Marino Di Franco

Title(s)Adjunct Professor, Physiology
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    Optogenetic control of skeletal muscle excitability
    NIH R21AR067422Sep 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Retigabine suppresses loss of force in mouse models of hypokalaemic periodic paralysis. Brain. 2023 04 19; 146(4):1554-1560. Quiñonez M, DiFranco M, Wu F, Cannon SC. PMID: 36718088; PMCID: PMC10115351.
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    2. Voltage-dependent Ca2+ release is impaired in hypokalemic periodic paralysis caused by CaV1.1-R528H but not by NaV1.4-R669H. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2022 08 01; 323(2):C478-C485. DiFranco M, Cannon SC. PMID: 35759432; PMCID: PMC9359662.
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    3. The distinct role of the four voltage sensors of the skeletal CaV1.1 channel in voltage-dependent activation. J Gen Physiol. 2021 11 01; 153(11). Savalli N, Angelini M, Steccanella F, Wier J, Wu F, Quinonez M, DiFranco M, Neely A, Cannon SC, Olcese R. PMID: 34546289; PMCID: PMC8460119.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. A highly-selective chloride microelectrode based on a mercuracarborand anion carrier. Sci Rep. 2019 12 11; 9(1):18860. DiFranco M, Quinonez M, Dziedzic RM, Spokoyny AM, Cannon SC. PMID: 31827130; PMCID: PMC6906508.
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    5. A four-electrode method to study dynamics of ion activity and transport in skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2019 09 02; 151(9):1146-1155. Heiny JA, Cannon SC, DiFranco M. PMID: 31320390; PMCID: PMC6719403.
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    6. Recovery from acidosis is a robust trigger for loss of force in murine hypokalemic periodic paralysis. J Gen Physiol. 2019 04 01; 151(4):555-566. Mi W, Wu F, Quinonez M, DiFranco M, Cannon SC. PMID: 30733232; PMCID: PMC6445579.
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    7. Stac3 enhances expression of human CaV1.1 in Xenopus oocytes and reveals gating pore currents in HypoPP mutant channels. J Gen Physiol. 2018 03 05; 150(3):475-489. Wu F, Quinonez M, DiFranco M, Cannon SC. PMID: 29386226; PMCID: PMC5839724.
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    8. Nanospan, an alternatively spliced isoform of sarcospan, localizes to the sarcoplasmic reticulum in skeletal muscle and is absent in limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2F. Skelet Muscle. 2017 06 06; 7(1):11. Peter AK, Miller G, Capote J, DiFranco M, Solares-Pérez A, Wang EL, Heighway J, Coral-Vázquez RM, Vergara J, Crosbie-Watson RH. PMID: 28587652; PMCID: PMC5461684.
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    9. Attenuated Ca(2+) release in a mouse model of limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2A. Skelet Muscle. 2016; 6:11. DiFranco M, Kramerova I, Vergara JL, Spencer MJ. PMID: 26913171; PMCID: PMC4765215.
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    10. Na,K-ATPase α2 activity in mammalian skeletal muscle T-tubules is acutely stimulated by extracellular K+. J Gen Physiol. 2015 Oct; 146(4):281-94. DiFranco M, Hakimjavadi H, Lingrel JB, Heiny JA. PMID: 26371210; PMCID: PMC4586590.
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    11. Muscleblind-Like 1 and Muscleblind-Like 3 Depletion Synergistically Enhances Myotonia by Altering Clc-1 RNA Translation. EBioMedicine. 2015 Sep; 2(9):1034-47. Choi J, Personius KE, DiFranco M, Dansithong W, Yu C, Srivastava S, Dixon DM, Bhatt DB, Comai L, Vergara JL, Reddy S. PMID: 26501102; PMCID: PMC4588380.
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    12. Inward rectifier potassium currents in mammalian skeletal muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2015 Mar 01; 593(5):1213-38. DiFranco M, Yu C, Quiñonez M, Vergara JL. PMID: 25545278; PMCID: PMC4358681.
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    13. Action potential-evoked calcium release is impaired in single skeletal muscle fibers from heart failure patients. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e109309. DiFranco M, Quiñonez M, Shieh P, Fonarow GC, Cruz D, Deng MC, Vergara JL, Middlekauff HR. PMID: 25310188; PMCID: PMC4195605.
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    14. Age-dependent chloride channel expression in skeletal muscle fibres of normal and HSA(LR) myotonic mice. J Physiol. 2013 Mar 01; 591(5):1347-71. DiFranco M, Yu C, Quiñonez M, Vergara JL. PMID: 23247112; PMCID: PMC3607876.
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    15. The delayed rectifier potassium conductance in the sarcolemma and the transverse tubular system membranes of mammalian skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2012 Aug; 140(2):109-37. DiFranco M, Quinonez M, Vergara JL. PMID: 22851675; PMCID: PMC3409102.
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    16. The Na conductance in the sarcolemma and the transverse tubular system membranes of mammalian skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2011 Oct; 138(4):393-419. DiFranco M, Vergara JL. PMID: 21948948; PMCID: PMC3182446.
