Lianne M Davis

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INTRODUCTION Gap junction channels are major determinants of intercellular resistance to current flow between cardiac myocytes. Alterations in gap junctions may contribute to development of arrhythmia substrates in patients. However, there is significant interspecies variation in the types and amounts of gap junction subunit proteins (connexins) expressed(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to characterize the connexin phenotypes of selected regions of the canine heart with different conduction properties to determine whether variations in connexin expression might contribute to the differences in intercellular resistance and conduction velocity that occur in different cardiac tissues. BACKGROUND Gap junctions connect(More)
To characterize the role of the gap junction protein connexin43 (Cx43) in ventricular conduction, we studied hearts of mice with targeted deletion of the Cx43 gene. Mice homozygous for the Cx43 null mutation (Cx43 -/-) die shortly after birth. Attempts to record electrical activity in neonatal Cx43 -/- hearts (n = 5) were unsuccessful. Ventricular(More)
Gap junctions contain channels which allow the exchange of ions and small molecules between adjacent cells. In the heart, these channels are crucial for normal intercellular current flow and the propagation of action potentials throughout the myocardium. Molecular cloning studies have demonstrated that these channels are formed by members of a family of(More)
Electrical activation of the heart requires transfer of current from one discrete cardiac myocyte to another, a process that occurs at gap junctions. Recent advances in knowledge have established that, like most differentiated cells, individual cardiac myocytes express multiple gap junction channel proteins that are members of a multigene family of channel(More)
Mammalian cardiac myocytes express multiple gap junction channel proteins or connexins. Expression patterns of the avian homologues of the mammalian cardiac connexins change during cardiac morphogenesis in association with changes in the electrophysiologic properties of intercellular junctions in chick cardiac myocytes. To determine whether expression of(More)
Hydroxyapatite column chromatography elution profile reveals characteristic differences between monoamine oxidase (MAO) isolated from normal human plasma and from patients with hemochromatosis having hepatic fibrosis. In normal plasma, the alpha form constitutes about 84% of the enzyme, with the remainder in the beta and gamma forms. By contrast, in(More)
Cell lines dependent for growth upon an inducer T-cell synthesized glycoprotein factor interleukin-3 have been derived from continuous mouse bone marrow cultures. These factor-dependent (FD) lines have been shown to be multipotential (erythroid/basophil/neutrophil) or (eosinophil/basophil/neutrophil); or are unipotent basophil or neutrophil granulocyte cell(More)
INTRODUCTION Gap junctions connect cardiac myocytes allowing propagation of action potentials. They contain intercellular channels formed by multiple different connexin proteins. The arrangement and type of gap junctions and the types, function, and interaction of connexin proteins determine intercellular resistance and can thereby influence conduction(More)
Siamycin I disrupts growth and quorum sensing in Enterococcus faecalis. Using purified intact protein, we demonstrate here that quorum membrane sensor kinase FsrC is a direct target of siamycin I, reducing pheromone-stimulated autophosphorylation activity by up to 91%. Inhibition was non-competitive with ATP as substrate. Other ATP-binding enzymes were also(More)
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