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The voltage-gated potassium channels are there only to swiftly repolarize the membrane potential. Ultimately it is the Na,K-ATPase that has to pump the various ions back where they belong (Na out, K in), also when potassium channels are active. So when the potassium channels are blocked, the Na,K-ATPase will restore the membrane potential, albeit in the ...


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This is not an idea I'm trying to make, obviously, I just couldn't get it off my mind and wanted to see what is wrong and if it is fixable. Since everybody else is giving you a bad attitude in the comments... While it might work for some cancers, it is completely impractical for the majority of cancers. SOME cancers do occur because of a specific ...


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The blood-brain barrier isn't a bag that surrounds the brain that you could puncture and then inject dopamine. It is a thin layer of cells around every blood vessel and capillary in the brain that mediate transfer of substances between the blood and the brain cells. As such, it is incredibly complex and branched (as complex and branched as the myriad blood ...


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Levo-Dopa is used as a first-line treatment of Parkinson's disease. Unlike dopamine, L-Dopa is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. There it is converted into dopamine. To prevent premature breakdown in the gastro-intestinal and circulatory system after oral intake, carbidopa can be co-administered. Also MAO-B inhibitors and COMT inhibitors can be applied ...



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