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GABA(A) receptors in the CNS are pentameric molecules composed of alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon and theta subunits. Studies on transfected cells have shown that GABA(A) receptor beta subunit isoforms can direct alpha1 subunit localization within the cell. To examine the role of selected subunits in governing GABA(A) receptor expression in neurons,(More)
The serotonin type 3(A) receptor (5-HT3(A)R) is a ligand-gated ion channel (LGIC) that modulates a diverse set of cognitive and physiological functions. The 5-HT3(A)R, as with other LGICs, is a pentameric ion channel comprising five glycoprotein subunits. Although the N-terminal of the 5-HT3(A)R contains three putative N-linked glycosylation sites, the(More)
The 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3A receptor (5-HT3AR) is a ligand-gated cation channel activated by serotonin. This receptor is expressed throughout the nervous system as well as in the pituitary gland. Although it has been documented that the 5-HT3AR modulates exocytosis in neurons, its role in the pituitary gland has not been determined. Previous research(More)
The high mobility group factor NUPR1, also known as p8 and com1, plays a role in temporal expression of the beta subunit of luteinizing hormone, LHB, during gonadotroph development. At Embryonic Day (e) 16.5, LHB is detectable in wild-type (Nupr1(+/+)) but not Nupr1 knockout (Nupr1(-/-)) mice. LHB is initiated by e17.5 in Nupr1(-/-) mice, and expression is(More)
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