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ATP induced a biphasic increase in the intracellular Ca(2+)concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)), an initial spike, and a subsequent plateau in A549 cells. Erythromycin (EM) suppressed the ATP-induced [Ca(2+)](i) spike but only in the presence of extracellular calcium (Ca(2+)(o)). It was ineffective against ATP- and UTP-induced inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate(More)
Transdifferentiation is the conversion of cells from one differentiated cell type into another. How functionally differentiated cells already committed to a specific cell lineage can transdifferentiate into other cell types is a key question in cell biology and regenerative medicine. In the present study we show that porcine ovarian follicular GCs(More)
Our previous study demonstrated that intracranial self-stimulation of the medial forebrain bundle can increase the in vivo synthesis turnover rate of dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-HT) in the nucleus accumbens of adrenal-intact rats. The present study examined using microdialysis whether such increases in DA and 5-HT syntheses are influenced by adrenal(More)
Mature adipocyte-derived dedifferentiated fat cells (DFAT) have a potential to be useful as new cell-source for cell-based therapy for spinal cord injury (SCI), but the mechanisms remain unclear. The objective of this study was to examine whether DFAT-induced functional recovery is achieved through remyelination and/or glial scar reduction in a mice model(More)
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