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Research Articles

Leisle L, Chadda R, Lueck JD, Infield DT, Galpin JD, Krishnamani V, Robertson JL, Ahern, C.A. (2016) Cellular encoding of Cy dyes for single-molecule imaging. eLife. 2016 Dec 12;5. pii: e19088. doi: 10.7554/eLife.19088. PMID: 27938668

Lueck, JD, Mackey, AL., Infield, DT., Li, J., Roux, B., and Ahern, C.A. (2016) Atomic mutagenesis in ion channels with engineered stoichiometry. eLife. Oct 6;5. pii: e18976. doi: 10.7554/eLife.18976. PMID: 27710770

Kim RY, Yau MC, Galpin JD, Seebohm G, Ahern C.A., Pless SA, Kurata HT. (2015) Atomic basis for the therapeutic activation of neuronal potassium channels. Nature Communications. Sep 3;6:8116. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9116.PMID: 26333338

Pless, SA., Galpin, JG., Niciforovic, A. Nunez, J.J, Kurata, H.A and Ahern, C.A. (2013) Hydrogen bonds as molecular timers for slow inactivation in voltage-gated potassium channels. eLife. Dec 10;2:e01289. doi: 10.7554/eLife.01289. PMID: 24327560

Pless, SA., Galpin, JG., Niciforovic, A. Nunez, J.J, Kurata, H.A and Ahern, C.A. (2013) A novel mechanism for fine-tuning open state stability in a voltage-gated potassium channel. Nature Communications. 4:1784. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2761.PMID: 23653196

Pless, SA., Galpin, JG., Frankel, A., and Ahern, C.A. Molecular Basis for Class Ib Anti-Arrhythmic Inhibition of Cardiac Sodium Channels. (2011) Nature Communications, 2:351. doi: 10.1038/ncomms1351.PMID: 21673672

Pless, SA., Galpin, JG., Niciforovic, A. and Ahern, C.A. (2011) Contributions of Counter-Charge in a Potassium Channel Voltage-Sensing Domain. Nature Chemical Biology,7(9):617-23. Cover Article PMID: 21785425


Reviews and Book Chapters

Ahern, C.A, Payandeh, J., Bosmans, F., and Chanda, B. (2016) A hitchhikers guide to the sodium channel galaxy. Journal of General Physiology. 147(1):1-24. doi: 10.1085/jgp.201511492. Review. PMID: 26712848

Leisle L, Valiyaveetil F, Mehl RA, Ahern C.A. (2015) Incorporation of noncanonical amino acids. Adv. Exp Med Biol. 2015;869:119-51. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2845-3_7. Chapter in the Springer book: Applying Chemical Biology to Ion Channels.

Corry, B., Lee, S., and Ahern C.A. (2014) Pharmacological Insights and Quirks of Bacterial Sodium Channels. Book chapter, P.C. Ruben (ed.), Voltage Gated Sodium Channels, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology 221, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-41588-3. PMID: 24737240

Pless S.A, Kim, R.Y. Ahern, C.A., and Kurata H.T. (2015) Atom-by-Atom Engineering of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels: Magnified Insights into Function and Pharmacology, Journal of Physiology. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2014.287714. PMID:25640301

Pless S.A and Ahern C.A. (2013) Unnatural Amino Acids as Probes of Ligand-Receptor Interactions and Their Conformational Consequences. Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 53:211-29. PMID: 23294309


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