Pingzheng Zhou

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The S4 segment and the S4-S5 linker of voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels are crucial for voltage sensing. Previous studies on the Shaker and Kv1.2 channels have shown that phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) exerts opposing effects on Kv channels, up-regulating the current amplitude, while decreasing the voltage sensitivity. Interactions(More)
Pharmacological augmentation of neuronal KCNQ muscarinic (M) currents by drugs such as retigabine (RTG) represents a first-in-class therapeutic to treat certain hyperexcitatory diseases by dampening neuronal firing. Whereas all five potassium channel subtypes (KCNQ1-KCNQ5) are found in the nervous system, KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 are the primary players that mediate(More)
The voltage-gated KCNQ1 potassium channel is expressed in cardiac tissues, and coassembly of KCNQ1 with an auxiliary KCNE1 subunit mediates a slowly activating current that accelerates the repolarization of action potential in cardiomyocytes. Mutations of KCNQ1 genes that result in reduction or loss of channel activity cause prolongation of repolarization(More)
Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels play important roles both in the control of heart rate and neuronal excitability. HCN channels open on hyperpolarization voltage, permeate to potassium and sodium, and generate an inward current, which is modulated by intracellular cAMP. HCN channels have been reported to involve in various(More)
BACKGROUND Selective inhibitors of human urate transporter 1 (hURAT1) are considered to be effective treatment for hyperuricemia and gout, which can reduce the reabsorption of more than 90% of uric acid in the proximal tubule of the kidney. We aimed to design and synthesize a more potent hURAT1 based on the structure of Lesinurad (LU), which was reported to(More)
Retigabine (RTG, [ethyl N-[2-amino-4-[(4-fluorophenyl)methyl]amino] phenyl] carbamate]) is a first-in-class antiepileptic drug that acts by potentiating neuronal KCNQ potassium channels; however, it has less than optimal brain distribution. In this study, we report that P-RTG (ethyl N-[2-amino-4-((4-fluorobenzyl)(prop-2-ynyl)amino)phenyl]carbamate), an RTG(More)
Human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) plays an important role in the development of tumors and has been investigated as a potent target for anticancer therapy. In the present study, we constructed a recombinant adenovirus, Ad-EGFP-C197 which was capable of expressing COOH‑terminal polypeptide of hTERT (amino acid 936-1,132, termed as C197 for the(More)
  • Ting Wu, Haixin Li, +4 authors Jianxin Pang
  • Pharmacological reports : PR
  • 2017
BACKGROUND Apigenin is a flavonoid compound, widely distributed in natural plants. Various studies have suggested that apigenin has inhibitory effects towards several drug transporters, such as the organic anion transporting (OAT) polypeptides, 1B1 and 1B3 (OATP1B1 and OATP1B3). However, the mechanism by which apigenin interacts with OAT1 has not been well(More)
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