Anthony J Schulien

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N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are ligand-gated cation channels that mediate excitatory synaptic transmission. Genetic mutations in multiple NMDAR subunits cause various childhood epilepsy syndromes. Here, we report a de novo recurrent heterozygous missense mutation-c.1999G>A (p.Val667Ile)-in a NMDAR gene previously unrecognized to harbor(More)
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs), ligand-gated ionotropic glutamate receptors, play key roles in normal brain development and various neurological disorders. Here we use standing variation data from the human population to assess which protein domains within NMDAR GluN1, GluN2A and GluN2B subunits show the strongest signal for being depleted of(More)
KEY POINTS Increases in intracellular Zn(2+) concentrations are an early, necessary signal for the modulation of Kv2.1 K(+) channel localization and physiological function. Intracellular Zn(2+) -mediated Kv2.1 channel modulation is dependent on calcineurin, a Ca(2+) -activated phosphatase. We show that intracellular Zn(2+) induces a significant increase in(More)
Kv2.1 is a major delayed rectifying K(+) channel normally localized to highly phosphorylated somatodendritic clusters in neurons. Excitatory stimuli induce calcineurin-dependent dephosphorylation and dispersal of Kv2.1 clusters, with a concomitant hyperpolarizing shift in the channel's activation kinetics. We showed previously that sublethal ischemia, which(More)
As the predominant mediator of the delayed rectifier current, KV2.1 is an important regulator of neuronal excitability. KV2.1, however, also plays a well-established role in apoptotic cell death. Apoptogenic stimuli induce syntaxin-dependent trafficking of KV2.1, resulting in an augmented delayed rectifier current that acts as a conduit for K+ efflux(More)
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