Chuen Kam

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Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia. Insulin, which is secreted by pancreatic beta cells, is recognized as the critical regulator of blood glucose, but the molecular machinery responsible for insulin trafficking remains poorly defined. In particular, the roles of cytosolic factors that govern the formation and maturation of(More)
The trafficking of AMPA-type glutamate receptors to and from synapses is an important mechanism underlying synaptic plasticity, a cellular model of learning and memory. PICK1 (protein interacts with C-kinase 1) is a peripheral membrane protein that interacts with AMPA receptors and regulates their trafficking. PICK1 contains a PDZ (PSD-95/Dlg/ZO1) domain(More)
In the CNS, synapse formation and maturation play crucial roles in the construction and consolidation of neuronal circuits. Neurexin and neuroligin localize on the opposite sides of synaptic membrane and interact with each other to promote the assembly and specialization of synapses. However, the excitatory synapses induced by the neurexin-neuroligin(More)
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