Adenosine affects the sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ release by acting on A2A receptors in Saponin-skinned ferret cardiac fibres. 2002. Hleihel, W.; Huchet, Cadiou, C.; Leoty, C. Pfluegers Archives European Journal of Physiology, Mar. 2002, v. 443 (Suppl. 1), p. S347. ISSN: 0031-6768.

            NAL call no: 447.8 AR2

            Descriptors: ferret, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, heart.


Cloning and characterization of KChIP isoforms from ferret heart. 2001. Patel, Sangita; Wang, Shimin; Qu, Yujie; Campbell, Donald L.; Strauss, Harold C.; Morales, Michael J. Biophysical Journal, Jan. 2001, v. 80 (1 Part 2), p. 203a. ISSN: 0006-3495.

            NAL call no: 442.8.B5238

            Descriptors: circulatory system, cardiovascular system, heart, epicardium.


Deoxygenation stimulates Na+-K+-2Cl-cotransport in ferret erythrocytes. 2001. Flatman, Peter W. Journal of Physiology, Mar. 2001, 531 p. p. 122-123. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: blood. lymphatics, biochemistry, molecular biophysics, circulation.


Effect of light regime on some biochemical parameters in ferret blood. 2001. Rafay, J.; Kolataj, A.; Klusek, J. Sciences, 2001, v. 47 (2), p. 154-158. ISSN: 0551-3677.

            Descriptors: ferret, light regimes, blood, biochemistry.


Alterations by norepinephrine of cardiac sympathetic nerve terminal function and myocardial beta-adrenergic receptor sensitivity in the ferret: Normalization by antioxidant vitamins. 2000. Liang, Chang Seng; Rounds, Naomi Kenmotsu; Dong, Erdan; Stevens, Suzanne Y.; Shite, Junya; Qin, Fuzhong. Circulation, Jul. 4, 2000, v. 102 (1), p. 96-103. ISSN: 0009-7322.

            NAL call no: RC681.A1 C8

            Descriptors: heart failure, heart disease, antioxident vitamins.


Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II-dependent activation of contractility in ferret aorta. 2000. Kim, Inkyeom; Je, Hyun dong; Gallant, Cynthia; Zhan, Qian; Van Riper, Dee; Badwey, John A.; Singer, Harold A.; Morgan, Kathleen G. Journal of Physiology, Jul. 15, 2000, v. 526 (2), p. 367-374. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: cardiovascular system, aorta, contractility activation, vascular smooth muscle.


Ca super (2+)-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II-dependent activation of contractility in ferret aorta. 2000. Kim, I.; Je, H.D.; Gallant, C.; Zhan, Q.; Van Riper, D.; Badwey, J.A.; Singer, H.A.; Morgan, K.G. Journal of Physiology, 2000, v. 526 (2), p. 367-374. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: vascular system, muscle contraction, aorta, phosphorylation.


Ca super (2+) influx via the L-type Ca super (2+) channel during tail current and above current reversal potential in ferret ventricular myoctes. 2000. Zhou, Z.; Bers, D.M. Journal of Physiology, Feb. 15 2000, v. 523 (1), p. 57-66. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: cardiac muscle, heart, myocytes, calcium influx.


Cardiac Ca channel II - III loop peptide depresses E-C coupling in ferret ventricular myocytes. 2000. Li, Y.; Marks, A.R.; Bers, D.M. Biophysical Journal, Jan.2000, v. 78 (1 Part 2), p.375A. ISSN: 0006-3495.

             NAL call no: 442.8.B5238

             Descriptors: membranes, muscular system, calcium channel, cardiac muscle.


Effects of sevoflurane on the contractility of ferret ventricular myocardium. 2000. Bartunek, Anna B.; Housmans, Philippe R. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nov. 2000, v. 89 (5), p. 1778-1786. ISSN: 8750-7587.

             Descriptors: calcium ion, sevoflurane, general anesthetic drug.


Estimation of systolic and diastolic free intracellular Ca super (2+) by titration of Ca super (2+) buffering in the ferret heart. 2000. Kirschenlohr, H.L.; Grace, A.A.; Vandenberg, J.I.; Metcalfe, J.C.; Smith, G.A. Biochemical Journal, Mar. 2000, v. 346 (2), p. 385-391. ISSN: 0264-6021.

