Frank Wunder

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Structural and functional diversity of voltage-gated Kv1-type potassium channels in rat brain is enhanced by the association of two different types of subunits, the membrane-bound, poreforming alpha-subunits and a peripheral beta-subunit. We have cloned a beta-subunit (Kv beta 1) that is specifically expressed in the rat nervous system. Association of Kv(More)
We have cloned a mammalian (rat) homologue of Drosophila ether á go-go (eag) cDNA, which encodes a distinct type of voltage activated potassium (K) channel. The derived Drosophila and rat eag polypeptides share > 670 amino acids, with a sequence identity of 61%, exhibiting a high degree of similarity at the N-terminus, the hydrophobic core including the(More)
Tissue expression and distribution of the high-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K+ channel Slo was investigated in rat brain by immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization, and radioligand binding using the novel high-affinity (Kd 22 pM) ligand [3H]iberiotoxin-D19C ([3H]IbTX-D19C), which is an analog of the selective maxi-K peptidyl blocker IbTX. A(More)
A large variety of potassium channels is involved in regulating integration and transmission of electrical signals in the nervous system. Different types of neurons, therefore, require specific patterns of potassium channel subunits expression and specific regulation of subunit coassembly into heteromultimeric channels, as well as subunit-specific sorting(More)
Previously, we characterized a Shaker-related family of voltage-gated potassium channels (RCK) in rat brain. Now, we describe a second family of voltage-gated potassium channels in the rat nervous system. This family is related to the Drosophila Shaw gene and has been dubbed Raw. In contrast to the RCK potassium channel family the Raw family utilizes(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) have been implicated in the pathophysiology of inflammatory and cardiovascular disorders. Their actions are mediated by CysLT(1) and CysLT(2) receptors. Here we report the discovery of 3-({[(1S,3S)-3-carboxycyclohexyl]amino}carbonyl)-4-(3-{4-[4-(cyclo-hexyloxy)butoxy]phenyl}propoxy) benzoic acid(More)
1. Soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) is the only proven receptor for the ubiquitous biological messenger nitric oxide (NO) and is intimately involved in many signal transduction pathways, most notably in regulating vascular tone and platelet function. sGC is a heterodimeric (alpha/ss) protein that converts GTP to cyclic GMP; NO binds to its prosthetic haem(More)
A rat brain cDNA (Raw3) related to the Drosophila Shaw K+ channel family has been characterized. Raw3 cRNA leads to the formation of TEA-insensitive, fast inactivating (A-type) K+ channels when injected into Xenopus laevis oocytes. Raw3 channels have markedly different properties from the previously cloned rat A-type K+ channel RCK4, Raw3 channels operate(More)
Soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC), a heterodimeric hemeprotein, is the only receptor for the biological messenger nitric oxide (NO) identified to date and is intimately involved in various signal transduction pathways. By using the recently discovered NO- and heme-independent sGC activator BAY 58-2667 and a novel cGMP reporter cell, we could distinguish(More)
A novel potassium channel beta-subunit (Kv beta 3) was cloned from rat brain being the third member of a Kv beta subunit gene family. It is a protein of 403 amino acid residues with a 68% amino acid sequence homology to Kv beta 1.1. Kv beta 3 is primarily expressed in rat brain having a distribution distinct to those of Kv beta 1.1 and Kv beta 2. This(More)