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G protein-gated potassium (Kir3) channels are important for controlling neuronal excitability in the brain. Using a proteomics approach, we have identified a unique rodent intracellular protein, sorting nexin 27 (SNX27), which regulates the trafficking of Kir3 channels. Like most sorting nexins, SNX27 possesses a functional PX domain that selectively binds(More)
Myosin VI, found in organisms from Caenorhabditis elegans to humans, is essential for auditory and vestibular function in mammals, since genetic mutations lead to hearing impairment and vestibular dysfunction in both humans and mice. Here, we show that a missense mutation in this molecular motor in an ENU-generated mouse model, Tailchaser, disrupts myosin(More)
Joint visual attention is a critical aspect of typical human interactions. Psychophysics experiments indicate that people exhibit strong reflexive attention shifts in the direction of another person's gaze, but not in the direction of non-social cues such as arrows. In this experiment, we ask whether robot gaze elicits the same reflexive cueing effect as(More)
Control of surface expression of inwardly rectifying potassium (Kir) channels is important for regulating membrane excitability. Kir2 channels have been shown to interact directly with PDZ-containing proteins in the postsynaptic density (PSD). These scaffold proteins, such as PSD95, bind to Kir2.1 channels via a PDZ-binding motif (T/S-x-Phi) in the(More)
In 2008, there were more than 5,000 motorcycle crash fatalities in the United States. Many states have motorcycle helmet laws that are meant to protect riders during a crash. After recruiting motorcycle occupants injured in crashes, a protocol was established to scan three different types of motorcycle helmets commonly worn (cap, ¾ shield, and full face(More)
Online trackers compile profiles on users for targeting ads, customizing websites, and selling users' information. In this paper, we report on the first detailed study of the perceived benefits and risks of tracking—and the reasons behind them—conducted in the context of users' own browsing histories. Prior work has studied this in the abstract; in(More)
Plasmodium falciparum antigens expressed on the surface of infected erythrocytes are important targets of naturally acquired immunity against malaria, but their high number and variability provide the pathogen with a powerful means of escape from host antibodies. Although broadly reactive antibodies against these antigens could be useful as therapeutics and(More)
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