Jennifer Cirone

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The specific mechanisms underlying general anesthesia are primarily unknown. The intravenous general anesthetic etomidate acts by potentiating GABA(A) receptors, with selectivity for beta2 and beta3 subunit-containing receptors determined by a single asparagine residue. We generated a genetically modified mouse containing an etomidate-insensitive beta2(More)
BACKGROUND The authors have previously described that the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptor beta 2N265S mutation results in a knock-in mouse with reduced sensitivity to etomidate. After recovery from etomidate anesthesia, these mice have improved motor performance and less slow wave sleep. Because most clinically used anesthetics produce(More)
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