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Mutations in the HERG gene are linked to the LQT2 form of the inherited long-QT syndrome. Transgenic mice were generated expressing high myocardial levels of a particularly severe form of LQT2-associated HERG mutation (G628S). Hearts from G628S mice appeared normal except for a modest enlargement seen only in females. Ventricular myocytes isolated from(More)
The cardiac electrophysiologic effects of the potassium channel activators cromakalim, pinacidil and nicorandil were determined in anesthetized open-chest normotensive dogs using conventional surface electrogram recording techniques. Intravenous administration of cromakalim (0.025-0.5 mg/kg), pinacidil (0.1-2.0 mg/kg) and nicorandil (0.1-2.5 mg/kg) produced(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives were (a) to evaluate the effects of WAY-123,398, a new class III antiarrhythmic agent, on the action potential of canine Purkinje fibres in comparison with dofetilide, E-4031, and dl-sotalol, and (b) to characterise the mechanism of the class III action by studying its effects on several ionic currents in isolated cat myocytes. (More)
The effects of the ATP-dependent potassium channel agonists ZD6169, celikalim, and WAY-133537 on bladder contractile function were examined in vitro on isolated bladder strips and in vivo on spontaneous bladder contractions. All three compounds produced a concentration-dependent relaxation of isolated rat detrusor strips (IC50 values = 0.93, 0.03, and 0.09(More)
Data pre-filtering is often used in linear identification to increase model accuracy in a specified frequency band, as pre-filtering is equivalent to a frequency weighting on the prediction error function. However, this interpretation applies only to a strictly linear setting of the identification problem. In this paper, the role of data and error(More)
Previous studies in isolated ventricular myocytes showed that WAY-123,398 is a selective blocker of the delayed rectifier K+ current (IK). In this report, we studied the electrophysiological and hemodynamic effects of WAY-123,398 in open-chest anesthetized dogs. WAY-123,398 prolonged atrial and ventricular refractoriness without affecting conduction;(More)
The inhibition of the adenosine triphosphate-sensitive K+ (KATP) current by disopyramide, a class Ia antiarrhythmic drug, was studied using whole cell voltage clamp in cat ventricular myocytes at 37 degrees C and was compared to that seen with quinidine, a prototypical class Ia drug. The inhibition of the levcromakalim-induced KATP current was concentration(More)
1. We investigated the effects of two 5-HT3 antagonists, ondansetron and granisetron, on the action potential duration (APD) and the delayed rectifier current (IK) of feline isolated ventricular myocytes. Whole-cell current and action potential recordings were performed at 37 degrees C with the patch clamp technique. 2. Ondansetron and granisetron blocked(More)
The synthesis and Class III antiarrhythmic activity of a series of 4-[(methylsulfonyl)amino]benzamides and sulfonamides are described. Selected compounds show a potent Class III activity and are devoid of effects on conduction both in vitro (dog Purkinje fibers) and in vivo (anesthetized dogs). Compounds having a 2-aminobenzimidazole group were found to be(More)
— This paper deals with the problem of quadratic stabilization of switched affine systems, where the state of the switched system has to be driven to a point (the " switched equilibrium ") which is not in the set of subsystems equilibria. Quadratic stability of the switched equilibrium is assessed using a continuous Lyapunov function, having piecewise(More)