Exploring recent publications in ion channel and excitability research, from fundamental mechanisms to disease

The Ion Channels Journal Club is a core activity of the Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED).

When: 1:00p Mondays
Where: Zoom conference
Organizer: Paula Reynolds (CIMED)

2021/2022 Schedule

September – November

CANCELLED – September 20, 2021

Erik Nolan (Ben-Shahar lab, WashU Biology)

September 27, 2021

Mark Arcario (Cheng lab, WashU Anesthesiology)

“A Streamlined, General Approach for Computing Ligand Binding Free Energies and Its Application to GPCR-Bound Cholesterol” J. Chem. Theory Comput. (2018)

October 11, 2021

Juan Hong (Sah lab, WashU Medicine)

“The Mechanosensitive Piezo1 Channel Mediates​ Heart Mechano-chemo Transduction”  Nature Communications (2021)

October 18, 2021

Nicole Migotsky (Silva lab, WashU Orthopaedic Surgery)

“Mechanosensitive Ca2+ Signaling and Coordination is Diminished in Osteocytes of Aged Mice During Ex Vivo Tibial Loading”  Connective Tissue Research (2020)

CANCELLED – October 25, 2021

Nathan Zelt (Robertson lab, WashU Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics)

November 8, 2021

Kaitlyn Broz (Tang lab, WashU Orthopaedic Surgery)

“Mechanotransduction Via the Piezo1-Akt Pathway Underlies Sost Suppression in Osteocytes” Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (2020)

CANCELLED – November 15, 2021

Sudlow Lee (Berezin lab, WashU Radiology)

November 22, 2021

Vinaykumar Idikuda (Chanda lab, WashU Anesthesiology)

“Single-Molecule Imaging With Cell-Derived Nanovesicles Reveals Early Binding Dynamics at a Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Ion Channel”  Nature Communications (2021)

November 29, 2021

Bridget Matikainen-Ankney (Kravitz lab, WashU Psychiatry)

“Diet-induced Obesity Enhances Prelimbic Inputs Onto Accumbal D1-SPNs and Increases Effort of Food Seeking”

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December 13, 2021

Jonathan Mount (Yuan lab, WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)

“Identification of mutations that alter the gating of the Escherichia coli mechanosensitive channel protein, MscK” Molecular Microbiology (2007)

CANCELLED – December 20, 2021

Verena Burtscher (Chanda lab, WashU Anesthesiology)