            NAL call no: QP501.B64

            Descriptors: calcium, buffering, heart.


The involvement of angiotensin II and endothelin 1 in the slow inotropic response to stretch in ferret papillary muscle. 2000. Calaghan, S.C.; White, E. Journal of Physiology, Aug. 2000, 526 p., 85 p. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: cardiac muscle, heart, muscular system, circulatory system.


Logistic time constant of isometric relaxation force curve of ferret ventricular papillary muscle; Reliable index of lusitropism. 2000. Mizuno, Ju.; Araki, Junichi.; Mikane, Takeshi; Mohri, Satoshi.; Imaoka, Takeshi; Matsubara, Hiromi; Okuyama, Hiroshi; Kurihara, Satoshi; Ohe, Tohru; ; Hirakawa, Masahisa; Suga, Hiroyuki. Japanese Journal of Physiology, Oct. 2000, v. 50 (5), p. 479-487. ISSN: 0021-521X.

            NAL call no: QP34.5 J3

            Descriptors: cardiovascular system, physiology, myocardium.


M-mode and Doppler echocardiographic findings in normal ferrets sedated with ketamine hydrochloride and midazolam. 2000. Stepien, R.L.; Benson, K.G.; Wenholz, L.J. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, Oct. 2000, v. 41, p. 452-456. ref. ISSN: 1058-8183. .

            NAL call no: SF757.8.A4

            Descriptors: ketamine, midazolam, Doppler echocardioagraphic findings, M-mode.


Sodium ion is essential for rapid cooling-induced Ca2+ release from sarcoplasmic reticulum in skinned ferret cardiac muscles. 2000. Tanaka, Etsuko; kurihara, Satoshi. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Nov. 2000, v. 32 (11), p. A116. ISSN: 0022-2828.

            Descriptors: cardiac muscle, circulatory system, papillary muscle, sodium ion.


Blockade of putative beta4-and beta1-adrenoceptors by carvedilol in ferret myocardium. 1999. Lowe, M.D.; Grace, A.A.; Kaumann, A.J. Naunyn Schniedeburg’s Archives of Pharmacology, May 1999, v. 359 (5), p. 400-403. ISSN: 0028-1298.

            NAL call no: SF405.5.A23

            Descriptors: myocardium metabolism, atrium drug effects, ventricle drug effects,


Comparison of the effects of acidosis on cloned outward K+ channels fKv1.4 and rKv4.2 from ferret and rat ventricles. 1999. Claydon, T.W.; Sivaprasadarao, A.; Lancaster, M.K.; Boyett, M.R.; Orchard, C.H. Journal of Physiology, Dec. 1999, 521p.: 20p. ISSN: 0022-3751.

             NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: acidosis, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular system, circulation.


Distinct transient outward potassium current (Ito) phenotypes and distribution of fast-inactivating potassium channel alpha subunits in ferret left ventricular myocytes. 1999. Brahmajothi, M.V.; Campbell, D.L.; Rasmusson, R.L.; Morales, M.J.; Trimmer, J.S.; Nerbonne, J.M.; Strauss, H.C. The Journal of General Physiology, Apr. 1999, v. 113 (4), p. 581-600. ISSN: 0022-1295.

             NAL call no: 447.8 J822

            Descriptors: myocardium metabolism, potassium channel metabolism, heart.


Haematological examinations of the ferret (Mustela putorius furo). 1999. Bottle, M.; Erwingmann, A.; Gobel, T. Kleintierpraxis, 1999, v. 44 (9), p. 673-682. ref. ISSN: 0023-2076.

            Language: German.

            NAL call no: 41.8 K67

            Descriptors: haematology, methodology, normal values, differential staining.


Intracellular free calcium accumulation in ferret vascular smooth muscle during crystalloidd blood cardioplegic infusions. 1999. Tofukuji, M.; Matsuda, N.; Dessy, C.; Morgan, K.G.; Sellke, F.W. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Jul. 1999, v. 118 (1), p. 163-172. ISSN: 0022-5223.

            Descriptors: smooth muscle, drug evaluation, cardiology, calcium.


