Brooke M. Moungey

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Mutations in human ether-a-go-go-related gene 1 (hERG) are linked to long QT syndrome type 2 (LQT2). hERG encodes the pore-forming alpha-subunits that coassemble to form rapidly activating delayed rectifier K(+) current in the heart. LQT2-linked missense mutations have been extensively studied in noncardiac heterologous expression systems, where biogenic(More)
The pro-arrhythmic Long QT syndrome (LQT) is linked to 10 different genes (LQT1-10). Approximately 40% of genotype-positive LQT patients have LQT2, which is characterized by mutations in the human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG). hERG encodes the voltage-gated K(+) channel alpha-subunits that form the pore of the rapidly activating delayed rectifier K(+)(More)
BACKGROUND The mouse ether-a-go-go-related gene 1a (mERG1a, mKCNH2) encodes mERG K(+) channels in mouse cardiomyocytes. The mERG channels and their human analogue, hERG channels, conduct IKr. Mutations in hERG channels reduce IKr to cause congenital long-QT syndrome type 2, mostly by decreasing surface membrane expression of trafficking-deficient channels.(More)
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