Samuel Terlouw

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In the kidney, endothelins (ETs) are important regulators of blood flow, glomerular hemodynamics, and sodium and water homeostasis. They have been implicated in the pathophysiology of acute ischemic renal failure, nephrotoxicity by cyclosporine, cisplatin and radiocontrast agents, and vascular rejection of kidney transplants. Here, we used intact killifish(More)
BACKGROUND Myostatin is a potent muscle growth inhibitor that belongs to the Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGF-β) family. Mutations leading to non functional myostatin have been associated with hypermuscularity in several organisms. By contrast, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is characterized by a loss of muscle fibers and impaired regeneration. In this(More)
The fluorescent organic anion fluorescein (FL) accumulates in proximal tubular cells of the kidney during renal secretion. In freshly isolated and permeabilized proximal tubular cells, the uptake was reduced but still sensitive to probenecid, suggesting a concentrative mechanism that is associated with intracellular compartments. Previous studies have shown(More)
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