43 results found
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Protein arginine methylation facilitates KCNQ channel-PIP2 interaction leading to seizure suppression

    Hyun-Ji Kim et al.
    The PRMT1 protein mediates arginine methylation of KCNQ2 channels to control neuronal excitability.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Unnatural amino acid photo-crosslinking of the IKs channel complex demonstrates a KCNE1:KCNQ1 stoichiometry of up to 4:4

    Christopher I Murray et al.
    The IKs potassium channel complex displays functional flexibility that depends on the ratio of its constituent KCNQ1 and KCNE1 protein subunits.
    1. Neuroscience

    Deletion of KCNQ2/3 potassium channels from PV+ interneurons leads to homeostatic potentiation of excitatory transmission

    Heun Soh et al.
    Loss of potassium channel activity from fast-spiking interneurons increases their excitability leading to unexpectedly increased fast excitatory transmission and seizure susceptibility.
    1. Neuroscience

    Noise-induced plasticity of KCNQ2/3 and HCN channels underlies vulnerability and resilience to tinnitus

    Shuang Li et al.
    Mice that successfully avoid developing tinnitus despite exposure to excessive noise show spontaneous recovery of KCNQ2/3 potassium channel activity associated with a reduction in HCN channel activity in auditory brainstem neurons.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Domain–domain interactions determine the gating, permeation, pharmacology, and subunit modulation of the IKs ion channel

    Mark A Zaydman et al.
    Contrary to a generally accepted principle, the pore properties of KCNQ1 channels depend on the states of voltage-sensing domains activation; KCNE1 alters the voltage-sensing domains-pore coupling to modulate KCNQ1 channel properties.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Fatty acid analogue N-arachidonoyl taurine restores function of IKs channels with diverse long QT mutations

    Sara I Liin et al.
    Fatty acid analogues are interesting prototype compounds that may inspire the development of future IKs channel activators to treat patients with long QT syndrome caused by diverse arrhythmia-causing mutations in the IKs channel.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    KCNE1 tunes the sensitivity of KV7.1 to polyunsaturated fatty acids by moving turret residues close to the binding site

    Johan E Larsson et al.
    An auxiliary subunit alters the effect of a family of small-molecule openers on a voltage-gated potassium channel by inducing structural re-arrangements that promote protonation of the drug molecule.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Mutations in L-type amino acid transporter-2 support SLC7A8 as a novel gene involved in age-related hearing loss

    Meritxell Espino Guarch et al.
    SLC7A8 a neutral amino acid transporter has a key role in the maintenance of hearing during aging and its absence causes early onset of hearing loss.
    1. Developmental Biology

    DNA methylation and gene expression changes derived from assisted reproductive technologies can be decreased by reproductive fluids

    Sebastian Canovas et al.
    Reproductive fluids help the correct establishment of some epigenetic marks and gene expression in preimplantation pig embryos.
    1. Neuroscience

    IK1 channels do not contribute to the slow afterhyperpolarization in pyramidal neurons

    Kang Wang et al.
    The slow afterhyperpolarization that follows a burst of action potentials is a powerful regulator of neuronal excitability and is not due to IK1 (KCNN4), a member of the SK channel family.

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