Monika Weiser

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The expression of the voltage-gated K(+)-channel subunit Kv3.1b in the developing hippocampus was determined by immunoblot and immunohistochemical techniques. Kv3.1b protein was detected first at postnatal day (P) 8. The Kv3.1b-immunopositive cell number per tissue section reached a maximum at P14 and was maintained through P40. In contrast, the Kv3.1b(More)
Potassium channels play major roles in the regulation of many aspects of neuronal excitability. These channels are particularly well suited for such multiplicity of roles since there is a large diversity of channel types. This diversity contributes to the ability of specific neurons (and possibly different regions of the same neuron) to respond uniquely to(More)
The finding that some K+ channel mRNAs are restricted to certain populations of neurons in the CNS suggests that there are K+ channels tailored to certain neuronal circuits. One such example are the transcripts from the KV3.2 gene, the majority of which are expressed in thalamic relay neurons. To gain insights into the specific roles of KV3.2 subunits, site(More)
Voltage-gated potassium channels constitute the largest group of heteromeric ion channels discovered to date. Over 20 genes have been isolated, encoding different channel subunit proteins which form functional tetrameric K+ channels. We have analyzed the subcellular localization of subunit Kv3.1b, a member of the Kv3 (Shaw-like) subfamily, in rat brain at(More)
The family of mammalian genes related to the Drosophila Shaker gene, consisting of four subfamilies, is thought to encode subunits of tetrameric voltage-gated K+ channels. There is compelling evidence that subunits of the same subfamily, but not of different subfamilies, form heteromultimeric channels in vitro, and thus, each gene subfamily is postulated to(More)
Northern blot analysis and in situ hybridization studies reveal the highly localized expression in rat brain of transcripts from a gene (KShIIIA) encoding components for voltage-gated K+ channels. KShIIIA expression is particularly prominent throughout the dorsal thalamus. The expression of KShIIIA is compared to that of a closely related gene, here called(More)
We studied the time course of the entry of galactose into human erythrocytes from an external concentration of 500 mM, and analyzed the data by an integrated rate equation treatment. We found evidence for only a single, high-affinity site for sugar at the inner face of the membrane. We studied the effect of pre-loading cells with galactose at various(More)
Although the molecular and cellular responses to injury in the central nervous system (CNS) have been widely investigated, few studies have examined the potential variations between direct and indirect neuronal injury. To differentiate between the response to axotomy and deafferentation, two central cholinergic populations were analyzed: the horizontal limb(More)
We summarized here two distinctively interesting observations made in the DA neuronal circuitry implicated in Parkinson's disease. When a micro-knife lesion transecting the MFB was placed rostral to the SNc, the following two molecular events were observed. (i) There is a sequential gene expression of Fos, an immediate early gene, in the postsynaptic,(More)