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Regulation of Gap Junction Dynamics by UNC-44/ankyrin and UNC-33/CRMP through VAB-8 in C. elegans Neurons.

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Meng, L; Chen, C-H; Yan, D
Published in: PLoS Genet
March 2016

Gap junctions are present in both vertebrates and invertebrates from nematodes to mammals. Although the importance of gap junctions has been documented in many biological processes, the molecular mechanisms underlying gap junction dynamics remain unclear. Here, using the C. elegans PLM neurons as a model, we show that UNC-44/ankyrin acts upstream of UNC-33/CRMP in regulation of a potential kinesin VAB-8 to control gap junction dynamics, and loss-of-function in the UNC-44/UNC-33/VAB-8 pathway suppresses the turnover of gap junction channels. Therefore, we first show a signal pathway including ankyrin, CRMP, and kinesin in regulating gap junctions.

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PLoS Genet

DOI

EISSN

1553-7404

Publication Date

March 2016

Volume

12

Issue

3

Start / End Page

e1005948

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Signal Transduction
  • Neurons
  • Nervous System
  • Nerve Growth Factors
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Gap Junctions
  • Developmental Biology
  • Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins
  • Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Axons
 

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Meng, L., Chen, C.-H., & Yan, D. (2016). Regulation of Gap Junction Dynamics by UNC-44/ankyrin and UNC-33/CRMP through VAB-8 in C. elegans Neurons. PLoS Genet, 12(3), e1005948. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1005948
Meng, Lingfeng, Chia-hui Chen, and Dong Yan. “Regulation of Gap Junction Dynamics by UNC-44/ankyrin and UNC-33/CRMP through VAB-8 in C. elegans Neurons.PLoS Genet 12, no. 3 (March 2016): e1005948. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1005948.
Meng, Lingfeng, et al. “Regulation of Gap Junction Dynamics by UNC-44/ankyrin and UNC-33/CRMP through VAB-8 in C. elegans Neurons.PLoS Genet, vol. 12, no. 3, Mar. 2016, p. e1005948. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005948.

Published In

PLoS Genet

DOI

EISSN

1553-7404

Publication Date

March 2016

Volume

12

Issue

3

Start / End Page

e1005948

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Signal Transduction
  • Neurons
  • Nervous System
  • Nerve Growth Factors
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Gap Junctions
  • Developmental Biology
  • Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins
  • Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Axons