Jhon-Jairo Sutachan

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Scaffolding proteins play a critical role in the proper development and function of neural circuits. In contrast to the case for excitatory circuits, in which the role of several scaffolding proteins has been characterized, less is known about the scaffolding proteins that regulate inhibitory neurotransmission. The ankyrin repeat-rich membrane spanning(More)
Fura-2 is one of the most widely used cytoplasmic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]cyt) sensors. In studies using isolated dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, the loading of Fura-2 AM is often facilitated by the use of pluronic F-127. In preliminary studies, we detected that the use of pluronic F-127 appeared to be affecting the depolarization-evoked [Ca2+]cyt transient in DRG(More)
Transient increases in extracellular K+ are observed under various conditions, including repetitive neuronal firing, anoxia, ischemia and hypoglycemic coma. We studied changes in cytoplasmic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]cyt) evoked by pulses of KCl in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells and rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons at 37 degrees C. A "pulse" of KCl evoked two(More)
BACKGROUND Calmodulin (CaM) activation by Ca(2+), its translocation to the nucleus, and stimulation of phosphorylation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate response element-binding protein (CREB) (P-CREB) are necessary for new gene expression and have been linked to long-term potentiation, a process important in memory formation. Because isoflurane affects(More)
In SH-SY5Y cells we have shown that stimulation with high extracellular K+ ([K+]e) evokes a transient increase in cytoplasmic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]cyt) (K+on) that is triggered by the opening of voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels and followed by Ca2+ -induced Ca2+ release from the endoplasmic reticulum (Xu, F., Zhang, J., Recio-Pinto, E. and Blanck, T.J., Halothane and(More)
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