Isozyme-specific inhibitors of protein kinase C translocation: Effects on contractility of single permeabilized vascular muscle cells of the ferret. 1999. Lee, Y.H.; Kim, I.; Laporte, R.; Walsh, M.P.; Morgan, K.G. The Journal of Physiology, Jun. 15, 1999, v. 517 (Pt 3), p. 709-720. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: enzyme inhibitors, isoenzymes, drug effects, smooth muscle.


Normal haematological values for ferrets, determined by two automated analytical systems and by manual methods. 1999. Bottle, M. Thesis, 1999, 99 p. Available at: 11 p. of ref.

            Language: German.

            Descriptors: haematology, blood cells, normal values.


Oxidative responses in ferret macrophages. 1999. Cross, M.L.; Qureshi, T.; Mackintosh, C.G. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, Feb. 1, 1999, v. 67 (2), p. 171-184. ref. ISSN: 0165-2427.

            NAL call no: SF757.2.V38

            Descriptors: ferrets, oxidation, macrophages.


Radiographic measurements of cardiac size in normal ferrets. 1999. Stepien, R.L.; Benson, K.G.; Forrest, L.J. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, Nov./Dec. 1999, v. 40 (6), p. 606-610. ref. ISSN: 1058-8183.

            NAL call no: SF757.8.A4

            Descriptors: ferrets, heart, size, radiography, body weight, cardiomyopathy.


Regulation of Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransport by protein phosphorylation in ferret erythrocytes. 1999. Flatman, P.W.; Creanor, J. The Journal of Physiology, Jun. 15, 1999, v. 517 (pt 3), p. 699-708. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: erythrocytes, metabolism, potassium, blood, proteins.


Stimulation of Na+-K+-2Cl-cotransport by arsenite in ferret erythrocytes. 1999. Flatman, P.W.; Creanor, J. The Journal of Physiology, Aug. 15, 1999, v. 519 (Pt. 1), p. 143-152. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: blood, metabolism, drug effects, physiology, arsenites, transport.


Action potential shortening through the putative beta4-adrenoceptor in ferret ventricle: Comparison with beta1- and beta2-adrenoceptor-mediated effects. 1998. Lowe, M.D.; Grace, A.A.; Vandenberg, J.I.; Kaumann, A.J. British Journal of Pharmacology, Aug. 1998, v. 124 (7), p. 1341-1344. ISSN: 0007-1188.

            NAL call no: 396.8 B77

            Descriptors: heart, ventricle, physiology, drug effects, receptors.


Cocaine blockade of the acetylcholine-activated muscarinic K super (+) channel in ferret cardiac myocytes. 1998. Xiao, Y.F.; Morgan, J.P. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 1998, v. 284 (1), p. 10-18. ISSN: 0022-3565.

            NAL call no: 396.8 J82

            Descriptors: cocaine, heart, myocytes, potassium channels.


Effects of acidosis on Ca2+ sensitivity of contractile elements in intact ferret myocardium. 1998. Komukai, E.; Ishikawa, T.; Kurihara, S. The American Journal of Physiology, Jan. 1998, v. 274 (1 Pt 2), p. H147-H154. ISSN: 0002-9513.

            NAL call no: 447.8 AM3

            Descriptors: acidosis, myocardial contraction, drug effects, pharmacology.


Potential of the contraction following a prolonged depolarization in isolated ferret myocardium. 1998. Arlock, P.; Wholfart, B.; Noble, M. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, May 1998, v163 (1), p. 3-11. ISSN: 0001-6772.

            NAL call no: QP1.A2

            Descriptors: myocardial contraction physiology, calcium metabolism, heart physiology.


The role of nitric oxide in the control by the vagal nerves of the heart of the ferret. 1998. Conlon, K.; Collins, T.; Kidd, C. Experimental Physiology, Jul. 1998, v. 83 (4), p. 469-480. ISSN: 0958-0670.

            NAL call no: QP43.E9

            Descriptors: pharmacology, drug effects, physiopathology, metabolism.


Ca2+ release induced by rapid cooling and caffeine in ferret ventricular muscles. 1997. Tanaka, E. Japanese Journal of Physiology, Jun. 1997, v. 47 (3), p. 263-272. ISSN: 0021-521X.

