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The ionotropic glutamate receptor GluR6 exhibits strongly and rapidly desensitizing current responses. Treatment of heterologically expressed GluR6 with the lectin concanavalin A (ConA) in Xenopus oocytes as well as in human embryonic kidney-293 cells results in a considerable increase of the steady-state current, presumably by inhibiting receptor(More)
Reactive oxygen species are involved in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease and neurodegenerative diseases. Here we report that Tempamine (TMN), a stable radical with antioxidant and proapoptotic activities, when encapsulated in the intraliposome aqueous phase of pegylated (<100 nm) nanoliposomes (nSSL), is efficient in(More)
The kainate receptors GluR6 and GluR7 differ considerably in their ion channel properties, despite sharing 86% amino acid sequence identity. When expressed in Xenopus oocytes GluR6 conducts large agonist-evoked currents, whereas GluR7 lacks measurable currents. In the present study, we localized the determinants that are responsible for the functional(More)
We report here the design, development and performance of a novel formulation of liposome- encapsulated glucocorticoids (GCs). A highly efficient (>90%) and stable GC encapsulation was obtained based on a transmembrane calcium acetate gradient driving the active accumulation of an amphipathic weak acid GC pro-drug into the intraliposome aqueous compartment,(More)
Available treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) require frequent injections and have significant side effects. In this study, we examined the immunomodulatory properties of orally administered triptolide, a major diterpenoid triepoxide isolated from a twining vine Tripterygium wilfordii. SJL/J mice were primed with PLP(139-151) peptide and orally treated(More)
Kainate-binding proteins belong to an elusive class of putative ionotropic glutamate receptors that to date have not been shown to form functional ion channels in heterologous expression systems, despite binding glutamatergic agonists with high affinity. To test the hypothesis that inefficient or interrupted signal transduction from the ligand-binding site(More)
The halogenated willardiines are agonists at the alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) subtype of glutamate receptors. Although they differ only by the nature of the halogen substituent, they display marked differences in their efficacy to activate the receptor channel opening and in causing desensitization. We have studied the(More)
The present study shows the advantages of liposome-based nano-drugs as a novel strategy of delivering active pharmaceutical ingredients for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases that involve neuroinflammation. We used the most common animal model for multiple sclerosis (MS), mice experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The main challenges to(More)
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