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Here we describe the identification and characterization of a physiological marker that is associated with the chloroquine-resistant (CQR) phenotype in the human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Single cell in vivo pH measurements revealed that CQR parasites consistently have an elevated cytoplasmic pH compared to that of chloroquine-sensitive (CQS)(More)
Ecdysteroids play an important role in the larval moulting process of insects. 20-Hydroxyecdysone (20E) causes the induction of specific 'puffs' in polytene chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster salivary gland cells. Although it is known that inorganic ions control pretranscriptional processes in the cell nucleus, the intracellular mechanisms of gene(More)
Intracellular Na+ activities and local current densities were measured in fused Madin-Darby canine kidney cells using Na+ and voltage-sensing microelectrodes. Na+ that enters the cell across the apical plasma membrane accumulates initially in the nucleoplasm, several seconds ahead of its appearance in the cell cytoplasm. The spatial distribution of Na+(More)
Here we describe the identification and characterization of a physiological marker that is associated with the chloroquine-resistant (CQR) phenotype in the human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Single cell in vivo pH measurements revealed that CQR parasites consistently have an elevated cytoplasmic pH compared to that of chloroquine-sensitive (CQS)(More)
Intracellular alkalinization is known to be associated with tumorigenic transformation. Besides phenotypical alterations alkali-transformed Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells exhibit a spontaneously oscillating cell membrane potential (PD). Using single-channel patch clamp techniques, it was the aim of this study to identify the ion channel underlying(More)
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