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Secondary structural analysis of the carboxyl‐terminal domain from different connexin isoforms
The connexin carboxyl‐terminal (CxCT) domain plays a role in the trafficking, localization, and turnover of gap junction channels, as well as the level of gap junction intercellular communication viaExpand
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The spring runoff in Nebraska's (USA) Elkhorn River watershed and its impact on two sentinel organisms.
The objectives of the present study were to determine 1) if temporal variability influenced the toxicity of Elkhorn River, Nebraska, USA, water, and 2) if the toxic effect was consistent between 2Expand
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Characterization of the connexin45 carboxyl-terminal domain structure and interactions with molecular partners.
Mechanisms underlying the initiation and persistence of lethal cardiac rhythms are of significant clinical and scientific interests. Gap junctions are principally involved in forming the electricalExpand
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Protein–Protein Interactions with Connexin 43: Regulation and Function
Connexins are integral membrane building blocks that form gap junctions, enabling direct cytoplasmic exchange of ions and low-molecular-mass metabolites between adjacent cells. In the heart, gapExpand
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Characterization of the Asian Citrus Psyllid Transcriptome
The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) is a vector for the causative agents of Huanglongbing, which threatens citrus production worldwide. This study reports andExpand
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De novo Assembly and Analysis of the Northern Leopard Frog Rana pipiens Transcriptome
The northern leopard frog Rana (Lithobates) pipiens is an important animal model, being used extensively in cancer, neurology, physiology, and biomechanical studies. R. pipiens is a native NorthExpand
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Estimating Bacterial Diversity in Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) via Next Generation Sequencing
Abstract The last 2 decades have produced a better understanding of insect-microbial associations and yielded some important opportunities for insect control. However, most of our knowledge comesExpand
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Connexin43 Carboxyl-Terminal Domain Directly Interacts with β-Catenin
Activation of Wnt signaling induces Connexin43 (Cx43) expression via the transcriptional activity of β-catenin, and results in the enhanced accumulation of the Cx43 protein and the formation of gapExpand
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Phosphorylation of Cx43 residue Y313 by Src contributes to blocking the interaction with Drebrin and disassembling gap junctions.
Phosphorylation regulates connexin43 (Cx43) function from assembly/disassembly to coupling at the plaque. Src is a tyrosine kinase known to both phosphorylate Cx43 (residues Y247 and Y265) and affectExpand
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EHD4 is a novel regulator of urinary water homeostasis
The Eps15‐homology domain–containing (EHD) protein family comprises 4 members that regulate endocytic recycling. Although the kidney expresses all 4 EHD proteins, their physiologic roles are largelyExpand
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