ApconiX is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Sweden. The subsidiary ApconiX AB will be located at AstraZeneca’s BioVentureHub in Gothenburg. ApconiX was formed by Dr Richard Knight, Dr Michael Morton and Professor Ruth Roberts in 2015 and is based at Alderley Park in Cheshire, U.K. The co-founders have established a [...]
Dr Michael Morton will be speaking at EUROTOX this September in Belgium. On Tuesday September 4th at 16:30 in Hall 100 Mike will address ‘Cardiac safety: current state of the art’ chaired by Dr Mark Holbrook of VAST Pharma solutions and Ester Lovsin-Barle from Lonza. Mike will present ‘Ion channel profiling of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes: [...]
George joins ApconiX as a placement student for the month of August. George graduated from the University of Newcastle last year after studying Biology. He decided to take a year out before beginning a master’s degree in stem cell technology and regenerative medicine at the University of Nottingham in September. George was keen to gain [...]
Abstract K+/Cl- cotransporter 2 (KCC2) is selectively expressed in the adult nervous system and allows neurons to maintain low intracellular Cl- levels. Thus, KCC2 activity is an essential prerequisite for fast hyperpolarizing synaptic inhibition mediated by type A γ-aminobutyric acid (GABAA) receptors, which are Cl--permeable, ligand-gated ion channels. Consistent with this, deficits in the activity of KCC2 [...]
The small molecule CLP257 does not modify activity of the K+/Cl- co-transporter KCC2 but does potentiate GABA A receptor activity.
Read more here: RA Cardarelli, K Jones, LI Pisella, HJ Wobst, LJ McWilliams, PM Sharpe, MP Burnham, DJ Baker, I Chudotvorova, J Guyot, L Silayeva, DH Morrow, N Dekker, S Zicha, PA Davies, J Holenz, ME Duggan, J Dunlop, RJ Mather, Q Wang, I Medina, NJ Brandon, TZ Deeb and SJ Moss. The small molecule CLP257 [...]
As we get ready for a busy and exciting 2017, it’s a good time to reflect on ApconiX’s first full year in business and share some notable highlights. In 2016 we were joined by several additional preclinical experts including Dr Guy Healing, Dr Damian Deavall, Dr Jane Barber, Dr Mike O’Donovan and Dr Peter Ballard [...]