Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
פרופ' אילנה לוטן
1985 - 1987 Post-doc in Neurobiology, Columbia University, New York.
1981 - 1984 Ph. D. in Biophysics and Pharmacology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.
1972 - 1975 M. Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.
1969 - 1972 B. Sc. in Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2001-present Full Professor, Tel Aviv University.
1997-2001 Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University.
1992-1997 Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University.
1987-1992 Research Associate, Tel Aviv University.
1) Study of the novel role of Kv2.1 potassium channel in insulin secretion from pancreatic islet β cells, as a target for novel drug design for the treatment of type-2 diabetes.
2) Study of structure-function and modulations by presynaptic modulators of Kv2.1 and other Kv channels, specifically KCNQ2 and KCNQ3, important in axonal and synaptic excitability.
3) Investigating the conformational changes of Syntaxin 1A during exocytosis, using novel fluorescent probes, and their implications exocytosis-related events, in general, and for Kv2.1-induced facilitation of exocytosis.
List of Manuscripts
Etzioni, A., Siloni, S., Chikvashvilli, D., Strulovich, R., Sachyani, D., Regev, N., Greitzer-Antes, D., Hirsch, J.A. and Lotan, I. (2011) Regulation of Neuronal M-Channel Gating in an Isoform-Specific Manner: Functional Interplay between Calmodulin and Syntaxin 1A. J Neurosci, 31, 14158-14171.
Feinshreiber, L., Singer-Lahat, D., Friedrich, R., Matti, U., Sheinin, A., Yizhar, O., Nachman, R., Chikvashvili, D., Rettig, J., Ashery, U. and Lotan, I. Non-conducting function of the Kv2.1 channel enables it to recruit vesicles for release in neuroendocrine and nerve cells. J Cell Sci, 123, 1940-1947.
Lvov, A., Greitzer, D., Berlin, S., Chikvashvili, D., Tsuk, S., Lotan, I. and Michaelevski, I. (2009) Rearrangements in the relative orientation of cytoplasmic domains induced by a membrane-anchored protein mediate modulations in Kv channel gating. J Biol Chem, 284, 28276-28291.
Regev, N., Degani-Katzav, N., Korngreen, A., Etzioni, A., Siloni, S., Alaimo, A., Chikvashvili, D., Villarroel, A., Attali, B. and Lotan, I. (2009) Selective interaction of syntaxin 1A with KCNQ2: possible implications for specific modulation of presynaptic activity. PLoS One, 4, e6586.
Feinshreiber, L., Chikvashvili, D., Michaelevski, I. and Lotan, I. (2009) Syntaxin modulates Kv1.1 through dual action on channel surface expression and conductance. Biochemistry, 48, 4109-4114.
Tsuk, S., Lvov, A., Michaelevski, I., Chikvashvili, D. and Lotan, I. (2008) Formation of the full SNARE complex eliminates interactions of its individual protein components with the Kv2.1 channel. Biochemistry, 47, 8342-8349.
Lvov, A., Chikvashvili, D., Michaelevski, I. and Lotan, I. (2008) VAMP2 interacts directly with the N terminus of Kv2.1 to enhance channel inactivation. Pflugers Arch, 456, 1121-1136.
Singer-Lahat, D., Chikvashvili, D. and Lotan, I. (2008) Direct interaction of endogenous Kv channels with syntaxin enhances exocytosis by neuroendocrine cells. PLoS One, 3, e1381.
Michaelevski, I., Korngreen, A. and Lotan, I. (2007) Interaction of syntaxin with a single Kv1.1 channel: a possible mechanism for modulating neuronal excitability. Pflugers Arch, 454, 477-494.
Singer-Lahat, D., Sheinin, A., Chikvashvili, D., Tsuk, S., Greitzer, D., Friedrich, R., Feinshreiber, L., Ashery, U., Benveniste, M., Levitan, E.S. and Lotan, I. (2007) K+ channel facilitation of exocytosis by dynamic interaction with syntaxin. J Neurosci, 27, 1651-1658.
List of Reviews
Michaelevski, I. and Lotan, I. Role of neuronal potassium M-channels in sympathetic regulation of cardiac function. J Physiol, 589, 2659-2660.
Feinshreiber, L., Singer-Lahat, D., Ashery, U. and Lotan, I. (2009) Voltage-gated potassium channel as a facilitator of exocytosis. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1152, 87-92.
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