Astrocyte pathology in major depressive disorder: insights from human postmortem brain tissue.
Jackson, United States. In Curr Drug Targets, 2013
This review summarizes evidence from human postmortem tissue showing alterations in the expression of protein and mRNA for astrocyte markers such as glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), gap junction proteins (connexin 40 and 43), the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4), a calcium-binding protein S100B and glutamatergic markers including the excitatory amino acid transporters 1 and 2 (EAAT1, EAAT2) and glutamine synthetase.
Cardiac connexins, mutations and arrhythmias.
New York City, United States. In Curr Opin Cardiol, 2012
RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have reported an association between nucleotide substitutions in the connexin40 (Cx40) and connexin43 (Cx43) genes (GJA5 and GJA1, respectively) and cardiac arrhythmias.