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Mo calcium, mo visual hallucinations

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Abstract

An essay on the role of the Integrin beta-3 protein (ITGB3) in Ca2+-dependent orthogonal riboswitches.

Introduction

In the study of calcium-mediated (Ca2+) neuronal receptors (NMDA and GABA mostly), the relevance of Ca2+-dependent ligands (ie: calmodulin) may hold important factors in the morphogenesis of psychological brain disorders and the pathogenesis of the Alzheimer disease, a important phenotype in the understanding of GPCR-mediated brain mutations. Hence a proper understanding of the polypyrimidine tract binding protein-1 (PTBP1) dependent signaling pathway may reveal new insights in the functions and features of the integrin beta-3 protein as a cell-adhesive (and voltage-gated!) neural substrate for long-term axon and neuronal growth. [1]

References

  1. http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/P20592
  2. http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/P26599
  3. http://brenda-enzymes.org/php/result_flat.php4?ecno=2.7.11.1&Suchword=&organism%5B%5D=Homo+sapiens&show_tm=0

Keywords

  • Integrins, pyrimidine, glutamine, NMDA, hippocampus, calmodulin, PTBP1

For next time!

  • Review and complete wiki class page on Integrase.
  • Review Calcium and GABA signaling? (Hint: Wet blanket for Calcium-mediated glutamine endotoxicity!)
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