Ulrich Fröbe

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Epithelial chloride channels can be blocked by various inhibitors, which show considerable differences in their molecular structure. In the present patch-clamp study, we compared different blockers of one type of epithelial Cl− channel with respect to their inhibitory potency. We applied the blockers to excised inside-out-or outside-out-oriented membrane(More)
The use of advanced patch-clamp recording techniques in brain slices, such as simultaneous recording from multiple neurons and recording from dendrites or presynaptic terminals, demands slices of the highest quality. In this context the mechanics of the tissue slicer are an important factor. Ideally, a tissue slicer should generate large-amplitude and(More)
In the luminal membrane of rat cortical collecting duct (CCD) a big Ca2+-dependent and a small Ca2+-independent K+ channel have been described. Whereas the latter most likely is responsible for the K+ secretion in this nephron segment, the function of the large-conductance K+ channel is unknown. The regulation of this channel and its possible physiological(More)
In inside-out patches from cultured neonatal rat heart cells, single Na+ channel currents were analyzed under the influence of the cardiotonic compound DPI 201-106 (DPI), a putative novel channel modifier. In absence of DPI, normal cardiac single Na+ channels studied at −30 mV have one open state which is rapidly left with a rate constant of 826.5 sec−1 at(More)
In patch-clamped membranes from neonatal rat cardiocytes, elementary Na+ currents were recorded at 19 degrees C for study of the inhibitory influence of several antiarrhythmic drugs including lidocaine, diprafenone, propafenone, and prajmalium on DPI-modified cardiac Na+ channels. Diprafenone (20 mumol/l) and lidocaine (300 mumol/l) induced a voltage- and(More)
Increases of cytosolic Ca2+, as occur with agonists such as ATP, neurotensin (NT), hypotonic cell swelling and ionomycin, enhance the membrane conductance (G M) and hence the input conductance (G I) of HT29 cells. In the present study we have examined whether these increases in G M are paralleled by exocytosis. To this end the membrane capacitance (C M) of(More)
Spontaneous postsynaptic currents (PSCs) provide key information about the mechanisms of synaptic transmission and the activity modes of neuronal networks. However, detecting spontaneous PSCs in vitro and in vivo has been challenging, because of the small amplitude, the variable kinetics, and the undefined time of generation of these events. Here, we(More)
Ion channel current amplitudes (μ) and open probabilities (P o) have been analysed so far by defining a 50% threshold to distinguish between open and closed states of the channels. With this standard method (SM) it is very difficult or even impossible to analyse channels of different size in one membrane patch correctly. A stochastical model, named the(More)
The luminal membrane of principal cells of rat cortical collecting duct (CCD) is dominated by a K+ conductance. Two different K+ channels are described for this membrane. K+ secretion probably occurs via a small-conductance Ca2+-independent channel. The function of the second, large-conductance Ca2+-dependent channel is unclear. This study examines(More)