Matthew J. Mulcahy

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Mutations in TREX1 have been linked to a spectrum of human autoimmune diseases including Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS), familial chilblain lupus (FCL), systemic lupus erythematosus, and retinal vasculopathy and cerebral leukodystrophy. A common feature in these conditions is the frequent detection of antibodies to double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). TREX1(More)
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are pentameric cation channels expressed in the mammalian CNS, in the peripheral nervous system, and in skeletal muscle. Neuronal-type nAChRs are also found in several non-neuronal cell types, including leukocytes. Granulocytes are a subtype of leukocytes that include basophils, eosinophils, and neutrophils.(More)
The α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) is a ligand-gated ion channel widely expressed in vertebrates and is associated with numerous physiological functions. As transmembrane ion channels, α7-nAChRs need to be expressed on the surface of the plasma membrane to function. The receptor has been reported to associate with proteins involved with(More)
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