Journal of General Physiology

Neuroscience

New insights into epilepsy drug Retigabine

A study published ahead of print in the The Journal of General Physiology has revealed new insights into Retigabine, a known pharmacological treatment for epilepsy.

Cardiology

Controlling arterial tone and blood flow in the brain

Researchers have performed the first human-based study to identify calcium channels in cerebral arteries and determine the distinct role each channel plays in helping control blood flow to the brain. The study appears in ...

Medical research

Leaky channels could contribute to unusual heart arrhythmias

Leaks are not just problems for plumbers and politicians; researchers in Canada reveal how leaky transmembrane channels could cause disruptions in normal heart function. The study, published in The Journal of General Physiology, ...

Medical research

Learning from scorpions to control impulses

Scorpions can teach us a lot about the benefits of prolonging nerve impulses, and we might now be better students thanks to a study published in The Journal of General Physiology. The results could pave the way for easier ...

Medical research

Unlocking the therapeutic potential of SLC13 transporters

Researchers have provided the first functional analysis of a member of a family of transporter proteins implicated in diabetes, obesity, and lifespan. The study appears in the June issue of The Journal of General Physiology.

Neuroscience

Neurons can use local stores for communication needs

Researchers reveal that neurons can utilize a supremely localized internal store of calcium to initiate the secretion of neuropeptides, one class of signaling molecules through which neurons communicate with each other and ...

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