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Doc2 has two C2 domains that interact with Ca2+ and phospholipid. Munc13 has two C2 domains and one C1 domain that interacts with phorbol ester or diacylglycerol (DAG) and phospholipid. Both Doc2 and Munc13 are implicated in Ca2+-dependent neurotransmitter release, but their modes of action still remain unclear. We show here that Doc2 interacts with Munc13(More)
Two repeated C2-like domains interacting with Ca2+ and phospholipid are found in synaptotagmin and Rabphilin-3A which are implicated in neurotransmitter release. Here we have isolated a cDNA encoding a novel protein having two repeated C2-like domains from a human brain cDNA library. The isolated cDNA encodes a protein with 400 amino acids and a M(r) of(More)
OBJECTIVES Vocal cord abductor paralysis (VCAP) is a life threatening complication which may cause nocturnal sudden death in patients with multiple system atrophy. However, the early diagnosis of VCAP is often difficult to make on routine laryngoscopy performed during wakefulness, as stridor, which is the sole symptom of VCAP in the early stage, develops(More)
Doc2 has one Munc13-interacting domain at the N-terminal region and two C2-like domains interacting with Ca2+ and phospholipid at the C-terminal region. Doc2 consists of two isoforms, Doc2alpha and -beta. Doc2alpha is specifically expressed in neuronal cells and implicated in Ca2+-dependent neurotransmitter release, whereas Doc2beta is ubiquitously(More)
Doc2alpha is a synaptic vesicle-associated Ca2 + -binding protein. To study the role of Doc2alpha in synaptic transmission and modulation, we generated homozygous null Doc2alpha mutant mice. In the CA1 region of hippocampal slices in the mutant mice, excitatory synaptic responses evoked with prolonged 5 Hz stimulation showed a significantly larger frequency(More)
With DNA microarrays, we identified a gene, termed Solo, that is downregulated in the cerebellum of Purkinje cell degeneration mutant mice. Solo is a mouse homologue of rat Trio8-one of multiple Trio isoforms recently identified in rat brain. Solo/Trio8 contains N-terminal sec14-like and spectrin-like repeat domains followed by a single guanine nucleotide(More)
Since Farquhar [1957. "Corticotrophs" of the rat adenohypophysis as revealed by electron microscopy. Anat. Rec. 127, 291] was the first to report the presence of agranular folliculo-stellate cells as corticotrophs in the anterior pituitary gland, there were no reports about electro-physiological characteristics of the folliculo-stellate cells because of its(More)
We have previously isolated from a human brain cDNA library, a new protein having two C2-like domains which interact with Ca2+ and phospholipid, and named Doc2alpha. Doc2alpha is abundantly expressed in brain, where it is highly concentrated on the synaptic vesicle fraction, and is implicated in Ca2(+)-dependent exocytosis. We have isolated here a mouse(More)
Neural projection from the brachioradialis to the biceps brachii motoneurones in human was studied using the method of post-stimulus time histogram. Electrical stimulation to the radial branch innervating the brachioradialis produced inhibition in 11 out of 21 biceps motor units. The central delays of the inhibition were 0.7-1.2 ms longer than those of the(More)
The locomotion of the hindlimbs of two adult female spinal dogs, who were able to walk steadily on their hindlimbs 10 months after transection of the spinal cord (T10), and of two normal dogs was analyzed on a treadmill by means of high-speed cinematography and electromyography. With increase in walking speed, the duration of the step cycle was shortened by(More)