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Erika Piedras-Renteria
Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • Cell and Molecular Physiology
Research Keywords
  • Ataxia
  • Calcium Channel
  • Channelopathies
  • Neurophysiology
Publications

Forced-exercise delays neuropathic pain in experimental diabetes: effects on voltage-activated calcium channels.Shankarappa,S. A.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.; Stubbs,E. B.,JrJournal of neurochemistry 2011 ;118(2):224-236

T-type current modulation by the actin-binding protein Kelch-like 1.Aromolaran,K. A.; Benzow,K. A.; Cribbs,L. L.; Koob,M. D.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology 2010 ;298(6):1353-1362

Kelch-like 1 protein upregulates T-type currents by an actin-F dependent increase in alpha(1H) channels via the recycling endosomeAromolaran,K. A.; Benzow,K. A.; Cribbs,L. L.; Koob,M. D.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.Channels (Austin, Tex.) 2009 ;3(6):

Ca2+ sparks and cellular distribution of ryanodine receptors in developing cardiomyocytes from rat.Snopko,R. M.; Ramos-Franco,J.; Di Maio,A.; Karko,K. L.; Manley,C.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.; Mejia-Alvarez,R.Journal of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology 2008 ;44(6):1032-1044

Altered frequency-dependent inactivation and steady-state inactivation of polyglutamine-expanded alpha1A in SCA6.Chen,H.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology 2007 ;292(3):1078-1086

The Kelch-like protein 1 modulates P/Q-type calcium current density.Aromolaran,K. A.; Benzow,K. A.; Koob,M. D.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.Neuroscience 2007 ;145(3):841-850

15th Annual Spring Brain Conference, March 10-13, 2004, summary report.Anstrom,K.; Bergles,D.; Bradley,K.; Cao,Y.; Cestnick,L.; Lee,S.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.; Savoie,K.; Smith,S. M.Somatosensory & motor research 2004 ;21(2):137-143

Presynaptic Ca2+ channels compete for channel type-preferring slots in altered neurotransmission arising from Ca2+ channelopathy.Cao,Y. Q.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.; Smith,G. B.; Chen,G.; Harata,N. C.; Tsien,R. W.Neuron 2004 ;43(3):387-400

Presynaptic homeostasis at CNS nerve terminals compensates for lack of a key Ca2+ entry pathway.Piedras-Renteria,E. S.; Pyle,J. L.; Diehn,M.; Glickfeld,L. L.; Harata,N. C.; Cao,Y.; Kavalali,E. T.; Brown,P. O.; Tsien,R. W.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2004 ;101(10):3609-3614

Altered properties of quantal neurotransmitter release at endplates of mice lacking P/Q-type Ca2+ channels.Urbano,F. J.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.; Jun,K.; Shin,H. S.; Uchitel,O. D.; Tsien,R. W.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2003 ;100(6):3491-3496

alpha- and betaCaMKII. Inverse regulation by neuronal activity and opposing effects on synaptic strength.Thiagarajan,T. C.; Piedras-Renteria,E. S.; Tsien,R. W.Neuron 2002 ;36(6):1103-1114

Increased expression of alpha 1A Ca2+ channel currents arising from expanded trinucleotide repeats in spinocerebellar ataxia type 6.Piedras-Renteria,E. S.; Watase,K.; Harata,N.; Zhuchenko,O.; Zoghbi,H. Y.; Lee,C. C.; Tsien,R. W.Journal of Neuroscience 2001 ;21(23):9185-9193

Biography

Primary fields of interest:
Neuronal excitability, voltage-gated calcium channel function and dysfunction, calcium channel biophysics

Languages
  • Spanish
Interests
  • Pottery
  • Art History