Kris J Alden

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Calcium channels modulate cell function by controlling Ca(2+) influx. A main component of these proteins is the alpha 2/delta subunit. Nevertheless, how this subunit regulates channel activity in situ is unclear. Gabapentin (GBP), an analgesic and anti-epileptic agent with an unknown mechanism of action, specifically binds to the alpha 2/delta subunit.(More)
The skeletal muscle L-type calcium channel or dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR) plays an integral role in excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling. Its activation initiates three sequential events: charge movement (Q(r)), calcium release, and calcium current (I(Ca,L)). This relationship suggests that changes in Q(r) might affect release and I(Ca,L). Here we(More)
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