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Small-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ (SK) channels are widely expressed in neuronal tissues where they underlie post-spike hyperpolarizations, regulate spike-frequency adaptation, and shape synaptic responses. SK channels constitutively interact with calmodulin (CaM), which serves as Ca2+ sensor, and with protein kinase CK2 and protein phosphatase 2A, which(More)
TRPP2 is a member of the transient receptor potential (TRP) superfamily of cation channels, which is mutated in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). TRPP2 is thought to function with polycystin 1-a large integral protein-as part of a multiprotein complex involved in transducing Ca(2+)-dependent information. TRPP2 has been implicated in(More)
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is caused by mutations in two genes, PKD1 and PKD2, which encode polycystin-1 (PC1) and polycystin-2 (PC2), respectively. Earlier work has shown that PC1 and PC2 assemble into a polycystin complex implicated in kidney morphogenesis. PC2 also assembles into homomers of uncertain functional significance.(More)
A primary cilium, a sensory organelle present in almost every vertebrate cell, is regularly described in odontoblasts, projecting from the surfaces of the cells. Based on the hypothesis that the primary cilium is crucial both for dentin formation and possibly in tooth pain transmission, we have investigated the expression and localization of the main cilium(More)
Although several protein-protein interactions have been reported between transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, they are all known to occur exclusively between members of the same group. The only intergroup interaction described so far is that of TRPP2 and TRPC1; however, the significance of this interaction is unknown. Here, we show that TRPP2 and(More)
TRPP2 (polycystin-2) is a member of the TRP family of non-selective cation channels that is mutated in human autosomal polycystic kidney disease. It is thought to function together with polycystin-1 (PKD1), a large plasma membrane integral protein, as part of a multiprotein complex involved in transducing Ca2+-dependent mechanosensitive information in renal(More)
Mechanoreceptive sensory neurons innervating the skin, skeletal muscles and viscera signal both innocuous and noxious information necessary for proprioception, touch and pain. These neurons are responsible for the transduction of mechanical stimuli into action potentials that propagate to the central nervous system. The ability of these cells to detect(More)
In this study, we have used Amm VIII, a natural anatoxin from the scorpion Androctonus mauretanicus mauretanicus, to elicit specific polyclonal antibodies in rabbit. Using liquid-phase radioimmunoassay, we have studied its selectivity and its neutralizing activity both in vitro and in vivo for the most lethal scorpion alpha-toxins described, in particular(More)
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