Yuko Imai

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Activation of transient receptor potential (TRP) canonical TRPC3/C6/C7 channels by diacylglycerol (DAG) upon stimulation of phospholipase C (PLC)-coupled receptors results in the breakdown of phosphoinositides (PIPs). The critical importance of PIPs to various ion-transporting molecules is well documented, but their function in relation to TRPC3/C6/C7(More)
Calcium dynamics and its linked molecular interactions cause a variety of biological responses; thus, exploiting techniques for detecting both concurrently is essential. Here we describe a method for measuring the cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) and protein-protein interactions within the same cell, using Fura-2 and superenhanced cyan and(More)
TRPC3/C6/C7 channels, a subgroup of classical/canonical TRP channels, are activated by diacylglycerol produced via activation of phospholipase C (PLC)-coupled receptors. Recognition of the physiological importance of these channels has been steadily growing, but the mechanism by which they are regulated remains largely unknown. We recently used a(More)
Transient receptor potential classical (or canonical) (TRPC)3, TRPC6, and TRPC7 are a subfamily of TRPC channels activated by diacylglycerol (DAG) produced through the hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PI(4,5)P2) by phospholipase C (PLC). PI(4,5)P2 depletion by a heterologously expressed phosphatase inhibits TRPC3, TRPC6, and TRPC7(More)
1. Lectures of unit " Nerve and Sense " A series of lectures on the conduction/transmission of neuronal excitation, somatic sensation, vision, gustation, olfaction, audition, and sense of equilibrium will be taught. Basic mechanisms of the nervous system and the mechanisms of sensation and perception will be learned. 2. Lectures of unit " Motor System " A(More)
Using the patch-clamp technique, we have identified an intermediate conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel from bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) erythrocytes and have investigated the regulation of channel activity by cytosolic ATP. The channel was highly selective for K(+) over Na(+), gave a linear I-V relationship with symmetrical 117.5 mM K(+) solutions(More)
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