Shiho Tsunoda

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Complementary DNAs (cDNAs) from mSlo, a gene encoding calcium-activated potassium channels, were isolated from mouse brain and skeletal muscle, sequenced, and expressed in Xenopus oocytes. The mSlo-encoded channel resembled "maxi" or BK (high conductance) channel types; single channel conductance was 272 picosiemens with symmetrical potassium(More)
In this study, we perform the first genetic analysis of K+ currents in Drosophila embryonic neurons revealing the identity of the currents present. Unlike muscles, where the presence of Shaker is obvious, Shaker currents are not detectable in these neurons. In contrast, we show that Shal is as important in these neuronal cell bodies as Shaker is in muscles.(More)
The delayed rectifier K+ current in Drosophila is similar to the classical delayed rectifier, originally described by Hodgkin and Huxley. Drosophila provides unique tools of mutant analysis to unambiguously determine the genetic identity of this native K+ current. We identified the Shab gene as the exclusive gene underlying delayed rectifier currents in(More)
We have conducted an in silico data base search for and cloned a novel G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) named TG1019. Dot and Northern blotting analyses showed that transcripts of the novel GPCR were expressed in various tissues except brain, and the expression was more intense in liver, kidney, peripheral leukocyte, lung, and spleen than in other tissues.(More)
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