Pharmacology Pharmacology

Current Topics in Pharmacology

12:30 PM, Thursday, May 13, 2010 | Room T-747 HSC
Speaker: Neil Nathanson
Topic: A Novel Mechanism for Regulation of Synaptogenesis to Keep Your Ion: A Calcium Channel Subunit Finally Does Something Interesting

  1. Kurshan PT, Oztan A, Schwarz TL. Presynaptic alpha2delta-3 is required for synaptic morphogenesis independent of its Ca2+-channel functions. Nat Neurosci.2009 Nov;12(11):1415-23.
  2. Eroglu C, Allen NJ, Susman MW, O'Rourke NA, Park CY, Ozkan E, Chakraborty C, Mulinyawe SB, Annis DS, Huberman AD, Green EM, Lawler J, Dolmetsch R, Garcia KC,  Smith SJ, Luo ZD, Rosenthal A, Mosher DF, Barres BA. Gabapentin receptor alpha2delta-1 is a neuronal thrombospondin receptor responsible for excitatory CNS synaptogenesis. Cell. 2009 Oct 16;139(2):380-92.

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