Olena Iegorova

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A novel polypeptide, designated omega-Lsp-IA, which modulates P-type Ca(2+) channels, was purified from the venom of the spider Geolycosa sp. omega-Lsp-IA contains 47 amino acid residues and 4 intramolecular disulfide bridges. It belongs to a group of spider toxins affecting Ca(2+) channels and presumably forms the inhibitor cystine knot (ICK) fold.(More)
P-type calcium channels play a key role in the synaptic transmission between mammalian central neurons since a major part of calcium entering pre-synaptic terminals is delivered via these channels. Using conventional whole-cell patch clamp techniques we have studied the effect of mu-opioids on P-type calcium channels in acutely isolated Purkinje neurons(More)
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