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P2X receptors are ion channels gated by extracellular ATP. We report here cloning of a P2X(2) receptor splice variant (P2X(2-2)) carrying a 207 bp deletion in the intracellular C-terminus and the analysis of the corresponding genomic structure of the P2X(2) gene. P2X(2-2) is as highly expressed as the original P2X(2) sequence in various tissues.(More)
The action of the endogenous divalent cation zinc on Ca2+ and Ca2(+)-dependent currents was studied in rat hippocampal CA1 and CA3 neurons in vitro, by means of a single electrode voltage clamp technique. Bath application of zinc (0.5-1 microM) produced a small membrane depolarization associated with an increase in synaptic noise and cell excitability and a(More)
The biosynthesis of cephalosporins involving a thiozolidine ring expansion is catalyzed by deacetoxycephalosporin C synthase (DAOCS). In this study, three DAOCS isozymes were cloned and expressed as active enzymes together with Streptomyces jumonjinensis DAOCS that was newly isolated and partially characterized. The enzymes showed excellent substrate(More)
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