WARF: P02096US

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Expressible cDNA Encoding Human Calcium-Activated Potassium Channels


Barry Ganetzky, Leo Pallanck, LingLing Ho

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is seeking commercial partners interested in cDNAs that encode the human and mouse homologs of the Drosophila calcium-activated potassium channel (BK) gene.
OVERVIEWCalcium-activated potassium channels are a type of ion channel that is important in many physiological processes.
THE INVENTIONUW-Madison researchers have isolated cDNAs encoding the human and mouse homologs of the Drosophila calcium-activated potassium channel (BK) gene, called slowpoke. These cDNAs can be incorporated into different vectors for expression in cell lines or in Xenopus oocytes.
  • Screening for modulators of calcium-activated potassium channels
  • May be useful in the development of high throughput screening assays for compounds that interact with calcium-activated potassium channels
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