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The potency of neuropeptide Y (NPY) to cause negative and positive contractile responses in rat ventricular cardiomyocytes was investigated. In these cells, NPY was found to activate the transient outward K+ current (Ito) and the slow inward Ca2+ current (Isi). As reported before (H. M. Piper, B. C. Millar, and J. R. McDermott, Naunyn Schmiedeberg's Arch.(More)
(1) Effects of bepridil (0.3–100 μmol/l) on transmembrane currents which are active during the repolarization of the cardiac action potential were studied in sheep cardiac Purkinje fibres with the two-microelectrode voltage-clamp technique. Transmembrane currents were activated at a frequency of 0.03 Hz. (2) The initial inwardly rectifying current (i K1)(More)
The new antiarrhythmic drug flecainide (2,5-bis-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-N-(2-piperidylmethyl) benzamide acetate) increases action potential duration at 30 and 90% repolarization, and functional refractory period in guinea pig papillary muscle up to 10 mumol/L, but shortens the action potential and decreases its amplitude at 30 mumol/L, without significant(More)
Unlike other clinically used local anesthetics, carticaine contains a thiophene ring. Current voltage relations of peak sodium current INa and steady state potassium current IK were measured in voltage clamp experiments on the node of Ranvier of Rana esculenta. The dependence of the maximum sodium conductance on external concnetration of carticaine is(More)
Histamine-induced electrophysiological effects have been investigated in guinea-pig left atria, papillary muscles and rabbit AV-nodal preparations by means of intracellular recording of action potentials, slow responses in the presence of 27 mmol/l (K+)o and voltage clamp experiments. Differentiation of the H-receptor subtypes was performed by the use of(More)
This study describes electrophysiological effects of estrogens in isolated male rat ventricular myocytes. According to the literature these cells do not express the nuclear estrogen receptor. Action potentials or membrane currents were recorded in the whole-cell configuration with standard techniques. Action potential durations (APD) measured at a level of(More)
Vanadate is a potent inhibitor of Na+,K+-ATPase derived from bovine aorta. The Ca2+, Mg2+-ATPase of the same preparation was inhibited at 10 times higher concentrations. Compared with [3H]ouabain, 48V bound quickly to bovine aortic microsomes. Equilibrium binding experiments revealed one high-affinity, low-capacity and one low-affinity binding site for 48V,(More)
In this study we investigated the effect of adenosine receptor agonists on the adherence of PMA-stimulated human neutrophils to cultured porcine aortic endothelial cells. Additionally, we studied the influence of adenosine analogues on the second messenger cAMP in neutrophils and cultured endothelial cells. In the presence of 10 ng/ml PMA, there was a rapid(More)
The inhibition of the pacemaker current (i f) in sheep cardiac Purkinje fibres by ZD 7288 [4-(N-ethyl-N-phenylamino)-1,2-dimethyl-6-(methylamino)pyrimidinium chloride] is lost use-dependently. This disinhibition of i f was investigated by using the two-microelectrode voltage-clamp technique. The pulse protocol consisted of a rest period (holding potential(More)