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L-type Ca(2+) channels in native tissues have been found to contain a pore-forming alpha(1) subunit that is often truncated at the C terminus. However, the C terminus contains many important domains that regulate channel function. To test the hypothesis that C-terminal fragments may associate with and regulate C-terminal-truncated alpha(1C) (Ca(V)1.2)(More)
Although most L-type calcium channel alpha(1C) subunits isolated from heart or brain are approximately 190-kDa proteins that lack approximately 50 kDa of the C terminus, the C-terminal domain is present in intact cells. To test the hypothesis that the C terminus is processed but remains functionally associated with the channels, expressed, full-length(More)
In the present study, we investigated the role of channel subunits in the membrane targeting of voltage-dependent L-type calcium channel complexes. We co-expressed the calcium channel pore-forming alpha1C subunit with different accessory beta subunits in HEK-tsA201 cells and examined the subcellular localization of the channel subunits by(More)
We have previously demonstrated that formation of a complex between L-type calcium (Ca(2+)) channel alpha(1C) (Ca(V)1.2) and beta subunits was necessary to target the channels to the plasma membrane when expressed in tsA201 cells. In the present study, we identified a region in the C terminus of the alpha(1C) subunit that was required for membrane(More)
Three experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of inorganic and organic Mn sources on MnSOD mRNA, protein and enzymatic activity and the possible signal pathways. The primary broiler myocardial cells were treated with MnCl2 (I) or one of organic chelates of Mn and amino acids with weak, moderate (M) or strong (S) chelation strength for 12 and(More)
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