Molecular mechanisms of neuronal excitability: possible involvement of CaM kinase II in seizure activity.

A type II calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaM kinase II) has been characterized in the synaptic region and may mediate some of the effects of Ca2+ on neuronal excitability. The activity of CaM kinase II is inhibited by anticonvulsant compounds and may be the molecular basis of their neuro-modulatory effects. The direct injection of purified CaM kinase… CONTINUE READING