Congratulations to Sairam Jabba for his Duke Neurogenetics Travel Award
Sairam Jabba, Raman Goyal, Jason O. Sosa-Pagán, Hans Moldenhauer, Jason Wu, Breanna Kalmeta, Michael Bandell, Ramon Latorre, Ardem Patapoutian and Jörg Grandl. Directionality of temperature-activation in mouse TRPA1 ion channel can be inverted by single-point mutations in ankyrin repeat six. Neuron, in press.
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The Ion Channel Research Unit aims to bring together a multi-disciplinary
group of researchers, without departmental boundaries, who focus
on membrane excitability/bioelectricity to address diseases caused
by defects in ion channel function.
An ever-increasing number of disorders,
such cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy, ataxias, migraines, diabetes,
and end-stage renal disease, are attributable to ion channel dysfunction.
Because specific ion channels expressed in one tissue are identical
or similar to ion channels expressed in another tissue, these apparently
disparate “channelopathies” often
share certain features. For example, mutations in the retinal Ca2+
channel cause night blindness, and defects in a homologous Ca2+ channel
expressed in multiple tissues result in a multi-system disorder including
cognitive abnormalities, hyperglycemia, cardiac arrhythmias, and
developmental defects. Investigation of one type of ion channel from multiple
perspectives can thus catalyze efforts to understand a range of channelopathies. »» more