Claudia Colina

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We have previously demonstrated that rat cerebellar Type-1 astrocytes express a very active genistein sensitive Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger, which accounts for most of the total plasma membrane Ca(2+) fluxes and for the clearance of loads induced by physiological agonists. In this work, we have explored the mechanism by which the reverse Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchange is(More)
Throughout evolution, enzymes have adapted to perform in different environments. The Na(+)/K(+) pump, an enzyme crucial for maintaining ionic gradients across cell membranes, is strongly influenced by the ionic environment. In vertebrates, the pump sees much less external Na(+) (100-160 mM) than it does in osmoconformers such as squid (450 mM), which live(More)
Because firing properties and metabolic rates vary widely, neurons require different transport rates from their Na(+)/K(+) pumps in order to maintain ion homeostasis. In this study we show that Na(+)/K(+) pump activity is tightly regulated by a novel process, RNA editing. Three codons within the squid Na(+)/K(+) ATPase gene can be recoded at the RNA level,(More)
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