Systematic analysis of copy number variants of a large cohort of orofacial cleft patients identifies candidate genes for orofacial clefts.
Nijmegen, Netherlands. In Hum Genet, Jan 2016
Our analyses of these overlapping CNVs identified two genes known to be causative for human OFCs, SATB2 and MEIS2, and 12 genes (DGCR6, FGF2, FRZB, LETM1, MAPK3, SPRY1, THBS1, TSHZ1, TTC28, TULP4, WHSC1, WHSC2) that are associated with OFC or orofacial development.
The destiny of Ca(2+) released by mitochondria.
Fukui, Japan. In J Physiol Sci, 2015
In the last 5 years, the molecules responsible for mitochondrial Ca(2+) dynamics have been identified: a mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU), a mitochondrial Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger (NCLX), and a candidate for a mitochondrial H(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger (Letm1).
Calcium uptake mechanisms of mitochondria.
Genève, Switzerland. In Biochim Biophys Acta, 2010
Recently, leucine-zipper-EF hand-containing transmembrane region (Letm1) was proposed to be an electrogenic 1:1 mitochondrial Ca2+/H+ antiporter that drives the uptake of Ca2+ into mitochondria at nanomolar cytosolic Ca2+ concentrations.