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Peptide, corresponding to residues 63 - 75 of connexin 43, which is a gap junction blocker. Attenuates rhythmic contractile activity of rabbit arterial smooth muscle (IC50 = 28.4 μM). Also inhibits IP3-induced ATP release, without inhibiting gap junctional coupling in endothelial cells.
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Braet et al (2003) Photoliberating inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate triggers ATP release that is blocked by the connexin mimetic peptide gap 26. Cell Calcium 33 37 PMID: 12526886
Chaytor et al (1997) Peptides homologous to extracellular loop motifs of connexin 43 reversibly abolish rhythmic contractile activity in rabbit arteries. J.Physiol. 503 99 PMID: 9288678
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Jones et al (2015) Evidence for bystander signalling between human trophoblast cells and human embryonic stem cells. Sci Rep 5 11694 PMID: 26170169
Almad et al (2016) Connexin 43 in astrocytes contributes to motor neuron toxicity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Glia 64 1154 PMID: 27083773
Sakatani et al (2008) Neural-activity-dependent release of S100B from astrocytes enhances kainate-induced gamma oscillations in vivo. J Neurosci 28 10928 PMID: 18945900
Thuringer et al (2015) Oncogenic extracellular HSP70 disrupts the gap-junctional coupling between capillary cells. BMC Vet Res 6 10267 PMID: 25868858
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Epilepsy is a brain disease that affects 60 million people globally. More than 20 anti-seizure drugs are currently available, but these do not address the underlying causes of the condition. This poster summarizes current knowledge about the development of the condition and highlights some approaches that have disease-modifying effects in proof-of-concept studies.