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Induction of Vertebrate Regeneration by a Transient Sodium Current

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Neuroscience, September 2010
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Title
Induction of Vertebrate Regeneration by a Transient Sodium Current
Published in
Journal of Neuroscience, September 2010
DOI 10.1523/jneurosci.3315-10.2010
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Authors

A.-S. Tseng, W. S. Beane, J. M. Lemire, A. Masi, M. Levin

Abstract

Amphibians such as frogs can restore lost organs during development, including the lens and tail. To design biomedical therapies for organ repair, it is necessary to develop a detailed understanding of natural regeneration. Recently, ion transport has been implicated as a functional regulator of regeneration. Whereas voltage-gated sodium channels play a well known and important role in propagating action potentials in excitable cells, we have identified a novel role in regeneration for the ion transport function mediated by the voltage-gated sodium channel, Na(V)1.2. A local, early increase in intracellular sodium is required for initiating regeneration following Xenopus laevis tail amputation, and molecular and pharmacological inhibition of sodium transport causes regenerative failure. Na(V)1.2 is absent under nonregenerative conditions, but misexpression of human Na(V)1.5 can rescue regeneration during these states. Remarkably, pharmacological induction of a transient sodium current is capable of restoring regeneration even after the formation of a nonregenerative wound epithelium, confirming that it is the regulation of sodium transport that is critical for regeneration. Our studies reveal a previously undetected competency window in which cells retain their intrinsic regenerative program, identify a novel endogenous role for Na(V) in regeneration, and show that modulation of sodium transport represents an exciting new approach to organ repair.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Portugal 2 2%
Spain 2 2%
Germany 1 <1%
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Unknown 120 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 25%
Researcher 23 17%
Student > Master 17 13%
Professor 12 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 8%
Other 29 22%
Unknown 8 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 61 46%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 26 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 8%
Neuroscience 7 5%
Computer Science 4 3%
Other 12 9%
Unknown 12 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 35. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 November 2019.
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#652,844
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#1,365
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#8,536
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Neuroscience
#28
of 378 outputs
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