Dawon Kang13
Goh Eun Chung9
Jeong Yoon Yim9
Seon Hee Lim7
Eric J Cavanaugh7
13Dawon Kang
9Goh Eun Chung
9Jeong Yoon Yim
7Seon Hee Lim
7Eric J Cavanaugh
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This summary article presents an overview of the molecular relationships among the voltage-gated potassium channels and a standard nomenclature for them, which is derived from the IUPHAR Compendium of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels. The complete Compendium, including data tables for each member of the potassium channel family can be found at(More)
Pungent chemicals such as allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), cinnamaldehyde, and allicin, produce nociceptive sensation by directly activating transient receptor potential A1 (TRPA1) expressed in sensory afferent neurons. In this study, we found that pungent chemicals added to the pipette or bath solution easily activated TRPA1 in cell-attached patches but failed(More)
Magnocellular neurosecretory cells (MNCs) were isolated from the supraoptic nucleus of rat hypothalamus, and properties of K(+) channels that may regulate the resting membrane potential and the excitability of MNCs were studied. MNCs showed large transient outward currents, typical of vasopressin- and oxytocin-releasing neurons. K(+) channels in MNCs were(More)
  • Suk Jae Kim, Gyeong Joon Moon, Yeon Hee Cho, Ho Young Kang, Na Kyum Hyung, Donghee Kim +3 others
  • 2012
Preclinical and clinical studies have shown that the application of CD105(+) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is feasible and may lead to recovery after stroke. In addition, circulating microparticles are reportedly functional in various disease conditions. We tested the levels of circulating CD105(+) microparticles in patients with acute ischemic stroke. The(More)
Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons express mRNAs for many two-pore domain K(+) (K(2P)) channels that behave as background K(+) channels. To identify functional background K(+) channels in DRG neurons, we examined the properties of single-channel openings from cell-attached and inside-out patches from the cell bodies of DRG neurons. We found seven types of(More)
Cerebellar granule neurons express a standing outward (background) K+ current (I(K,SO)) that regulates the resting membrane potential and cell excitability. As several tandem-pore (2P) K+ channel mRNAs are highly expressed in cerebellar granule cells, we studied whether, and which, 2P K+ channels contribute to I(K,SO). I(K,SO) was highly sensitive to(More)
TRPA1 is an ion channel and has been proposed as a thermosensor across species. In invertebrate and ancestral vertebrates such as fly, mosquito, frog, lizard and snakes, TRPA1 serves as a heat receptor, a sensory input utilized for heat avoidance or infrared detection. However, in mammals, whether TRPA1 is a receptor for noxious cold is highly(More)
Background K+ channels whose subunit contains four transmembrane segments and two pore-forming domains (4TM/2P) have been cloned recently. We studied whether 4TM/2P K+ channels are functionally expressed in astrocytes that are known to have a large background (resting) K+ conductance and a large resting membrane potential. Reverse transcriptase-PCR analysis(More)
Abundantly expressed in pain-sensing neurons, TRPV1, TRPA1 and TRPM8 are major cellular sensors of thermal, chemical and mechanical stimuli. The function of these ion channels has been attributed to their selective permeation of small cations (e.g., Ca2+, Na+ and K+), and the ion selectivity has been assumed to be an invariant fingerprint to a given(More)
TREK-1, TREK-2 and TRAAK are members of the two-pore domain K+ (K2P) channel family and are activated by membrane stretch and free fatty acids. TREK-1 has been shown to be sensitive to temperature in expression systems. We studied the temperature-sensitivity of TREK-2 and TRAAK in COS-7 cells and in neuronal cells. In transfected COS-7 cells, TREK-2 and(More)