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The regulatory pathways involved in the ATP-stimulated Cl- secretion across rat epididymal epithelium were investigated by the short-circuit current (ISC) technique. Biphasic characteristic was observed in the ISC responded to ATP (0.01-10 microM). Inhibitor of P1 receptor, 8-phenyltheophylline (up to 100 microM), did not have any effect on both phases of(More)
The present study explored regulation of anion secretion across cystic fibrosis pancreatic ductal epithelium by extracellular ATP with the short-circuit current (Isc) technique. CFPAC-1 cells grown on Millipore filters formed polarized monolayers with junctional complexes as revealed by light and electron microscopy. The cultured monolayers exhibited an(More)
Berberine, is an alkaloid from Hydrastis canadensis L., Chinese herb Huanglian, and many other plants. It is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine as an antimicrobial in the treatment of dysentery and infectious diarrhea. This manuscript describes cardiovascular effects of berberine and its derivatives, tetrahydroberberine and 8-oxoberberine.(More)
1. The short circuit current (ISC) technique was used to quantify electrolyte transport by equine cultured sweat gland epithelia. Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) and certain related compounds, caused transient increases in ISC when added to the apical solution. The order of potency was uridine triphosphate (UTP) > ATP > ADP > > AMP = adenosine. 2. The(More)
Electrogenic chloride and bicarbonate secretion by cultured rat epididymal epithelia was studied using the short-circuit current (ISC) technique. When incubated in normal solution, 8-(4-chlorophenylthio)-adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cpt-cAMP) caused a rise in the ISC, which was attributable to Cl- and HCO3- secretion. Cl- secretion was found to(More)
1. Experiments with a spontaneously transformed equine epithelial cell line showed that certain nucleotides increased intracellular free calcium ([Ca2+]i) in cells plated on glass coverslips. The rank order of potency was ATP UTP > 5-Br-UTP, whilst UDP and ADP were ineffective. The response thus appears to be mediated by P2Y2 receptors. 2. Nucleotides also(More)
Our previous study has demonstrated the activation of calcium-dependent Cl(-) secretion through P2Y(2) receptors by extracellular nucleotides. To evaluate the contribution and involvement of other receptor subtypes to this physiological response, the purpose of this study was to investigate the regulation of intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)](i))(More)
Lysylbradykinin (LBK) added to the apical or basolateral side of cultured rat epididymal monolayers stimulated a rise in short-circuit current (Isc) due to anion secretion. The concentration-response relationships for the apical and basolateral applications have EC50 value of 0.001 microM. The responses to apical or basolateral application of LBK were(More)
We report a new measurement of the pseudorapidity (eta) and transverse-energy ( E(T)) dependence of the inclusive jet production cross section in pp(macro) collisions at square root of s = 1.8 TeV using 95 pb(-1) of data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. The differential cross section d(2)sigma/(dE(T)d eta) is presented up to eta = 3,(More)
We present a search for large extra dimensions (ED) in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.8 TeV using data collected by the DØ detector at the Fermilab Tevatron in 1994-1996. Data corresponding to 78.8+/-3.9 pb(-1) are examined for events with large missing transverse energy, one high-p(T) jet, and no isolated muons. There is no excess observed(More)