            NAL call no: QP34.5 J3

            Descriptors: caffeine pharmacology, cold, drug effects, calcium metabolism.


Comparison of inotropic effect of calcium, endothelin-1, and forskolin on ferret papillary muscles during acidosis. 1997. Ishiguro, Y.; Morgan, J.P. Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology, 1997, v. 11 (3), p. 215-220. ISSN: 0767-3981.

            Descriptors: acidosis metabolism, drug effects, pharmacology.


Contribution of mitochondria to the removal of intracellular Ca2+ induced by caffeine and rapid cooling at low temperatures in ferret ventricular muscles. 1997. Tanaka, E.; Kurihara, S. Japanese Journal of Physiology, Jun. 1997, v. 47 (3), p. 251-262. ISSN: 0021-521X.

            NAL call no: QP34.5 J3

            Descriptors: heart, metabolism, mitochondria, caffeine.


Developmental changes in regulation of the Na+, K(+)-ATPase alpha 3 isoform by thyroid hormone in ferret heart. 1997. Book, C.B.; Sun, X.; Ng, Y.C. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta, Sept. 11, 1997, v. 1358 (2), p. 172-180. ISSN: 0006-3002.

            NAL call no: 381.B522

            Descriptors: isoenzymes, metabolism, myocardium, Na+-K+ exchange.


Effects of ruthenium red on the cellular functions and ultrastructure in intact ferret ventricular muscles. 1997. Tanaka, E.; Kawai, M.; Kurihara, S.; Hotta, Y.; Soji, T. Japanese Journal of Physiology, Jun. 1997, v. 47 (3), p. 273-281. ISSN: 0021-521X.

            NAL call no: QP34.5 J3

            Descriptors: papillary muscles, myocardial contraction, pharmacology, physiology.


Energy metabolism in normal and hypertrophied right ventricle of the ferret heart. 1997. Do, E.; Baudet, S.; Verdys, M.; Touzeau, C.; Bailly, F.; Lucas, Heron B.; Sagniez, M.; Rossi, A.; Noireaud, J. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Jul. 1997, v. 29 (7), p. 1903-1913. ISSN: 0022-2828.

            Descriptors: energy metabolism, glycolysis, heart ventricle.


Inhibition of maxi-K currents in ferret portal vein smooth muscle cells by the antifungal clotrimazole. 1997. Rittenhouse, A.R.; Parker, C.; Brugmara, C.; Morgan, K.G.; Alper, S.L. The American Journal of Physiology, Jul. 1997, v. 273 (1 Pt 1), p. C45-C56. ISSN: 0002-9513.

            NAL call no: 447.8 AM3

            Descriptors: pharmacology, metabolism, drug effects, physiology


The role of Na(+)-Ca2+ exchange current in electrical restitution in ferret ventricular cells. 1997. Janvier, N.C.; McMorn, S.O.; Harrison, S.M.; Taggart, P.; Boyett, M.R. The Journal of Physiology, Oct. 15, 1997, v. 504 (Pt. 2), p. 301-314. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            Descriptors: calcium metabolism, myocardium metabolism, sodium metabolism.


The role of inward Na+-Ca2+ exchange current in the ferret ventricle action potential. 1997. Janvier, N.C.; Harrison, S.M.; Boyett, M.R. The Journal of Physiology, Feb. 1, 1997, v. 498 (Pt. 3), p. 611-625. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: heart ventricle cytology, physiology, action potentials, myocardium.


MDL-28170, a membrane permeant calpain inhibitor, attenuates stunning and PKC epsilon proteolysis in reperfused ferret hearts. 1997. Urthaler, F.; Wolkowicz, P.E.; Digerness, S.B.; Harris, K.D.; Walker, A.A. Cardiovascular Research, Jul. 1997, v. 35 (1), p. 60-67. ISSN: 0008-6363.

            NAL call no: QM178.A1C38

            Descriptors: cell membrane permeability, calcium metabolism, myocardial ischemia.


Negative inotropic effect of methylecgonidine, a major product of cocaine base pyrolysis, on ferret and human myocardium. 1997. Woolf, J.H.; Huang, L.; Ishiguro, Y.; Morgan, J.P. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Sept. 1997, v. 30 (3), p. 352-359. ISSN: 0160-2446.

