Stan Shelkovnikov

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The effects of neuromuscular blocking drugs and muscarinic agonists and antagonists on the dissociation of [3H]quinuclidinylbenzilate ([3H]QNB) from muscarinic receptors was studied on rat atrial homogenates. In typical experiments the investigated drug was added to the homogenate equilibrated with [3H]QNB and the amount of undissociated [3H]QNB receptor(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with endothelial dysfunction and accelerated cardiovascular disease, which are largely driven by systemic oxidative stress and inflammation. Oxidative stress and inflammation in CKD are associated with and, in part, due to impaired activity of the cytoprotective transcription factor Nrf2. RTA dh404 is a synthetic(More)
Neostigmine increases and cholinergic blocking agents block contractions of Strongylocentrotus intermedius dentis retractor muscle caused by either acetylcholine or indirect stimulation. Both innervated and non-innervated parts of the muscle are sensitive to low acetylcholine concentration suggesting that there are both synaptic and extra-synaptic(More)
The ability of decamethonium containing beta-clorethylamino groups to alkylate the nicotinic cholinoreceptors of the frog tonic muscles was studied. D-tubocurarine prevented the action of the alkylating decamethonium (AD). The latter equally inhibited the effects of carbacholine and tetramethylammonium. The degree of alkylation did not change with pH(More)
1 With isotonic recording the percentage of muscle shortening as compared with the maximal possible shortening, and with isometric recording the percentage of developed tension were determined. In relatively 'thick' muscles, such as dorsal leech muscle, frog rectus abdominis or protractor pharynx of holothuria (0.3-0.8 mm thick), the concentrations of a(More)
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