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Articles by R Goodman
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  Y. C Lin , J Huang , Q Zhang , J. M Hollander , J. C Frisbee , K. H Martin , C Nestor , R Goodman and H. G. Yu
 

Ca2+ entry is delicately controlled by inactivation of L-type calcium channel (LTCC) composed of the pore-forming subunit 1C and the auxiliary subunits β1 and 2. Calmodulin is the key protein that interacts with the COOH-terminal motifs of 1C, leading to the fine control of LTCC inactivation. In this study we show evidence that a hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel, HCN2, can act as a nonchannel regulatory protein to narrow the L-type Ca2+ channel current-voltage curve. In the absence of LTCC auxiliary subunits, HCN2 can induce 1C inactivation. Without 2, HCN2-induced fast inactivation of 1C requires calmodulin. With 2, the 1C/HCN2/2 channel inactivation does not require calmodulin. In contrast, β1-subunit plays a relatively minor role in the interaction of 1C with HCN2. The NH2 terminus of HCN2 and the IQ motif of 1C subunit are required for 1C/HCN2 channel interaction. Ca2+ channel inactivation is significantly slowed in hippocampus neurons (HNs) overexpressing HCN2 mutant lacking NH2 terminus and accelerated in HNs overexpressing the wild-type HCN2 compared with HN controls. Collectively, these results revealed a potentially novel protection mechanism for achieving the LTCC inactivation via interaction with HCN2.

  D Wolke , A Waylen , M Samara , C Steer , R Goodman , T Ford and K. Lamberts
 

Background

Participant drop-out occurs in all longitudinal studies, and if systematic, may lead to selection biases and erroneous conclusions being drawn from a study.

Aims

We investigated whether drop out in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents And Children (ALSPAC) was systematic or random, and if systematic, whether it had an impact on the prediction of disruptive behaviour disorders.

Method

Teacher reports of disruptive behaviour among currently participating, previously participating and never participating children aged 8 years in the ALSPAC longitudinal study were collected. Data on family factors were obtained in pregnancy. Simulations were conducted to explain the impact of selective drop-out on the strength of prediction.

Results

Drop out from the ALSPAC cohort was systematic and children who dropped out were more likely to suffer from disruptive behaviour disorder. Systematic participant drop-out according to the family variables, however, did not alter the association between family factors obtained in pregnancy and disruptive behaviour disorder at 8 years of age.

Conclusions

Cohort studies are prone to selective drop-out and are likely to underestimate the prevalence of psychiatric disorder. This empirical study and the simulations confirm that the validity of regression models is only marginally affected despite range restrictions after selective drop-out.

 
 
 
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