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The interaction of bisindolylmaleimide (BIM), widely used as a specific protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor, with rat brain Kv1.5 (rKv1.5) channels stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells was investigated using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. BIM (I) and its inactive analog, BIM (V), inhibited rKv1.5 currents at +50 mV in a reversible(More)
The effects of fluoxetine (Prozac), a widely used antidepressant drug, on Kv1.3 stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells were examined using the whole-cell and excised inside-out configurations of the patch-clamp technique. In whole-cell recordings, fluoxetine accelerated the decay rate of inactivation of Kv1.3 and thus decreased the current(More)
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and its analog exendin-4 (EX) have been considered as a growth factor implicated in pancreatic islet mass increase and beta-cell proliferation. This study aimed to investigate the effect of EX on cyclin D1 expression, a key regulator of the cell cycle, in the pancreatic beta-cell line INS-1. We demonstrated that EX(More)
The action of riluzole, a neuroprotective drug, on cloned delayed rectifier K+ channels (Kv1.5 and Kv3.1) was examined using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Riluzole reversibly inhibited Kv1.5 currents in a concentration-dependent manner with an IC50 of 39.69+/-2.37 microM. G-protein inhibitors (pertussis toxin and GDPbetaS) did not prevent this(More)
Membrane-type 1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP; MMP14) is known to activate pro-matrix metalloproteinase-2 (pro-MMP-2; progelatinase A) on the cell surface. To analyse the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2) effect on activation of pro-MMP-2 by MT1-MMP, we have expressed the full-size MT1-MMP (fMT1-MMP) and a transmembrane(More)
We investigated the ferroelectric domain-wall propagation in epitaxial Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 thin film over a wide temperature range (3-300 K). We measured the domain-wall velocity under various electric fields and found that the velocity data is strongly nonlinear with electric fields, especially at low temperature. We found that, as one of surface growth issues,(More)
The effects of fluoxetine (Prozac) on voltage-activated K+, Ca2+ and Na+ channels were examined using the whole-cell configuration of the patch clamp technique in rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells. When applied to the external bath solution, fluoxetine (1, 10, 100 microM) decreased the peak amplitude of K+ currents. The K+ current inhibition by fluoxetine(More)
The interaction of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the main component of green tea (Camellia sinensis), with rat brain Kv1.5 channels (rKv1.5) stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells was investigated using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. EGCG inhibited rKv1.5 currents at +50 mV in a concentration-dependent manner, with an IC50 of(More)
In this study we investigated the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and c-fos mRNA in the hippocampal formation after febrile seizures (FSs) with in situ hybridization histochemistry using riboprobes. The induction of BDNF mRNA was firstly observed in the dentate gyrus at 30 min after FSs. The expression in the dentate gyrus peaked at 3(More)
Phospholipase D (PLD) has been suggested to play an important role in a variety of cellular functions. PLD activity has been shown to be significantly elevated in many tumours and transformed cells, suggesting the possibility that PLD might be involved in tumorigenesis. In this study, we have established stable cell lines overexpressing PLD1 and PLD2 from(More)