Ming-ming Wu

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Na(+) channels are often spliced but little is known about the functional consequences of splicing. We have been studying the regulation of Na(+) current inactivation in an electric fish model in which systematic variation in the rate of inactivation of the electric organ Na(+) current shapes the electric organ discharge (EOD), a sexually dimorphic,(More)
The sodium channel beta1 subunit affects sodium channel gating and surface density, but little is known about the factors that regulate beta1 expression or its participation in the fine control of cellular excitability. In this study we examined whether graded expression of the beta1 subunit contributes to the gradient in sodium current inactivation, which(More)
A Ca2+-activated nonselective cation channel (NSCCa) is found in principal cells of the mouse cortical collecting duct (CCD). However, the molecular identity of this channel remains unclear. We used mpkCCDc14 cells, a mouse CCD principal cell line, to determine whether NSCCa represents the transient receptor potential (TRP) channel, the melastatin subfamily(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The molecular identity of calcium-activated chloride channels (CaCCs) in vascular endothelial cells remains unknown. This study sought to identify whether anoctamin-1 (Ano1, also known as TMEM16A) functions as a CaCC and whether hypoxia alters the biophysical properties of Ano1 in mouse cardiac vascular endothelial cells (CVECs). (More)
The case of a patient with surgically proven internal herniation of a loop of ileum through the sigmoid mesocolon is described. This 66-year-old man presented clinically with acute lower abdominal pain and an elevated white blood cell count. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed a thickened bowel loop with "bird-beak" appearance in the pelvis, centered(More)
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