KCNQ Potassium Channels Modulate Sensitivity of Skin D-hair Mechanoreceptors.
Delbrück, Germany. In J Biol Chem, Feb 2016
Together with previous work on the specific role of KCNQ4 in rapidly adapting skin mechanoreceptors, our results show that different KCNQ isoforms are specifically expressed in particular subsets of mechanosensory neurons and modulate their sensitivity directly in sensory nerve endings.
Contribution of genetic factors to noise-induced hearing loss: a human studies review.
Łódź, Poland. In Mutat Res, 2013
So far, the most promising results were obtained for two genes encoding potassium ion channels (KCNQ4 and KCNE1), catalase (CAT), protocadherin 15 (PCDH15), myosin 14 (MYH14) and heat shock protein (HSP70), because they were replicated in two (Polish and Swedish) or three (Polish, Swedish and Chinese) populations, and were sufficient in size to yield high power for the detection of a causative allele.
Regulation of ion channels by the serum- and glucocorticoid-inducible kinase SGK1.
Tübingen, Germany. In Faseb J, 2013
SGK1 activates a wide variety of ion channels (e.g., ENaC, SCN5A, TRPV4-6, ROMK, Kv1.3, Kv1.5, Kv4.3, KCNE1/KCNQ1, KCNQ4, ASIC1, GluR6, ClCKa/barttin, ClC2, CFTR, and Orai/STIM), which participate in the regulation of transport, hormone release, neuroexcitability, inflammation, cell proliferation, and apoptosis.
Identification of a novel, small molecule activator of KCNQ1 channels
Bethesda, United States. In Unknown Journal, 2012
ML277 was identified as a potent (EC50 = 0.26 μM) activator of KCNQ1 channels with more than 100-fold selectivity for activation of KCNQ1 channels compared with closely related KCNQ2 and KCNQ4 channels and with distantly related hERG potassium channels.