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The Alpha-Adrenergic Stimulation Of Atrial Natriuretic Factor Expression In Cardiac Myocytes Requires Calcium Influx, Protein Kinase C, And Calmodulin-Regulated Pathways, C A. Sei, C E. Irons, A B. Sprenkle, P M. Mcdonough, J H. Brown, C C. Glembotski Aug 1991

The Alpha-Adrenergic Stimulation Of Atrial Natriuretic Factor Expression In Cardiac Myocytes Requires Calcium Influx, Protein Kinase C, And Calmodulin-Regulated Pathways, C A. Sei, C E. Irons, A B. Sprenkle, P M. Mcdonough, J H. Brown, C C. Glembotski

Amy Sprenkle

It has been shown recently that a-adrenergic agonists can stimulate atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) expression in ventricular cardiac myocytes; however, little is known about the intracellular signals mediating this activation. The present study focused on the potential roles of calcium-regulated kinases and calcium influx in the a-adrenergic stimulation of ANF gene expression in ventricular myocardial cell cultures. Myocardial cells maintained for 48 h in serumfree medium supplemented with phenylephrine (PE) possessed up to 15-fold higher levels of ANF peptide and ANF mRNA than control cells. The removal of PE, or the addition of nifedipine, resulted in a rapid decline in ...


Action Of Heptaminol Hydrochloride On Contractile Properties In Frog Isolated Twitch Muscle Fibre, Bruno Allard, Vincent Jacquemont, Fouad Lemtiri-Chlieh, Bernard Pourrias, Oger Rougier Jul 1991

Action Of Heptaminol Hydrochloride On Contractile Properties In Frog Isolated Twitch Muscle Fibre, Bruno Allard, Vincent Jacquemont, Fouad Lemtiri-Chlieh, Bernard Pourrias, Oger Rougier

fouad Lemtiri-Chlieh

1 Heptaminol stopped or delayed the progressive decline in tension which characterizes the phenomenon of fatigue in frog isolated twitch muscle fibre. 2 Heptaminol had no action on the sodium, potassium and calcium voltage-dependent ionic conductances. 3 The hypothesis of an action via an internal alkalinization was tested by comparison with the action of NH4Cl. Both substances increased the tension. 4 The action of hepataminol was suppressed in sodium-free (TRIS) solution or in the presence of amiloride while the action of NH4Cl was always observed. 5 These results could be explained by a stimulation of the Na/H antiport by ...


Avena Phytochrome Mrna: In Vivo Localization, Degradation Products, And Half-Life , Kevin Andrew Seeley Jan 1991

Avena Phytochrome Mrna: In Vivo Localization, Degradation Products, And Half-Life , Kevin Andrew Seeley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to determine the role that post-transcriptional processes play in the regulation of phytochrome (phy) steady-state messenger RNA (mRNA) levels. The control of etiolated phytochrome (phyA) and chlorophyll a/b binding protein (cab) gene transcription and steady-state mRNA levels are known to be regulated by the phyA signal transduction pathway. I performed a number of control experiments that indicate the degradation products detected in northern analysis of phyA mRNA were produced in vivo and were not an artifact of RNA isolation techniques. I have also shown that infrared (IR) irradiation has no appreciable effect on ...


Biotelemetry Xi: Proceedings Of The Eleventh International Symposium On Biotelemetry, Charles Amlaner (Editor), Akihiko Uchiyama (Editor) Dec 1990

Biotelemetry Xi: Proceedings Of The Eleventh International Symposium On Biotelemetry, Charles Amlaner (Editor), Akihiko Uchiyama (Editor)

Charles J. Amlaner

Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Biotelemetry, held in Yokohama, Japan, on August 29 - September 4, 1990.


Biotelemetry And Radio Tracking: A Tutorial Review, Charles Amlaner Dec 1990

Biotelemetry And Radio Tracking: A Tutorial Review, Charles Amlaner

Charles J. Amlaner

No abstract provided.