Steve Perini

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The effect of amphiphilic cationic drugs on the channel activity of the mitochondrial inner membrane was examined with patch-clamp techniques. The therapeutic drugs amiodarone, propranolol and quinine reduced the probability of being open for the multiconductance channel (MCC) activity (levels from 30 pS to over 1 nS). While amiodarone decreased the(More)
Protocols were defined that enable patch-clamp studies of the approximately 107 pS voltage dependent channel and a class of activity we refer to as MCC (multiconductance channel) which is characterized by multiple levels and transitions as high as 1 to 1.5 nS. If free calcium was kept at 10(-7) M or lower during mitochondrial isolation, no activity was(More)
The behavior of the mitochondrial inner membrane multiple conductance channel (MCC) which has a peak conductance of 1-1.5 nS has been examined in rat heart mitochondria. MCC can display several unique characteristics: (a) prolonged open and closed times on the order of seconds to minutes, (b) a voltage dependence in which MCC opens (negative potential) or(More)
Two enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) using highly purified elementary bodies (EB) of Chlamydia psittaci A/22 strain (ovine) or 6BC strain (psittacine) were set up for the detection of antichlamydial antibodies in sheep. No significant differences were observed between the two ELISAs, whereas these tests proved to be more sensitive than complement(More)
This work was directed towards developing a database for the long-term reliability of piezoelectric PZT thin films under both ac and dc electric drive. Under unipolar ac drive, the transverse piezoelectric coefficient, d 31 , exhibited excellent reliability with an increasing d 31 coefficient during cycling due to progressive poling of the capacitors.(More)
INTRODUCTION Nearly 2.350 dairy farms (and 137.000 milk cows) are located in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy, to produce the famous Parmigiano-Reggiano" cheese. Feeding is hay-based both in the cold season and (together with grazing) in the warm season. This requires a large production of hay and frequent handling by the farmers. Hay is packed in large(More)
INTRODUCTION Obstructive sleep apnea has been associated with higher cancer incidence and mortality. Increased melanoma aggressivity was reported in obstructive sleep apnea patients. Mice exposed to intermittent hypoxia (IH) mimicking sleep apnea show enhanced melanoma growth. Markers of melanoma progression have not been investigated in this model. (More)
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