Differential distribution of voltage-gated calcium channel alpha-2 delta (alpha2delta) subunit mRNA-containing cells in the rat central nervous system and the dorsal root ganglia.

@article{Cole2005DifferentialDO,
  title={Differential distribution of voltage-gated calcium channel alpha-2 delta (alpha2delta) subunit mRNA-containing cells in the rat central nervous system and the dorsal root ganglia.},
  author={Rebecca L Cole and Sandra M Lechner and Mark E. Williams and Pat Prodanovich and Leo S. Bleicher and Mark A. Varney and Guibao Gu},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={491 3},
  pages={246-69}
}
Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) play an essential role in controlling neurotransmitter release, neuronal excitability, and gene expression in the nervous system. The distribution of cells that contain mRNAs encoding the auxiliary alpha2delta-1, alpha2delta-2, and alpha2delta-3 subunits of the VGCCs in the central nervous system (CNS) and the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) was examined in rats by using in situ hybridization. Specific labeling of alpha2delta-1, alpha2delta-2, and alpha2delta-3… CONTINUE READING