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overview The Nelson lab is interested in the role of ion channels in disease processes. Most recently, this has lead us to the study of the involvement of anion channels in innate immune processes, in neural secretion, in bone formation and in pancreatic hormone processing. Characterization of channel function has utilized a spectrum of tools including super-resolution microscopy, microfluidics, optogenetics, patch clamp electrophysiology, live cell fluorescence microscopy and basic biochemical techniques. We have created mouse models of channel mutations using CRISPER-Cas gene editing to examine loss of channel function in a variety of organ contexts. Anion channels drive a diversity of intracellular function and vesicle content at the molecular level and neuronal inhibition and microbicidal function at the cellular level. At the organellar level, they build new bone and process hormones for release. Anion channel loss of function results in fatal pulmonary infections in Cystic Fibrosis, osteoporosis in bone and contributes to the complex disease of diabetes. Recently, we have used microfluidic devices to visualize and quantify release of extracellular vesicles from cells in the immune system. These devices will allow us to examine fusion of individual vesicles or nanoparticles with target cells as they deliver diverse cargo including nucleic acids coding for signaling proteins and ion channels to restore function to cells lacking their expression. The extracellular vesicles are released by all cells and can be engineered to carry small therapeutic molecules and contribute to restoration of cell function. The microfluidic platform will allow us to visualize function in 3 dimensional arrays using organoids exposed to engineered extracellular vesicles. In summary, the laboratory seeks to examine cellular processes from the nanoparticle to the organellar level visualizing function from molecule to mouse model.

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Concept Cell Differentiation
Concept Cell Membrane
Concept Epithelial Cells
Concept COS Cells
Concept Radionuclide Imaging
Concept Insulin-Secreting Cells
Concept Cell Line
Concept Cells, Cultured
Academic Article Quantal release of free radicals during exocytosis of phagosomes.
Academic Article Mechanisms of CFTR regulation by syntaxin 1A and PKA.
Academic Article Dynamin regulates focal exocytosis in phagocytosing macrophages.
Academic Article CFTR regulates phagosome acidification in macrophages and alters bactericidal activity.
Academic Article Platelet-activating factor-induced chloride channel activation is associated with intracellular acidosis and apoptosis of intestinal epithelial cells.
Academic Article Symptoms of gastroparesis: use of the gastroparesis cardinal symptom index in symptomatic patients referred for gastric emptying scintigraphy.
Academic Article Disease-causing mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator determine the functional responses of alveolar macrophages.
Academic Article Mutation of critical GIRK subunit residues disrupts N- and C-termini association and channel function.
Academic Article The granular chloride channel ClC-3 is permissive for insulin secretion.
Academic Article CLC-3 channels modulate excitatory synaptic transmission in hippocampal neurons.
Academic Article TRPC6 channel translocation into phagosomal membrane augments phagosomal function.
Academic Article Claudin-2-dependent paracellular channels are dynamically gated.
Academic Article HEK-293 cells expressing the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR): a model for studying regulation of Cl- transport.
Academic Article Response to Jentsch et al.

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