Dongxue Shao

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This study aimed to investigate the intracellular Mg(2+) regulation of the L-type Ca(2+) channels in guinea pig ventricular myocytes. By adopting the inside-out configuration of the patch clamp technique, single channel currents of the L-type Ca(2+) channels were recorded at different intracellular Mg(2+) concentrations ([Mg(2+)]i). At free [Mg(2+)]i of 0,(More)
Voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSC) have been linked to inherited forms of epilepsy. The expression and biophysical properties of VGSC in the hippocampal neuronal culture model have not been clarified. In order to evaluate mechanisms of epileptogenesis that are related to VGSC, we examined the expression and function of VGSC in the hippocampal neuronal(More)
The present study examined the binding of the individual N- and C-lobes of calmodulin (CaM) to Cav1.2 at different Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]) from ≈ free to 2mM, and found that they may bind to Cav1.2 Ca(2+)-dependently. In particular, using the patch-clamp technique, we confirmed that the N- or C-lobes can rescue the basal activity of Cav1.2 from(More)
Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) is one of the main active ingredients of Astragalus membranaceus. This study is aimed to investigate AS-IV׳s effects on Ca(2+) channel activity of single cardiomyocytes and single Ca(2+) channels. Whole-cell Ca(2+) currents in freshly dissociated cardiomyocytes were measured using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Single Ca(2+)(More)
To demonstrate the interaction of calpastatin (CS) domain L (CSL) with Cav1.2 channel, we investigated the binding of CSL with various C-terminus-derived peptides at≈free, 100 nM, 10 μM, and 1mM Ca(2+) by using the GST pull-down assay method. Besides binding with the IQ motif, CSL was also found to bind with the PreIQ motif. With increasing [Ca(2+)], the(More)
This study examined the bindings of calmodulin (CaM) and its mutants with the C- and N-terminal tails of the voltage-gated Ca2+ channel CaV1.2 at different CaM and Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+]) by using the pull-down assay method to obtain basic information on the binding mode, including its concentration- and Ca2+-dependencies. Our data show that more than(More)
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