Lauriane Y. M. Michel

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Isoform 3 of the Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX3) is crucial for maintaining intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i) homeostasis in excitable tissues. In this sense NCX3 plays a key role in neuronal excitotoxicity and Ca(2+) extrusion during skeletal muscle relaxation. Alternative splicing generates two variants (NCX3-AC and NCX3-B). Here, we demonstrated that NCX3(More)
The Na²⁺-Ca²⁺ exchanger (NCX) is critical for Ca²⁺ homeostasis throughout the body. Of the three isoforms in the NCX family, NCX1 has been extensively studied, providing a good basis for understanding the molecular aspects of the NCX family, including structural resemblances, stoichiometry, and mechanism of exchange. However, the tissue expression of the(More)
Ca2+ disturbances are observed when Ca2+-dependent cysteine proteases malfunction, causing muscle weakness and wasting. For example, loss of calpain-3 (CAPN3) activity leads to limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2A (LGMD2A). In neuronal excitotoxicity, the cleavage of the Na+-Ca2+ exchanger isoform 3 (NCX3) has been associated with an increase in activity and(More)
Isoform 3 of the Na+-Ca2+ exchanger (NCX3) participates in the Ca2+ fluxes across the plasma membrane. Among the NCX family, NCX3 carries out a peculiar role due to its specific functions in skeletal muscle and the immune system and to its neuroprotective effect under stress exposure. In this context, proper understanding of the regulation of NCX3 is(More)
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