Calcium channel subunits in the mouse cochlea

Glenn E. Green, Khalid M. Khan, Kirk Beisel, Marian J. Drescher, James S. Hatfield, Dennis G. Drescher

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Abstract

Messages for subunits of voltage-gated calcium channels were examined in the cochlea of the CBA(J) mouse by PCR analysis. Total RNA was extracted from the auditory organs of 16-18-day-old animals. After reverse transcription, resulting cDNA was amplified by PCR with primers targeted to nucleotide sequences corresponding to 12 different calcium channel subunits. PCR products representing subunit gene expression were strongly and consistently amplified for α(1C), α(1D), α(1E), α2δ, β1, β3, and β4 but not for α(1A), α(1B), α(1S), β2, γ. The chosen primers amplified cochlear cDNA to yield an overall pattern of bands different from that of any tissue studied thus far, in particular with respect to the α2δ and β1 subunits; the α2δ product was found to be significantly shorter than the corresponding brain and skeletal muscle isoforms. Nucleotide sequencing confirmed the identity of mouse cochlear subunit cDNAs. The results suggest that L-type and presumptive R-type calcium channels are expressed in the mammalian cochlea and that the α2δ subunits may be coded by a characteristic splice-variant mRNA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neurochemistry
Volume67
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1996

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Cochlea
Calcium Channels
Complementary DNA
R-Type Calcium Channels
Nucleotides
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Transcription
Gene expression
Inbred CBA Mouse
Muscle
Brain
Protein Isoforms
Animals
RNA
Tissue
Reverse Transcription
Messenger RNA
Skeletal Muscle
Electric potential
Gene Expression

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Green, G. E., Khan, K. M., Beisel, K., Drescher, M. J., Hatfield, J. S., & Drescher, D. G. (1996). Calcium channel subunits in the mouse cochlea. Journal of Neurochemistry, 67(1), 37-45.

Calcium channel subunits in the mouse cochlea. / Green, Glenn E.; Khan, Khalid M.; Beisel, Kirk; Drescher, Marian J.; Hatfield, James S.; Drescher, Dennis G.

In: Journal of Neurochemistry, Vol. 67, No. 1, 07.1996, p. 37-45.

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Green, GE, Khan, KM, Beisel, K, Drescher, MJ, Hatfield, JS & Drescher, DG 1996, 'Calcium channel subunits in the mouse cochlea', Journal of Neurochemistry, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 37-45.
Green GE, Khan KM, Beisel K, Drescher MJ, Hatfield JS, Drescher DG. Calcium channel subunits in the mouse cochlea. Journal of Neurochemistry. 1996 Jul;67(1):37-45.
Green, Glenn E. ; Khan, Khalid M. ; Beisel, Kirk ; Drescher, Marian J. ; Hatfield, James S. ; Drescher, Dennis G. / Calcium channel subunits in the mouse cochlea. In: Journal of Neurochemistry. 1996 ; Vol. 67, No. 1. pp. 37-45.
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