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Recombinant alpha1beta2gamma2 gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors were functionally expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Upon the mutation F77L, diazepam and Ro 15-1788 retained the ability to interact with the benzodiazepine binding site, but zolpidem lost this ability. To quantify these data, radioligand binding experiments were performed using(More)
The GABAA receptor belongs, along with the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, the glycine receptor and the 5-HT3 receptor, to a family of homologous transmitter-gated ion channels mediating fast synaptic transmission. Many classes of drug interact with the GABAA receptor, which is the major inhibitory ion channel in the mammalian brain. Among these drugs are(More)
  • A Buhr, E Sigel
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1997
Benzodiazepines allosterically modulate gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) evoked chloride currents of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors. Coexpression of either rat gamma2 or gamma3, in combination with alpha1 and beta2 subunits, results both in receptors displaying high [3H]Ro 15-1788 affinity. However, receptors containing a gamma3 subunit(More)
Ligands of the benzodiazepine binding site allosterically modulate gamma-aminobutyric acidA receptors. Their binding pocket is made up of amino acid residues located on both alpha and gamma subunits. We transiently expressed wild-type alpha1beta2gamma2 and mutant GABAA receptors in human embryonic kidney 293 cells and determined their binding properties.(More)
Progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME) is a syndrome characterized by myoclonic seizures (lightning-like jerks), generalized convulsive seizures, and varying degrees of neurological decline, especially ataxia and dementia. Previously, we characterized three pedigrees of individuals with PME and ataxia, where either clinical features or linkage mapping(More)
The glucose transporter of the bacterial phosphotransferase system couples translocation with phosphorylation of the substrate in a 1:1 stoichiometry. It consists of a transmembrane subunit (IIBCGlc) and a hydrophilic subunit (IIAGlc). Both subunits are transiently phosphorylated. The IIBCGlc subunit is 477 residues long and consists of two domains. The(More)
The transmembrane subunit of the glucose transporter, IICB(Glc), mediates vectorial transport with concomitant phosphorylation of glucose. Glucose phosphorylation proceeds through a cystein phosphate intermediate of the cytosolic IIB domain of IIC(Glc), which is phosphorylated by the IIA(Glc) subunit of the glucose transporter. Two- and three-dimensional(More)
A chimeric GABA(A) receptor subunit was constructed that contained the beta3 sequence from the N-terminus to the first two amino acids of the second transmembrane (TM2) domain. The remaining part of this chimera had the sequence of the alpha1 subunit. On co-expression with alpha1 subunits, this chimera was able to form heterooligomeric channels that were(More)
An amino acid residue was found in M2 of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) type A receptors that has profound effects on the binding of picrotoxin to the receptor and therefore may form part of its binding pocket. In addition, it strongly affects channel gating. The residue is located N-terminally to residues suggested so far to be important for channel(More)
Clinically relevant benzodiazepines allosterically stimulate neurotransmitter-evoked chloride currents at the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A(GABAA) receptor. Rat wild-type or mutated alpha 1, beta 2, and gamma 2S subunits were coexpressed in Xenopus oocytes and investigated with electrophysiological techniques. Point mutations in two subunits were(More)