            Descriptors: cocaine analogs and derivatives, anesthesia, anesthetics, ferrets.


Selectivity of BMS-180448 on myocardial versus brain blood flow in dogs and ferrets. 1997. Weselcouch, E.O.; Gomoll, A.W. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Jul. 1997, v. 30 (1), p. 61-68. ISSN: 0160-2446.

            Descriptors: cerebrovascular circulation, drug effects, coronary circulation.


Cardioprotection associated with preconditioning in the anesthetized ferret. 1996. Gomoll, A.W. Basic Research in Cardiology, Nov./Dec. 1996, v. 91 (6), p. 433-443. ISSN: 0300-8428.

            Descriptors: pharmacology, metabolism, drug effects, ischemic preconditioning.


Effects of caffeine and cyclopiazonic acid on contractile proteins of adult and newborn ferret cardiac fibres. 1996. Bonnet, V.; Leoty, C. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Jun. 1996, v. 28 (6), p. 1287-1295. ISSN: 0022-2828.

             NAL call no: 447.8 J822

            Descriptors: aging physiology, heart physiology, ventricle, drug effects.


Effect of intracellular pH on ferret pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell, calcium homeostasis and pressure. Farrukh, I.S.; Hoidal, J.R.; Barry, W.H. Journal of Applied Physiology, Feb. 1996, v. 80 (2), p. 496-505. ISSN: 8750-7587.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J825

            Descriptors: calcium metabolism, drug effects, cytology, smooth muscle.


An estimate of the participation of the sarcoplasmic reticulum in the intracellular Ca2+ regulation in adult and newborn ferret hearts. 1996. Bonnet, V.; Leoty, C. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Part A-Physiology, Dec. 1996, v. 115 (4), p. 341-348. ISSN: 1096-4940.

            NAL call no: QP1 C6

            Descriptors: heart, ventricle, myocardial contraction, calcium physiology.


Magnesium transport in magnesium-loaded ferret red blood cells. 1996. Flatman, P.W.; Smith, L.M. Pflugers Archive European Journal of Physiology, Oct. 1996, v. 432 (6), p. 995-1002. ISSN: 0031-6768.

            NAL call no: 447.8 AR2

            Descriptors: erythrocytes metabolism, magnesium blood pharmacology, drug effects.


Modulation of vagal actions on heart rate produced by inhibition of nitric oxide synthase in the anaesthetized ferret. 1996. Conlon, K.; Collins, T.; Kidd, C. Experimental Physiology, May 1996, v. 81 (3), p. 547-550. ISSN: 0958-0670.

            NAL call no: QP43.E9

            Descriptors: heart rate physiology, nitric oxide physiology, vagus nerve physiology.


Na(+) - K(+) -2Cl- cotransport, Na+/H+ exchange, and cell volume in ferret erythrocytes. 1996. Mairbaurl, H.; Herth, C. The American Journal of Physiology, Nov. 1996, v. 271 (5 Pt. 1), p. C1603-1611. ISSN: 0002-9513.

            NAL call no: 447.8.AM3

            Descriptors: blood pharmacology, metabolism, cytology, drug effects, physiology.


Blood values of ferrets seen in small-animal practice. 1995. Richter, G. 1995, 86 pp. ref. Tierarztliche Fakultat. Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munchen, Germany.

            Language: German.

            Descriptors: blod cells, haemoglobin, normal values, haematology.


Comparison of twitch force and calcium handling in papillary muscle from right ventricular pressure overload hypertrophy in weanling and juvenile ferrets. 1995. Gwathmey, J.K.; Liao, R.; Ingwall, J.S. Cardiovascular Research, Apr. 1995, v. 29 (4), p. 475-481. ISSN: 0008-6363.

            NAL call no: QM178.A1C38

            Descriptors: hypertrophy, ventricular enzymology, myocardium enzymology.


Effects of a new inotropic drug (DN-9693) on Ca2+ transients and contraction in ferret ventricular muscles. 1995. Tanaka, T.; Kawai, M.; Kurihara, S. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Aug. 1995, v. 26 (2), p. 227-232. ISSN: 0160-2446.

            Descriptors: calcium metabolism, myocardial contraction, drug effects.


