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RATIONALE Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder with a characteristic of airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR). Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) [Cl((Ca))] channels are inferred to be involved in AHR, yet their molecular nature and the cell type they act within to mediate this response remain unknown. OBJECTIVES Transmembrane protein 16A (TMEM16A) and TMEM16B are(More)
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling plays important roles in embryogenesis and tumorigenesis by controlling cell growth, differentiation and migration. The transmembrane prostate androgen-induced protein (TMEPAI) is elevated in several cancers. TMEPAI expression is induced by TGF-β signaling, and in turn, expression of TMEPAI negatively regulates(More)
The Bestrophin family has been characterized as Cl(-) channels in mammals and Na(+) channels in bacteria, but their exact physiological roles remian unknown. In this study, a natural C-terminally truncated variant of mouse Bestrophin 3 (Best3V2) expression in myoblasts and muscles is demonstrated. Unlike full-length Best3, Best3V2 targets the two important(More)
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