László Virág Name: László Virág

Addresses: Information
Telephone: 36-62-544-000 / 26-29
Telefax: 36-62-544-565
E-mail: virag@phcol.szote.u-szeged.hu

 

 

Positions: Assistant Professor

Educational background:
- Endre Ságvári Secondary School, Szeged, Hungary, in a class specialised in physics and mathematics, 1974-78,
- Attila József University (JATE), Faculty of Physics, Szeged, Hungary, 1979-1984,
- Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University (SZOTE), Dept. of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, PhD-program, PhD degree 1999.

Memberships:
- Hungarian Physiological Society
- Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
- Hungarian Society of Cardiology
- International Society for Heart Research (ISHR)
- European Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology (EWGCCE)

Research interest:
- cardiac cellular electrophysiology and pharmacology,
- ion channels

Publication records:
Full papers: 17
Published abstracts (in English and Hungarian): 49
Book chapters: 1

10 most important publications:

L. Virág, T. Furukawa and M. Hiraoka: Modulation of the effect of glibenclamide on KATP channels by ATP and ADP.
Mol. Cell Biochem. 119:209-215, 1993.

T. Furukawa, L. Virág, T. Sawanobori, M. Hiraoka: Stilbene disulfonates block ATP-sensitive K+ channels in guinea-pig ventricular myocytes.
J. Membrane Biol. 136: 289-302, 1993.

T. Furukawa, L. Virág, N. Furukawa, T. Sawanobori and M. Hiraoka: Mechanism for reactivation of the ATP-sensitive K+ channel by MgATP complexes in guinea-pig ventricular myocytes.
J. Physiol. (London) 479: 95-107, 1994.

L. Virág, O. Hála, A. Marton, A. Varró, J. Gy. Papp: Cardiac electrophysiological effects of levosimendan a new calcium sensitizer.
Gen. Pharmacol., 27:551-556, 1996.

A. Varró, L. Virág, J. Gy. Papp: Comparison of the chronic and acute effects of amiodarone on the calcium and potassium currents in isolated rabbit myocytes.
Br. J. Pharmacol., 117:1181-1186, 1996.

L. Virág, A. Varró, J. Gy. Papp: Effect of disopyramide on potassium currents in rabbit ventricular myocytes.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg`s Arch. Pharmacol., 357:268-275, 1998.

N. Iost, L. Virág, M. Opincariu, J. Szécsi, A. Varró, J. Gy. Papp: Delayed rectifier potassium current in undiseased human ventricular myocytes.
Cardiovasc. Res., 40:508-515, 1998.

L. Virág, T. Fazekas, N. Iost, A. Varró, K. D. Berlin, B. J. Scherlag, R. Lazzara and J. Gy. Papp: Effect of GLG-V-13, a class III antiarrhythmic agent, on potassium currents in rabbit ventricular myocytes.
Life Sci., 66(17):PL253-PL258, 2000.

A. Varró, B. Baláti, N. Iost, J. Takács, L. Virág, D. A. Lathrop, Cs. Lengyel, L. Tálosi, J. Gy. Papp: The role of the delayed rectifier component IKs in dog ventricular muscle and Purkinje fibre repolarization.
J. Physiol. (London), 523.1:67-81, 2000.

L. Virág, N. Iost, M. Opincariu, J. Szécsi, G. Bogáts, P. Szenohradszky, A. Varró, J. Gy. Papp. The slow component of the delayed rectifier potassium current in undiseased human ventricular myocytes.
Cardiovasc. Res., in press, 2001.

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