Nathan Connors

Ph.D. 2004

Thesis Title:

The Dystrophin Glycoprotein Complex Underlies the Localization of the Inwardly Rectifying Potassium Channel KIR4.1 in Glia of the Brain and Retina

Current Position:

Founder and Owner, NCC Medical and Scientific Communication, LLC

Major Advisor(s):

Paulo Kofuji, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Connors NC , Adams ME, Froehner SC , Kofuji P. The potassium channel Kir4.1 associates with the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex via alpha-syntrophin in glia. J Biol Chem. 2004 Jul 2;279(27):28387-92. Epub 2004 Apr 21.
  • Kofuji P, Connors NC . Molecular substrates of potassium spatial buffering in glial cells. Mol Neurobiol. 2003 Oct;28(2):195-208. Review.
  • Connors NC , Kofuji P. Dystrophin Dp71 is critical for the clustered localization of potassium channels in retinal glial cells. J Neurosci. 2002 Jun 1;22(11):4321-7.
  • Connors NC , Kofuji P. Potassium channel Kir4.1 macromolecular complex in retinal glial cells. Glia. 2006 Jan 15;53(2):124-31.
Nathan Connors