903 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Cell type-specific pharmacology of NMDA receptors using masked MK801

    Yunlei Yang et al.
    The small molecule NMDA-receptor antagonist MK801 has been genetically targeted to specific cell types in brain tissue to examine the role of NMDA receptors in cocaine-induced synaptic plasticity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Optical electrophysiology for probing function and pharmacology of voltage-gated ion channels

    Hongkang Zhang et al.
    Optogenetic tools enable sophisticated measurements of a voltage-gated sodium channel implicated in pain, as well as high-throughput screening of candidate channel blockers.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Pharmacologic ATF6 activating compounds are metabolically activated to selectively modify endoplasmic reticulum proteins

    Ryan Paxman et al.
    The small molecule, 147, is a pro-drug that preferentially activates ATF6 signaling through a mechanism involving localized metabolic activation and selective covalent modification of ER resident proteins involved in regulating ATF6 activity.
    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. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The orphan receptor GPR88 blunts the signaling of opioid receptors and multiple striatal GPCRs

    Thibaut Laboute et al.
    GPR88 inhibits G-protein signaling of nearby GPCRs, and dampens b-arrestin recruitment by all GPCRs tested, likely by sequestration in intracellular compartments.
    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. Neuroscience

    Translational control of auditory imprinting and structural plasticity by eIF2α

    Gervasio Batista et al.
    Behavioral pharmacology and molecular biology reveal a translational control mechanism underlying auditory imprinting and structural plasticity that can be pharmacologically manipulated to reopen the critical period.
    1. Neuroscience

    Purkinje cell misfiring generates high-amplitude action tremors that are corrected by cerebellar deep brain stimulation

    Amanda M Brown et al.
    Genetic, pharmacologic, and optogenetic manipulations demonstrate that Purkinje cells can trigger and propagate the signals for tremor.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    PCK1 and DHODH drive colorectal cancer liver metastatic colonization and hypoxic growth by promoting nucleotide synthesis

    Norihiro Yamaguchi et al.
    The gluconeogenic enzyme PCK1 and pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthetic enzyme DHODH drive hypoxic pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthesis and liver metastatic colonization in colorectal cancer, which is therapeutically exploitable by DHODH pharmacologic inhibition.
  1. Professional development: an interview with Maria Fernandes

    While doing a PhD in Pharmacology at King’s College London (KCL), Maria Fernandes seized a number of opportunities – setting up the KCL Pharmacological Society, organising events and sitting on committees – to gain enough experience to move into a career outside of research. She is now the Professional Development Manager at the Microbiology Society.

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