Alesia M. Hruska-Hageman

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Many central neurons possess large acid-activated currents, yet their molecular identity is unknown. We found that eliminating the acid sensing ion channel (ASIC) abolished H(+)-gated currents in hippocampal neurons. Neuronal H(+)-gated currents and transient acidification are proposed to play a role in synaptic transmission. Investigating this possibility,(More)
The coxsackie and adenovirus receptor (CAR) plays a role in viral infection, maintenance of the junction adhesion complex in polarized epithelia, and modulation of cellular growth properties. As a viral receptor, the C-terminus appears to play no role indicating that the major function of CAR is to tether the virus to the cell. By contrast, the C-terminus(More)
The acid-sensing ion channel-1 (ASIC1) contributes to synaptic plasticity and may influence the response to cerebral ischemia and acidosis. We found that cAMP-dependent protein kinase phosphorylated heterologously expressed ASIC1 and endogenous ASIC1 in brain slices. ASIC1 also showed significant phosphorylation under basal conditions. Previous studies(More)
The acid-sensing ion channel-3 (ASIC3) is a degenerin/epithelial sodium channel expressed in the peripheral nervous system. Previous studies indicate that it participates in the response to mechanical and painful stimuli, perhaps contributing to mechanoreceptor and/or H+ -gated nociceptor function. ASIC3 subunits contain intracellular N and C termini that(More)
Neuronal members of the degenerin/epithelial Na(+) channel (DEG/ENaC) family of cation channels include the mammalian brain Na(+) channel 1 (BNC1), acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) and dorsal-root acid-sensing ion channel (DRASIC). Their response to acidic pH, their sequence similarity to nematode proteins involved in mechanotransduction and their modulation(More)
The mitogen-regulated protein/proliferin (mrp/plf) genes encode closely related proteins that stimulate cell proliferation and angiogenesis. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) increases mrp/plf mRNA and protein production by 3T3 cells. Although the three cloned mrp/plf gene promoters are over 97% identical, only mrp3 is transcriptionally activated by(More)
We have previously shown that the Coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) can interact with post-synaptic density 95 (PSD-95) and localize PSD-95 to cell-cell junctions. We have also shown that activity of the acid sensing ion channel (ASIC3), a H(+)-gated cation channel that plays a role in mechanosensation and pain signaling, is negatively modulated(More)
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