Stefanie Hügel

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Importin α is involved in the nuclear import of proteins. It also contributes to spindle assembly and nuclear membrane formation, however, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we studied the function of importin α7 by gene targeting in mice and show that it is essential for early embryonic development. Embryos lacking importin α7 display a(More)
Nicorandil (SG75) is a potent K+-channel activator with an additional nitro moiety. In the present study we investigated the potential mechanisms (K+-channel activation and nitric oxide [NO] release) for the effects of nicorandil on isolated perfused rat hearts during total global ischemia using 31P-nuclear magnetic resonance. After a 10-min control(More)
PURPOSE Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors show beneficial long-term hemodynamic effects in chronically infarcted hearts. The purpose of this study was to test whether prevention of the deterioration of mechanical function by ACE inhibitors is related to beneficial effects on high-energy phosphate metabolism that is deranged in heart failure. (More)
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