Walrati Limapichat

Walrati Limapichat
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) | BioTec · Biosensing Technology Research Unit

Ph.D.

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Cells can be affected by several causes of osmotic stress by which they were forced to tolerate and adapt. An essential aspect of adaptation is ion regulation, and many insights into such complex processes can be obtained through measurement of plasma membrane potential (PMP) of cells during the stress. We recently established genetically encoded v...
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In yeast, adaptation to varying conditions often requires proper regulation of the plasma membrane potential. To determine yeast membrane potential change, optical methods involving potentiometric dyes have been supplemental to the direct electrode-based method. However, the hydrophobic nature of the dyes and their slow distribution across the memb...
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The proteins that form the permeation pathway of mechanosensory transduction channels in inner-ear hair cells have not been definitively identified. Genetic, anatomical, and physiological evidence support a role for transmembrane channel-like protein (TMC) 1 in hair cell sensory transduction, yet the molecular function of TMC proteins remains uncle...
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Chronic pain is a highly prevalent and poorly managed human health problem. We used microarray-based expression genomics in 25 inbred mouse strains to identify dorsal root ganglion (DRG)-expressed genetic contributors to mechanical allodynia, a prominent symptom of chronic pain. We identified expression levels of Chrna6, which encodes the α6 subuni...
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The α6-containing subtypes of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) are localized to presynaptic terminals of the dopaminergic pathways of the central nervous system. Selective ligands for these nAChRs are potentially useful in both Parkinson's disease and addiction. For these and other goals, it is important to distinguish the binding behav...
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P2X receptors (P2XRs) and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) display functional and physical interactions in many cell types and heterologous expression systems, but interactions between α6β4-containing (α6β4*) nAChRs and P2X2Rs and /or P2X3Rs have not been fully characterized. In oocytes co-expressing α6β4 nAChRs and P2X2Rs, P2X3Rs, or P2X...
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Memantine (Namenda) is prescribed as a treatment for moderate to severe Alzheimer's Disease. Memantine functions by blocking the NMDA receptor, but the key binding interactions between drug and receptor are not fully elucidated. To determine key binding interactions of memantine, we made side-by-side comparisons of IC(50) for memantine and amantadi...
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Several neuronal cell types co-express nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) and P2X receptors (P2XRs); and previous experiments from several laboratories show that these two ligand-gated channel subtypes interact with each other, both functionally and physically. We extended these studies to interactions between alpha6 subunit-containing (alp...
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Voltage sensors regulate the conformations of voltage-dependent ion channels and enzymes. Their nearly switchlike response as a function of membrane voltage comes from the movement of positively charged amino acids, arginine or lysine, across the membrane field. We used mutations with natural and unnatural amino acids, electrophysiological recordin...
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The functions of two conserved residues, Phe(135) and Pro(136), located at the apex of the Cys loop of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor are investigated. Both residues were substituted with natural and unnatural amino acids, focusing on the role of aromaticity at Phe(135), backbone conformation at Pro(136), side chain polarity and volume, and t...
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A mild method for functionalization of gold nanoparticles is reported. The reactions of azide functionalized nanoparticles with propynoic acid derivatives provide triazole functionalized nanoparticles under very mild reaction conditions. Characterization of the nanoparticle-bound triazoles using (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy indicates that both t...

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