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The cardiac G protein-gated K+ channel, IKACh, is directly activated by G protein beta gamma subunits (Gbeta gamma). IKAChis composed of two inward rectifier K+ channel subunits, GIRK1 and GIRK4. Gbeta gamma binds to both GIRK1 and GIRK4 subunits of the heteromultimeric IKACh. Here we delineate the Gbeta gamma binding regions of IKACh by studying direct(More)
G protein-gated inwardly rectifying potassium (GIRK) channels are a family of K(+)-selective ion channels that slow the firing rate of neurons and cardiac myocytes. GIRK channels are directly bound and activated by the G protein G beta gamma subunit. As heterotetramers, they comprise the GIRK1 and the GIRK2, -3, or -4 subunits. Here we show that GIRK1 but(More)
The hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) contains the primary circadian pacemaker in mammals, and transmits circadian signals by diurnal modulation of neuronal firing frequency. The ionic mechanisms underlying the circadian regulation of firing frequency are unknown, but may involve changes in membrane potential and voltage-gated ion channels. Here we(More)
The effect of preventive human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination on the reduction of the cervical cancer (CC) burden will not be known for 30 years. Therefore, it's still necessary to improve the procedures for CC screening and treatment. The objective of this study was to identify and characterize cellular targets that could be considered potential markers(More)
The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 3 (CDKN3) gene, involved in mitosis, is upregulated in cervical cancer (CC). We investigated CDKN3 mRNA as a survival biomarker and potential therapeutic target for CC. CDKN3 mRNA was measured in 134 CC and 25 controls by quantitative PCR. A 5-year survival study was conducted in 121 of these CC patients. Furthermore,(More)
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