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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Knockout of Slo2.2 enhances itch, abolishes KNa current, and increases action potential firing frequency in DRG neurons

    Pedro L Martinez-Espinosa et al.
    Sodium-activated potassium ion currents encoded by the kcnt1 gene delay action potential firing in DRG neurons by activity preceding an action potential.
    1. Neuroscience

    The DEG/ENaC cation channel protein UNC-8 drives activity-dependent synapse removal in remodeling GABAergic neurons

    Tyne W Miller-Fleming et al.
    The protein UNC-8 is a neuronal activity sensor that triggers the elimination of synapses during development of the nervous system.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Cis and trans RET signaling control the survival and central projection growth of rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors

    Michael S Fleming et al.
    Cis and trans activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase RET lead to similar biological outcomes in rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors in vivo.
    1. Neuroscience

    Inhibition of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 3 ion channels by G-protein βγ subunits

    Doreen Badheka et al.
    Electrophysiological experiments, Ca2+ imaging, and behavioral studies in mice identify the TRPM3 ion channel as a novel target of G-protein βγ subunits.
    1. Neuroscience

    G protein βγ subunits inhibit TRPM3 ion channels in sensory neurons

    Talisia Quallo et al.
    TRPM3 inhibition is identified as a novel mechanism for G-protein βγ subunit signalling.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    NPAS1-ARNT and NPAS3-ARNT crystal structures implicate the bHLH-PAS family as multi-ligand binding transcription factors

    Dalei Wu et al.
    Detailed structural analysis of NPAS1-ARNT and NPAS3-ARNT complexes, and further comparisons with other bHLH-PAS protein structures, show that this family of mammalian transcription factors have distinct ligand-binding pockets within their molecular architectures.
    1. Neuroscience

    Morphine disinhibits glutamatergic input to VTA dopamine neurons and promotes dopamine neuron excitation

    Ming Chen et al.
    Experiments examining the actions of morphine on single neurons from one of the brain's reward centers, the VTA, reveal the mechanism by which the drug exerts its hedonic effects.
    1. Neuroscience

    Ionotropic Receptor-dependent moist and dry cells control hygrosensation in Drosophila

    Zachary A Knecht et al.
    The neurons and receptors mediating moist air detection in Drosophila are identified, revealing that moist and dry air detection depend on overlapping Ionotropic Receptors and that these pathways are both critical for hygrosensation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Voltage-gated Na+ currents in human dorsal root ganglion neurons

    Xiulin Zhang et al.
    Human sensory neurons may not only bridge a critical gap between drug discovery and clinical trials, but force a re-evaluation of basic assumptions about the mechanisms controlling primary afferent excitability.
    1. Neuroscience

    The intellectual disability gene Kirrel3 regulates target-specific mossy fiber synapse development in the hippocampus

    E Anne Martin et al.
    Loss of Kirrel3 selectively reduces DG-GABA mossy fiber filopodia and causes CA3 neuron hyper-activity during brain development.

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