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We studied the developmental changes in the beta-adrenergic modulation of L-type calcium current (ICa) in enzymatically isolated adult (AD) and newborn (NB, 1-4-day-old) rabbit ventricular cells using the whole-cell patch-clamp method. ICa was measured as the peak inward current at a test potential of +15 mV by applying a 180-450-msec pulse from a holding(More)
The thermosensitivity of 65 spontaneously active neurons in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) was investigated by extracellular recording in the rat hypothalamic slice preparation. The firing rate of these cells was comparatively low, ranging from 0.03 to 10.0 (mean 2.46) impulses/s at 37 degrees C, and only a minority showed a phasic firing pattern. Of 65(More)
Extracellular recordings were made from 467 anti-dromically identified neurosecretory neurons and 148 non-neurosecretory neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus of hemispherectomized cats under pentobarbital anesthesia. Stimulation of the dorsal, median, and pontine raphe nuclei excited 31%, 26%, and 12% of neurosecretory neurons tested,(More)
Effects of electrical and chemical stimulation of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus on blood pressure were examined in rats anesthetized with urethane-chloralose. Focal electrical stimulation (10-25 microA, 50 Hz, 0.5 ms) of sites within the PVN consistently decreased blood pressure, while the stimulation of regions adjacent to the PVN(More)
An ischemic myocardial region contains cells with a depolarized resting membrane potential. This depolarization leads to an intercellular current flow between the ischemic region and the surrounding normal myocardial cells, which has been termed an "injury current." We have devised an experimental model system in which an isolated rabbit ventricular cell is(More)
Effects of electrical stimulation of the ventrolateral medulla on discharge activity of neurosecretory neurons in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) were studied in male rats anesthetized with urethane-chloralose. Among 35 phasically firing neurosecretory neurons, stimulation of the lateral reticular nucleus and its vicinity produced excitation in 10 and(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of rebamipide on acetic acid-induced colitis in rats. Colitis was induced in male Wistar/ST strain rats by intracolonic injection of 2 ml of 5% acetic acid. After 24 hr, lesion score, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS), and antioxidants were measured. Rebamipide(More)
The site of action for the sleep-promoting effect of prostaglandin (PG) D2 was extensively examined in the brain of adult male rats (n = 231). PGD2 was administered at 100 pmol/0.2 microliter per min for 6 hr (2300-0500 hr) through chronically implanted microdialysis probes or infusion cannulae. Among the administrations of PDG2 by dialysis probes (n =(More)
Decrease in water intake after intraperitoneal injection of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) was studied in the rat. Administration of IL-1 beta at a dose of 20 micrograms/kg attenuated osmotic thirst induced by intraperitoneal injection of hypertonic saline, but did not affect hypovolemic thirst induced by subcutaneous injection of either polyethylene glycol(More)
We have studied developmental changes in the muscarinic cholinergic modulation of L-type Ca2+ current (ICa) in enzymatically isolated adult and newborn (1-4 days old) rabbit ventricular cells using the whole-cell patch-clamp method. Carbachol (10 microM) caused a 2.8-fold increase in the half-maximal concentration (EC50) for isoproterenol to stimulate ICa(More)