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    17. Pathogenity of some limb girdle muscular dystrophy mutations can result from reduced anchorage to myofibrils and altered stability of calpain 3. Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Sep 01; 20(17):3331-45. Ermolova N, Kudryashova E, DiFranco M, Vergara J, Kramerova I, Spencer MJ. PMID: 21624972; PMCID: PMC3153300.
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    18. Functional expression of transgenic 1sDHPR channels in adult mammalian skeletal muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2011 Mar 15; 589(Pt 6):1421-42. DiFranco M, Tran P, Quiñonez M, Vergara JL. PMID: 21262876; PMCID: PMC3082101.
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    19. Chloride currents from the transverse tubular system in adult mammalian skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2011 Jan; 137(1):21-41. DiFranco M, Herrera A, Vergara JL. PMID: 21149546; PMCID: PMC3010054.
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    20. Excitation-contraction coupling alterations in mdx and utrophin/dystrophin double knockout mice: a comparative study. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010 May; 298(5):C1077-86. Capote J, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. PMID: 20130206; PMCID: PMC2867384.
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    21. Effects of membrane depolarization and changes in extracellular [K(+)] on the Ca (2+) transients of fast skeletal muscle fibers. Implications for muscle fatigue. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2010 Jul; 31(1):13-33. Quiñonez M, González F, Morgado-Valle C, DiFranco M. PMID: 20049631; PMCID: PMC2908756.
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    22. DNA transfection of mammalian skeletal muscles using in vivo electroporation. J Vis Exp. 2009 Oct 19; (32). DiFranco M, Quinonez M, Capote J, Vergara J. PMID: 19841615; PMCID: PMC2793085.
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    23. Dystrophic skeletal muscle fibers display alterations at the level of calcium microdomains. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Sep 23; 105(38):14698-703. DiFranco M, Woods CE, Capote J, Vergara JL. PMID: 18787128; PMCID: PMC2567232.
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    24. Somatic Ca2+ transients do not contribute to inspiratory drive in preBötzinger Complex neurons. J Physiol. 2008 Sep 15; 586(18):4531-40. Morgado-Valle C, Beltran-Parrazal L, DiFranco M, Vergara JL, Feldman JL. PMID: 18635649; PMCID: PMC2614019.
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    25. Voltage-dependent dynamic FRET signals from the transverse tubules in mammalian skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2007 Dec; 130(6):581-600. DiFranco M, Capote J, Quiñonez M, Vergara JL. PMID: 18040060; PMCID: PMC2151662.
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    26. Modulation by caffeine of calcium-release microdomains in frog skeletal muscle fibers. Biol Res. 2006; 39(3):567-81. Vergara JL, Difranco M. PMID: 17106587.
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    27. Calcium release domains in mammalian skeletal muscle studied with two-photon imaging and spot detection techniques. J Gen Physiol. 2006 Jun; 127(6):623-37. Gómez J, Neco P, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. PMID: 16735751; PMCID: PMC2151546.
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    28. Quantitative evaluation of mammalian skeletal muscle as a heterologous protein expression system. Protein Expr Purif. 2006 May; 47(1):281-8. DiFranco M, Neco P, Capote J, Meera P, Vergara JL. PMID: 16325422.
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    29. Optical imaging and functional characterization of the transverse tubular system of mammalian muscle fibers using the potentiometric indicator di-8-ANEPPS. J Membr Biol. 2005 Nov; 208(2):141-53. DiFranco M, Capote J, Vergara JL. PMID: 16645743.
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    30. Propagation in the transverse tubular system and voltage dependence of calcium release in normal and mdx mouse muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2005 Nov 01; 568(Pt 3):867-80. Woods CE, Novo D, DiFranco M, Capote J, Vergara JL. PMID: 16123111; PMCID: PMC1464167.
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    31. The action potential-evoked sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release is impaired in mdx mouse muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2004 May 15; 557(Pt 1):59-75. Woods CE, Novo D, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. PMID: 15004213; PMCID: PMC1665052.
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    32. Comparison between the predictions of diffusion-reaction models and localized Ca2+ transients in amphibian skeletal muscle fibers. Biophys J. 2003 Aug; 85(2):1080-97. Novo D, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. PMID: 12885654; PMCID: PMC1303228.
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    33. Characterization of the calcium release domains during excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle fibres. Pflugers Arch. 2002 Feb; 443(4):508-19. DiFranco M, Novo D, Vergara JL. PMID: 11907817.
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    34. A gap isolation method to investigate electrical and mechanical properties of fully contracting skeletal muscle fibers. Biophys J. 1996 Aug; 71(2):924-31. Kim AM, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. PMID: 8842232; PMCID: PMC1233550.
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    35. Imaging of calcium transients during excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle fibers. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1992; 311:227-36. Vergara J, DiFranco M. PMID: 1529756.
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    36. Imaging of calcium transients in skeletal muscle fibers. Biophys J. 1991 Jan; 59(1):12-24. Vergara J, DiFranco M, Compagnon D, Suarez-Isla BA. PMID: 2015378; PMCID: PMC1281113.
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