GFP-Margatoxin, a Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Ligand to Probe Affinity of Kv1.3 Channel Blockers

Peptide pore blockers and their fluorescent derivatives are useful molecular probes to study the structure and functions of the voltage-gated potassium Kv1.3 channel, which is considered as a pharmacological target in the treatment of autoimmune and neurological disorders. We present Kv1.3 fluorescent ligand, GFP-MgTx, constructed on the basis of green fluorescent protein (GFP) and margatoxin…

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Crystal structure and energetic features of the cocrystal of carbamazepine with 3,5-dinitrobenzoic acid.

The synthesis and detailed description of the crystal structure and energetic features of the 1:1 cocrystal of carbamazepine (5H-dibenzo[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide, CBZ) with 3,5-dinitrobenzoic acid (35DNBA), i.e. C15H12N2O·C7H4N2O6, are reported. The CBZ and 35DNBA molecules are packed in alternately arranged layers. Two characteristic R22(8) and R22(16) hydrogen-bond ring motifs have been found. The supramolecular architecture, besides the…

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What’s the norm in normalization? A frightening note on the use of RT-qPCR in the livestock science

Reverse-Transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) offers a precious device to check gene expression with beautiful sensitivity. To retain its inferential energy, user-introduced technical variability have to be decreased and accounted for. Deciding on a set of stably expressed inside management genes (ICG), validated for every experimental situation/pattern set, is broadly accepted as a dependable approach to…

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