105 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    CO2 directly modulates connexin 26 by formation of carbamate bridges between subunits

    Louise Meigh et al.
    A CO2 receptor and a mechanism for the CO2-mediated opening of gap junction hemichannels have been identified.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Gap junctions composed of connexins 41.8 and 39.4 are essential for colour pattern formation in zebrafish

    Uwe Irion et al.
    Melanophores and xanthophores interact via heteromeric gap junctions composed of Connexin 41.8 and Connexin 39.4 to establish the adult pigment pattern in zebrafish.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Connexin-43-dependent ATP release mediates macrophage activation during sepsis

    Michel Dosch et al.
    Autocrine activation of macrophages is modulated by Connexin-43-mediated ATP release in response to TLR-4 and -2 agonists in a P2Y1-dependent manner, ultimately determining sepsis survival.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Electrical synaptic transmission requires a postsynaptic scaffolding protein

    Abagael M Lasseigne et al.
    A postsynaptic, intracellular, scaffolding protein is necessary to build neuronal gap junctions, revealing an unanticipated complexity of molecular and functional organization of electrical synapses.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Connexin26 hemichannels with a mutation that causes KID syndrome in humans lack sensitivity to CO2

    Louise Meigh et al.
    Building on previous work (Meigh et al., 2013) we show that A88V, a mutation in connexin26 (Cx26) that causes Keratitis-Ichthyosis-Deafness (KID) syndrome in humans, is linked to a lack of sensitivity to CO2 by Cx26 hemichannels.
    1. Neuroscience

    A genetic basis for molecular asymmetry at vertebrate electrical synapses

    Adam C Miller et al.
    Electrical synapses are neuronal, gap-junction-based connections found throughout the nervous system that, in the escape circuit of zebrafish, are composed of molecularly distinct pre- and postsynaptic junction forming proteins that are required for behavioral performance.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct roles for innexin gap junctions and hemichannels in mechanosensation

    Denise S Walker, William R Schafer
    The innexin protein UNC-7, a homologue of vertebrate pannexins, plays a specific, gap junction-independent role in C. elegans mechanosensation.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The Cryo-EM structure of pannexin 1 reveals unique motifs for ion selection and inhibition

    Kevin Michalski et al.
    The structure of a pannexin 1 uncovers the extracellular loops of pannexin 1 as important structural motifs for ion selectivity and channel inhibition.
    1. Neuroscience

    PARIS, an optogenetic method for functionally mapping gap junctions

    Ling Wu et al.
    As the first fully genetically encoded method, PARIS allows cell-specific, long-term, repeated measurements of gap junctional coupling with high spatiotemporal resolution, facilitating its study in both health and disease.
    1. Neuroscience

    Flexible motor sequence generation during stereotyped escape responses

    Yuan Wang et al.
    Time-ordered and flexible motor sequences in C.elegans are generated by combining an excitatory feedforward coupling and mutual inhibitions between neurons in different functional modules.

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