Marie L Kelly

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The Na(+)-driven Cl-HCO(3) exchanger (NDCBE or SLC4A8) is a member of the solute carrier 4 (SLC4) family of HCO(3)(-) transporters, which includes products of 10 genes with similar sequences. Most SLC4 members play important roles in regulating intracellular pH (pH(i)). Physiological studies suggest that NDCBE is a major pH(i) regulator in at least(More)
SNAREs (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive fusion factor attachment protein receptors) are ubiquitous proteins that direct vesicular trafficking and exocytosis. In neurons, SNAREs act to mediate release of neurotransmitters, which is a carefully regulated process. Calcium influx has long been shown to be the key trigger of release. However, calcium alone(More)
Cholinergic synaptic vesicles were isolated from the electric organ of Torpedo californica. Vesicle membrane proteins were reconstituted into planar lipid bilayers by the nystatin/ergosterol fusion technique. After fusion, a variety of ion channels were observed. Here we identify four channels and describe two of them in detail. The two channels share a(More)
NCBE (SLC4A10) is a member of the SLC4 family of bicarbonate transporters, several of which play important roles in intracellular-pH regulation and transepithelial HCO(3)(-) transport. Here we characterize a new antibody that was generated in rabbit against a fusion protein consisting of maltose-binding protein and the first 135 amino acids (aa) of the(More)
The five known Na-coupled HCO(3)(-) transporters (NCBTs) of the solute carrier 4 (SLC4) family play important roles in pH regulation and transepithelial HCO(3)(-) transport. Nearly all of the NCBTs have multiple splice variants. One particular NCBT, the electroneutral Na/HCO(3)(-) cotransporter NBCn2 (SLC4A10), which is predominantly expressed in brain, has(More)
Cholinergic synaptic vesicles were isolated from Torpedo californica and subjected to repeated freeze/thraw (F/T) cycles. Both vesicular (trapped) and released (free) ATP were measured after each cycle. It was found that a constant percentage of vesicular content was released during each F/T cycle. In solutions low in Ca2+ and Mg2+ and high in sucrose, 25%(More)
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