T. Mager

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Using an electrophysiological assay the activity of NhaA was tested in a wide pH range from pH 5.0 to 9.5. Forward and reverse transport directions were investigated at zero membrane potential using preparations with inside-out and right side-out-oriented transporters with Na(+) or H(+) gradients as the driving force. Under symmetrical pH conditions with a(More)
BACKGROUND The rare cases of patients with 48-hour ultrarapid cycling allow close investigation of mood cycles in affective disorders, because rhythmic changes in psychopathologic state and biological parameters happen very precisely. METHOD A 67-year-old white man who had experienced bipolar 48-hour ultrarapid cycling (DSM-IV 296.80) for several years(More)
In 14 men and 14 women we examined the relationship between melatonin and the secretion of pituitary hormones. Blood pressure, and the serum concentrations of melatonin, catecholamines, prolactin, thyrotropin, growth hormone, and cortisol were determined every 3-4 hr for 24 hr. In the normal, basal (unstimulated) condition there were no significant(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the degree of striatal dopamine D2 receptor availability in patients treated with recommended (5-20 mg, mean dose 11.9 +/- 6.3 mg daily) and higher doses (25-40 mg, mean 32.1 +/- 5.6 mg daily) of the novel antipsychotic drug olanzapine by means of [123I] IBZM Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). The(More)
Olanzapine is a new atypical antipsychotic agent that belongs to the same chemical class as clozapine. The pharmacological efficacy of olanzapine (in contrast to that of risperidone) has been shown to be comparable to that of clozapine, but olanzapine has the advantage of producing a less pronounced bone marrow depressing effect than clozapine. The specific(More)
Ca2+ concentration jumps for the activation of Ca2+ dependent ion channels or transporters can be obtained either by fast solution exchange or the use of caged Ca2+. Here we report on an alternate optogenetic method for activation of Ca2+ and voltage dependent large conductance (BK) potassium channels. This was achieved through the use of the light-gated(More)
Na(+)/H(+) antiporters show a marked pH dependence, which is important for their physiological function in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. In NhaA, the Escherichia coli Na(+)/H(+) antiporter, specific single site mutations modulating the pH profile of the transporter have been described in the past. To clarify the mechanism by which these mutations(More)
UNLABELLED The recently introduced neuroleptic, risperidone, was expected to block fewer dopamine D2 receptors than typical neuroleptics (e.g., haloperidol), but at comparable potency. The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of dopamine D2 receptor occupancy in relation to the neuroleptic dosage and to correlate the findings with the presence of(More)