Intracellular pH during hypoxia in normal and hypertrophied right ventricle of ferret heart. 1995. Do, E.; Baudet, S.; Gow, I.Fl; Ellis, D.; Noireaud, J. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, v. 27 (3), p. 927-939. ISSN: 0022-2828.

            Descriptors: heart physiopathology, hypertrophy, metabolism, molecular biology.


Mechanisms of hypoxic vasodilation in ferret pulmonary arteries. 1995. Wiener, C.M.; Banta, M.R.; Dowless, M.S.; Flavahan, N.A.; Sylvester, J.T. The American Journal of Physiology, Sept. 1995, v. 269 (3 Pt. 1), p. L351-357. ISSN: 0002-9513.

            NAL call no: 447.8 AM3

            Descriptors: anoxia physiopathology, pulmonary artery, vasodilation.


PAF induces relaxation of pulmonary arteries but contraction of pulmonary veins in the ferret. 1995. Gao, Y.; Zhou, H.; Raj, J.U. The American Journal of Physiology, Aug. 1995, v. 269 (2 Pt. 2), p. H704-709. ISSN: 0002-9513.

            NAL call no: 447.8 AM3

            Descriptors: pulmonary veins, drug effects, pulmonary artery, vascular physiology.


Relaxation in ferret ventricular myocytes: Role of the sarcolemmal 1995. Bassani, R.A.; Bassani, J.W.M.; Bers, D.M. Pfluegers Arch, European Journal of Physiology, 1995, v. 430 (4), p. 573-578. ISSN: 0031-6768.

            NAL call no: 447.8 AR2

            Descriptors: heart, cardiomyocytes, sarcolemma, calcium, intracellular, ferrets.


Tension-dependent changes of the intracellular Ca2+ transients in ferret ventricular muscles. 1995. Kurihara, S.; Komukai, K. The Journal of Physiology, Dec. 15, 1995, v. 489 (Pt. 3), p. 617-625. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: calcium channels, metabolism, heart physiology, myocardial contraction.


Von Willebrand factor in plasma, platelets, and selected tissues of ferrets. 1995. Hoogstraten, Miller S.; Bellinger, D.; Reddick, R.; Read, M.; Sigman, J.; Madden, V. Laboratory Animal Science, Apr. 1995, v. 45 (2), p. 151-159. ref. ISSN: 0023-6764.

            NAL call no: 410.9.P94

            Descriptors: ferrets, hemorrhagic diathesis, blood coagulation, plasma, antigens.


Biochemical, mechanical and energetic characterization of right ventricular hypertrophy in the ferret heart. 1994. Baudet, S.; Kuznetsov, A.; Merciai, N.; Ventura, Clapier R. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Dec. 1994, v. 26 (12), p. 1573-1586. ISSN: 0022-2828.

            Descriptors: myocardial contraction physiology, hypertrophy, biomechanics.


Cardiac hypertrophy in the ferret increases expression of the Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase alpha 1- but not alpha 3 isoform. 1994. Book, C.B.; Wilson, R.P.; Ng, Y.C. The American Journal of Physiology, Mar. 1994, v. 266 (3 Pt. 2), p. H1221-1227.

            Descriptors: cardiomegaly, metabolism, isoenzymes, myocardium metabolism.


Effects of acidosis and hypoxia on the response of isolated ferret cardiac muscle to inotropic agents. 1994. Than, N.; Shah, N.; White, J.; Lee, J.A.; Orchard, C.H. Cardiovascular Research, Aug. 1994, v. 28 (8), p. 1209-1217. ISSN: 0008-6363.

            NAL call no: QM178.A1C38

            Descriptors: acidosis metabolism, anoxia metabolism, muscles metabolism.


Effect of cromakalim on skeletal muscle function and blood flow in the ferret ischemic hindlimb. 1994. Weselcouch, E.O.; Baird, A.J. Pharmacology, Aug. 1994, v. 49 (2), p. 75-85. ISSN: 0031-7012.

            NAL call no: RM1.P473

            Descriptors: ischemia physiopathology, muscle, regional blood flow, drug effects.


Effects of a newly synthesized dihydropyridine, NZ-105, on intracellular Ca transients and tensions in ferret ventricular muscles. 1994. Kurihara, S.; Hongo, K.; Tanaka, T.; Tanaka, E. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Aug. 1994, v. 24 (2), p. 274-280. ISSN: 0160-2446.

