Physalia physalis (P3) were investigated on glutamate evoked potentials in snail (Zachrysia guanesis) neurons and in crayfish (Cambarus clarkii) neuromuscular junction. The glutamate evoked potentials of snail neurons were reversibly blocked by P3 in a dose-dependent manner (2-200 microM). A reversible(More)
1. The effects of a high molecular weight toxin isolated from the sea anemone Condylactis gigantea (Condytoxina 2) on the cholinergic responses were studied in two different preparations: identified cells of a land snail and enzymatically dissociated mice sensory neurons. These neurons were studied using intracellular recording and concentration clamp(More)
Interaction between anemone toxin BgTX8 and sodium channels in isolated single neurons of rat sensory ganglia was studied by voltage-clamp and intracellular perfusion techniques. It was shown that BgTX8 in external and internal solutions induced a dose-dependent slowdown of inactivation kinetics. Dissociation constant for receptor-toxin complex was found to(More)
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