Johann Schredelseker

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Endothelium in embryonic hematopoietic tissues generates hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells; however, it is unknown how its unique potential is specified. We show that transcription factor Scl/Tal1 is essential for both establishing the hematopoietic transcriptional program in hemogenic endothelium and preventing its misspecification to a cardiomyogenic(More)
In recent years, there has been a vast increase in structural and functional understanding of VDAC1, but VDAC2 and -3 have been understudied despite having many unique phenotypes. One reason for the paucity of structural and biochemical characterization of the VDAC2 and -3 isoforms stems from the inability of obtaining purified, functional protein. Here we(More)
Homozygous zebrafish of the mutant relaxed (red(ts25)) are paralyzed and die within days after hatching. A significant reduction of intramembrane charge movements and the lack of depolarization-induced but not caffeine-induced Ca(2+) transients suggested a defect in the skeletal muscle dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR). Sequencing of DHPR cDNAs indicated that(More)
Antonella Pirone, Johann Schredelseker, Petronel Tuluc, Elvira Gravino, Giuliana Fortunato, Bernhard E. Flucher, Antonella Carsana, Francesco Salvatore, and Manfred Grabner Department of Medical Genetics, Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, and Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria; Dipartimento di(More)
To identify the genetic locus responsible for malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) in an Italian family, we performed linkage analysis to recognized MHS loci. All MHS individuals showed cosegregation of informative markers close to the voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channel (Ca(V)) α(1S)-subunit gene (CACNA1S) with logarithm of odds (LOD)-score values that(More)
The paralyzed zebrafish strain relaxed carries a null mutation for the skeletal muscle dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR) beta(1a) subunit. Lack of beta(1a) results in (i) reduced membrane expression of the pore forming DHPR alpha(1S) subunit, (ii) elimination of alpha(1S) charge movement, and (iii) impediment of arrangement of the DHPRs in groups of four(More)
During skeletal muscle excitation-contraction (EC) coupling, membrane depolarizations activate the sarcolemmal voltage-gated L-type Ca(2+) channel (Ca(V)1.1). Ca(V)1.1 in turn triggers opening of the sarcoplasmic Ca(2+) release channel (RyR1) via interchannel protein-protein interaction to release Ca(2+) for myofibril contraction. Simultaneously to this EC(More)
The v-type ATPase is a membrane anchored, multi-subunit proton pump, which in freshwater fish appears to play a major role in ionoregulative processes in the apical membrane of specialized gill cells. Very little is known about free-living fish embryos and larvae that are exposed to hypo-osmotic conditions with spawning but do not have their gills fully(More)
Tightly regulated Ca(2+) homeostasis is a prerequisite for proper cardiac function. To dissect the regulatory network of cardiac Ca(2+) handling, we performed a chemical suppressor screen on zebrafish tremblor embryos, which suffer from Ca(2+) extrusion defects. Efsevin was identified based on its potent activity to restore coordinated contractions in(More)
In skeletal muscle excitation-contraction (EC) coupling the sarcolemmal L-type Ca(2+) channel or 1,4-dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR) transduces the membrane depolarization signal to the sarcoplasmic Ca(2+) release channel RyR1 via protein-protein interaction. While it is evident that the pore-forming and voltage-sensing DHPRalpha(1S) subunit is essential(More)
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