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Voltage-gated sodium channel α subunit type I (Nav1.1, encoded by SCN1A gene) plays a critical role in the initiation of action potential in the central nervous system. Downregulated expression of SCN1A is believed to be associated with epilepsy. Here, we found that the SCN1A promoter (P1c), located at the 5′ untranslated exon 1c, drove the reporter gene(More)
To identify the transcriptional promoters in the proximal regions of human microRNA (miRNA) genes, we analyzed the 5' flanking regions of intergenic miRNAs and intronic miRNAs. With the TSSG program prediction, we found that the ratio of intronic-s miRNA genes with a least one promoter was significantly lower than those of intergenic miRNA genes and(More)
Voltage-gated sodium channel α-subunit type III (Na(v)1.3) is mainly expressed in the central nervous system and is associated with neurological disorders. The expression of mouse Scn3a product (Na(v)1.3) mainly occurs in embryonic and early postnatal brain but not in adult brain. Here, we report for the first time the identification and characterization of(More)
LIM kinase 1 (LIMK1), a cytosolic serine/threonine kinase, regulates actin filament dynamics and reorganization and is involved in neuronal development and brain function. Abnormal expression of LIMK1 is associated with several neurological disorders. In this study, we performed a conservation analysis using Vector NTI (8.0) software. The dualluciferase(More)
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