            Descriptors: metabolism, pharmacology, drug effects, physiology.


Magnetic stimulation of ferret papillary muscle. 1994. Weidmann, S. The Journal of Physiology, Feb. 15, 1994, v. 475 (1), p. 169-173. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            Descriptors: heart physiology, electromagnetic fields, papillary muscles physiology.


Myocardial infarction and purine transport inhibition in anaesthetised ferrets. 1994. Poucher, S.M.; Brooks, R.; Pleeth, R.M.; Conant, A.R.; Collis, M.G. European Journal of Pharmacology, Jan. 24, 1994, v. 252 (1), p. 19-27. ISSN: 0014-2999.

             NAL call no: QP901.E8

            Descriptors: myocardial infarction, drug therapy, blood pressure, drug effects.


Relaxation in ferret ventricular myocetes: Unusual interplay among calcium transport systems. 1994. Bassani, R.A.; Bassani, J.W.; Bers, D.M. The Journal of Physiology, Apr. 15, 1994, v. 476 (2), p. 295-308. ISSN: 0022-3751.

            NAL call no: 447.8 J82

            Descriptors: calcium metabolism, myocardium cytology, heart metabolism, drug effects.


Ultra-slow voltage-dependent inactivation of the calcium current in guinea-pig and ferret ventricular myocytes. 1994. Boyett, M.R.; Honjo, H.; Harrison, S.M.; Zang, W.J.; Kirby, M.S. Pfluegers Arch, 1994, v. 428 (1), p. 39-50. ISSN: 0031-6768.

            NAL call no: 447.8 AR2

            Descriptors: calcium currents, myocytes, heart, cardiac muscle.


The effect of acidosis on beta-adrenergic receptors in ferret cardiac muscle. 1993. Nommo, A.J.; Than, N.; Orchard, C.H.; Whitaker, E.M. Experimental Physiology, Jan. 1993, v. 78 (1), p. 95-103. ISSN: 0958-0670.

            NAL call no: QP43.E9

            Descriptors: acidosis metabolism, papillary muscles metabolism.


Reference values for organ weight, hematology and serum chemistry in the female ferret (Mustela putorius furo). 1993. Ohwada, K.; Katahira, K. Experimental Animals, Tokyo, Apr. 1993, v. 42 (2), p. 135-142. ill. ISSN: 0007-5124.

            NAL call no: QL55 J55

            Descriptors: reference values, blood, serum, organ weight, biochemistry.


Case reports on cardiomyopathy in the domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). 1992. Atkinson, R.M. Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine, 1992, v. 2 (2), p. 75-78. ref.

            Descriptors: cardiomyopathy, drug therapy, heart diseases, ferret.


Ferret red cells: Na/Ca exchange and Na-K-Cl cotransport. 1992. Milanick, M.A. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A: Comparative Physiology, 1992, v. 102 (4), p. 619-624. ill. ISSN: 0300-9629.

            NAL call no: QP1.C6

            Descriptors: blood cells, membrane transport systems, erythrocyte ion transport.


Intracellular calcium and ventricular fibrillation: Studies in the aequorin-loaded isovolumic ferret heart. 1991. Kihara, Y.; Morgan, J.P. Circulatory Research, 1991, v. 68 (5), p. 1378-1389.

            Descriptors: arrhythmia, calcium, heart, ferrets, ventricle, fibrillation.


Lack of detectable blood groups in domestic ferrets: Implications for transfusion. 1990. Manning, D.D.; Bell, J.A. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Jul. 1, 1990, v. 197 (1), p. 84-86. ill. ref. ISSN: 0003-1488.

            NAL call no: 41.8 AM3

            Descriptors: blood groups, blood transfusions, erythrocytes, antibodies.


The electrocardiogram of normal ferrets and ferrets with right ventricular hypertrophy. 1985. Smith, S.H.; Bishop, S.P. Laboratory Animal Science, Jun. 1985, v. 35 (3), p. 268-271. ill. ref. ISSN: 0023-6764.

            NAL call no: 410.9.P94

            Descriptors: ferrets, electrocardiograms, hypertrophy, ventricles.

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