Sze-Wing Sam

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To determine whether changes in membrane potential affect the extent of mast cell degranulation, compound 48/80 was added to rat peritoneal mast cell suspensions in the absence or presence of potassium channel openers (KCOs). Changes were compared between the field potential (FP) and the amount of histamine released. The results demonstrated that (i) the(More)
We performed this study to demonstrate the applicability of the microelectrode array (MEA) to study electrophysiological changes of rat peritoneal mast cells in the presence of compound 48/80 under normal, Ca(2+)-free, Ca(2+)-free with EDTA, and Cl(-)-free conditions. The use of high extracellular K(+) (KCl, 150 mM), charybdotoxin (ChTX, 100 nM), and(More)
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