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  • Marina P Antoch, Eun-Joo Song, Anne-Marie Chang, Martha Hotz Vitaterna, Yaliang Zhao, Lisa D Wilsbacher +4 others
  • 1997
As a complementary approach to positional cloning, we used in vivo complementation with bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones expressed in transgenic mice to identify the circadian Clock gene. A 140 kb BAC transgene completely rescued both the long period and the loss-of-rhythm phenotypes in Clock mutant mice. Analysis with overlapping BAC transgenes(More)
The M2 ion channel proteins of influenza A and B viruses are essential to viral replication. The two ion channels share a common motif, HXXXW, that is responsible for proton selectivity and activation. The ion channel for the influenza A virus, but not influenza B virus, is inhibited by the antiviral drug amantadine and amantadine-resistant escape mutants(More)
We performed genome-wide chemical mutagenesis of C57BL/6J mice using N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU). Electroretinographic screening of the third generation offspring revealed two G3 individuals from one G1 family with a normal a-wave but lacking the b-wave that we named nob4. The mutation was transmitted with a recessive mode of inheritance and mapped to(More)
An electroretinogram (ERG) screen identified a mouse with a normal a-wave but lacking a b-wave, and as such it was designated no b-wave3 (nob3). The nob3 phenotype mapped to chromosome 11 in a region containing the metabotropic glutamate receptor 6 gene (Grm6). Sequence analyses of cDNA identified a splicing error in Grm6, introducing an insertion and an(More)
  • Aruna D. Balgi, Jun Wang, Daphne Y. H. Cheng, Chunlong Ma, Tom A. Pfeifer, Yoko Shimizu +5 others
  • 2013
The M2 proton channel of the influenza A virus is the target of the anti-influenza drugs amantadine and rimantadine. The effectiveness of these drugs has been dramatically limited by the rapid spread of drug resistant mutations, mainly at sites S31N, V27A and L26F in the pore of the channel. Despite progress in designing inhibitors of V27A and L26F M2,(More)
X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS) is a common form of inherited macular degeneration caused by mutations in the RS1 gene. Whereas the role of RS1 has been implicated in the synaptic structure as well as layer organization in the retina, the pathological effect of a defective RS1 gene on the synaptic interaction between photoreceptor cells and second-order(More)
During a conventional whole-cell patch clamp experiment, diffusible cytosolic ions or molecules absent in the pipette solution can become diluted by a factor of one million or more, leading to diminished current or fluorescent signals. Existing methods to prevent or limit cytosol diffusion include reducing the diameter of the pipette's orifice, adding(More)
We used two-dimensional quantitative trait locus analysis to identify interacting genetic loci that contribute to the native airway constrictor hyperresponsiveness to methacholine that characterizes A/J mice, relative to C57BL/6J mice. We quantified airway responsiveness to intravenous methacholine boluses in eighty-eight (C57BL/6J X A/J) F₂ and(More)
With a conventional patch-clamp electrode, an Ag/AgCl wire sits stationary inside the pipette. To move from the gigaseal cell-attached configuration to whole-cell recording, suction is applied inside the pipette. We have designed and developed a novel Pushpen patch-clamp electrode, in which a W wire insulated and wound with Ag/AgCl wire can move linearly(More)
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