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Generation of a Transgenic Zebrafish Line for In Vivo Assessment of Hepatic Apoptosis

Patient-Derived Cancer Xenograft Zebrafish Model (PDXZ) for Drug Discovery Screening and Personalized Medicine

Quality Control Protocol for Zebrafish Developmental Toxicity Studies

Gap junction protein beta 4 plays an important role in cardiac function in humans, rodents, and zebrafish

A novel orexin antagonist from a natural plant was discovered using zebrafish behavioural analysis

tThe catalytic subunit of cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase directly inhibits sodium channel activities in guinea-pig ventricular myocytes.


Sunami A, Fan Z, Nakamura F, Naka M, Tanaka T, Sawanobori T, Hiraoka M.
Pflugers Arch. 1991 Oct;419(3-4):415-7.


We investigated the effects of the purified catalytic subunit (C subunit) of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase (A-kinase) on the cardiac Na+ channel currents. Single Na+ channel currents in guinea-pig ventricular myocytes were recorded using the patch clamp technique of the inside-out configuration. Application of C subunit decreased the peak average current and slowed the current decay, effects which were caused by decrease in the open probability of Na+ channels and increase in the first latency, whereas the unitary current amplitude and mean open times were not affected. We conclude that the cardiac Na+ channel is directly modulated by phosphorylation process through A-kinase.