984 results found
    1. Neuroscience

    The leak channel NALCN controls tonic firing and glycolytic sensitivity of substantia nigra pars reticulata neurons

    Andrew Lutas et al.
    Basal ganglia output neurons use the NALCN leak channel to maintain their characteristic tonic firing, and this channel is important for the modulation of firing by metabolic or receptor-mediated signals.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Ionic selectivity and thermal adaptations within the voltage-gated sodium channel family of alkaliphilic Bacillus

    Paul G DeCaen et al.
    Not all members of the bacteria sodium channel family are sodium channels - those found in Bacillus are highly adaptable and can be converted into many selectivity types.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Tissue acidosis induces neuronal necroptosis via ASIC1a channel independent of its ionic conduction

    Yi-Zhi Wang et al.
    An interaction between the ion channel ASIC1a and the protein RIP1 is responsible for neuronal death caused by tissue acidosis.
    1. Neuroscience

    Visualization of currents in neural models with similar behavior and different conductance densities

    Leandro M Alonso, Eve Marder
    Visualization methods display the dynamics of the currents in conductance-based model neurons, and show how their contribution changes in response to perturbation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Functional specification of CCK+ interneurons by alternative isoforms of Kv4.3 auxiliary subunits

    Viktor János Oláh et al.
    Single cell RNA, protein and electrophysiology data revealed that combinatorial availability of three auxiliary subunit isoforms of a single ion channel is sufficient for generating distinct, input frequency-sensitive firing phenotypes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A FRET sensor of C-terminal movement reveals VRAC activation by plasma membrane DAG signaling rather than ionic strength

    Benjamin König et al.
    VRAC activation, observed with a FRET sensor of intracellular LRRC8-domains movement during gating and by fluorometry, requires plasma membrane localization and diacylglycerol signaling, but is independent of intracellular ionic strength.
    1. Neuroscience

    Serotonergic neurons signal reward and punishment on multiple timescales

    Jeremiah Y Cohen et al.
    Serotonin-releasing neurons show tonic firing-rate changes correlating with global reward value in addition to phasic firing-rate changes correlating with local task events.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    BK channel inhibition by strong extracellular acidification

    Yu Zhou et al.
    Analysis of iconic and gating currents of wild type and mutated BK channels reveals a strong inhibition of this channel by extracellular acidification and elucidates the underlying mechanism that is potentially applicable to other voltage-dependent cation channels.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Adaptation: Evolution of island lizards remains a mystery

    Kathryn D Kavanagh
    Lizards that live in the Greater Antilles exploit a large range of skeletal variations to adapt to similar habitats, in defiance of the theory of plasticity-led evolution.
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