Sergey Yechikhov

Learn More
It was shown that increased excitability in neurons underlying epilepsies would be maintained by abnormalities in protein phosphorylation systems. This study was initiated to compare the functioning of Ca(2+)/calmodulin- and cAMP-dependent systems of protein phosphorylation in homogenates of neocortex and hippocampus in three animal groups: genetically(More)
At the neuromuscular junction, the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) is specifically clustered in the postsynaptic membrane via interactions with rapsyn and other scaffolding proteins. However, it remains unclear where these proteins bind on the AChR and how the interactions are regulated. Here, we define a phosphorylation-dependent binding site on the receptor(More)
Analysis of extracellular recordings of evoked excitatory postsynaptic potentials and population spikes from rat hippocampal slices has previously revealed that repeated, brief exposures to high extracellular K(+) or to episodes of hypoxia induce a sustained (more than 3 h) hyperexcitability of CA1 pyramidal neurons accompanied with epileptiform activity(More)
At the developing vertebrate neuromuscular junction, postsynaptic localization of the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) is regulated by agrin signaling via the muscle specific kinase (MuSK) and requires an intracellular scaffolding protein called rapsyn. In addition to its structural role, rapsyn is also necessary for agrin-induced tyrosine phosphorylation of(More)
  • 1