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Determining the subcellular localization of the L1 ORF2 protein (ORF2p) has been impossible to date because of technical limitations in detecting either endogenous or overexpressed forms of the protein. Here we report visualization of the full-length ORF2p in cultured human cells following expression in a modified vaccinia virus/T7 RNA polymerase (MVA/T7RP)(More)
TMEM16C belongs to the TMEM16 family, which includes the Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channels TMEM16A and TMEM16B and a small-conductance, Ca(2+)-activated, nonselective cation channel (SCAN), TMEM16F. We found that in rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) TMEM16C was expressed mainly in the IB4-positive, non-peptidergic nociceptors that also express the(More)
LINE1 (L1) retrotransposons are genetic elements that are present in all mammalian genomes. L1s are active in both humans and mice, and are capable of copying themselves and inserting the copy into a new genomic location. These de novo insertions occasionally result in disease. Endogenous L1 retrotransposons can be modified to increase their activity and(More)
Shyness and social anxiety are predominant features of some psychiatric disorders including autism, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. Understanding the cellular and molecular determinants of sociability may reveal therapeutic approaches to treat individuals with these disorders and improve their quality of life. Previous experiments from our laboratory(More)
The nonselective cation channel TRPC4 has been shown to be present in high abundance in the corticolimbic regions of the brain and play a pivotal role in modulating cellular excitability due to their involvement in intracellular Ca 2+ regulation. Recently we reported their involvement in socialization and regulating anxiety-­ like behaviors in rats. Given(More)
e TRPC4 channel is a nonselective cation channel that is widely expressed in lateral septum, hippocampus and pre-frontal cortex (PFC). ese areas receive extensive input from dopamine (DA) neurons originating in the ventral teg-mental area (VTA) 1. ese DA neurons are involved in the modulation of reward systems and stress. We have reported the TRPC4 protein(More)
In wild type (WT) tracheal epithelial cells, ciliary basal bodies are oriented such that all cilia on the cell surface beat in the same upward direction. This precise alignment of basal bodies and, as a result, the ciliary axoneme, is termed rotational planar cell polarity (PCP). Rotational PCP in the multi-ciliated epithelial cells of the trachea is(More)
To develop a technique that maximizes the encapsulation of functional proteins within neutrally charged, fully PEGylated and nanoscale polymer vesicles (i.e., polymersomes). Three conventional vesicle formation methods were utilized for encapsulation of myoglobin (Mb) in polymersomes of varying size, PEG length, and membrane thickness. Mb concentrations(More)
TMEM16C belongs to the TMEM16 family, which includes the Ca 2+-activated Cl – channels (CaCCs) TMEM16A and TMEM16B and a small conductance Ca 2+-activated, non-selective cation channel (SCAN), TMEM16F. Here we report that in rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) TMEM16C is expressed mainly in the IB4 positive, non-peptidergic nociceptors that also express the(More)